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MSc Advanced Computer Science

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Dr. Shadi S. Basurra

Shadi Basurra

Welcome message

Welcome to your MSc Advanced Computer Science! We have planned a range of activities for you to enjoy and to have fun meeting new people and engaging with our talks, workshops and union activities. These activities will help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors. The Advanced Computer Science MSc course provides its graduates with practical experience with models, techniques and tools from the forefront of the discipline that drive innovation in the design of software-based systems within this domain.

On the course, academic members of staff within the School of Computing and Digital Technology will teach topics and supervise projects according to their personal research interests. This gives students a cutting-edge experience, one that opens up new opportunities for career advancement in industry. For students who show aptitude for research, there is also the possibility of continuing their studies on a PhD course.

The philosophy of the course is to promote lifelong self-learning by providing a curriculum that promotes a variety of approaches to study. The curriculum is designed to develop not only the academic knowledge, but also the engineering ethos and practical skills required by the modern Computer Science professional.

To successfully complete the MSc Advanced Computer Science, students will need to demonstrate that they can:

  • Discriminate and interpret the underlying principles on which computer systems are based and apply these principles to current and emerging technological trends.
  • Apply relevant Computer Science theory and mathematical techniques.
  • Compare and evaluate principles of Web engineering that support the development of mobile and Web systems.
  • Collect, analyse and critique existing research materials in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
  • Gather and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data using modern Computer Science research methodologies.
  • Design and develop usable systems that exploit machine-to-machine connectivity.
  • Document work in a professional manner, demonstrating ethical awareness and inter-personal skills.
What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Computer Science

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Staff Profile Image

Khaled Mahbub

Welcome message

Hello and warm welcome to the MSc Computer Science Course. You are now part of academic community of students and staffs involved in education, research, and practice in Computing within BCU.

The MSc in Computer Science is a conversion course that provides you a broad and balanced introduction to computer science. The course aims to prepare you for technical roles in the IT industry by introducing the key technologies and skills needed for employment.

The course has been designed to provide you with practical experience with models, techniques and tools from the forefront of the discipline that drive innovation in the design of software-based systems within this domain. The key topics taught on the course include Software Development (using the programming language in demand in the industry), Software Analysis & Design (techniques for designing large and complex software), Database Design & Development (backend storage for almost every IT installation in the world), Web Application Development (full stack web application development) and Artificial Intelligence (foundation of machine learning and the future of all contextual decision making). You will also learn the key skills of research, academic writing and project management required for study at masters’ level. These skills are further developed and placed in the context of the dissertation.

The development of transferable skills is core to the learning strategy of the programme and is incorporated into work units and assessments: for example; team-working skills are fostered through the use of group, task-based practical projects. Keeping lab-books and submitting self-assessment documentation in support of personal performance fosters self-management and personal development. You are required to meet strict deadlines, which will help you to plan your overall workload and develop time management skills.

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Office 365

The Office 365 suite of applications is free to all BCU students – just sign in with your BCU password and email address. You can also download a free copy of Office on up to 5 personal devices (which includes Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more).

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Artificial Intelligence

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Mariam Adedoyin-Olowe - profile photo

Dr Mariam Adedoyin-Olowe

Welcome message

Welcome to your MSc Artificial Intelligence! We have planned a range of activities for you to enjoy and to have fun meeting new people and engaging with our talks, workshops and union activities. These activities will help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

The Artificial Intelligence MSc course provides its graduates with practical experience with models, techniques and tools from the forefront of the discipline that drive innovation in the design of software-based systems within this domain.

On the course, academic members of staff within the School of Computing and Digital Technology will teach topics and supervise projects according to their personal research interests. This gives students a cutting-edge experience, one that opens up new opportunities for career advancement in industry. For students who show aptitude for research, there is also the possibility of continuing their studies on a PhD course.

The philosophy of the course is to promote lifelong self-learning by providing a curriculum that promotes a variety of approaches to study. The curriculum is designed to develop not only the academic knowledge, but also the engineering ethos and practical skills required by the modern AI professional.

To successfully complete the MSc Artificial Intelligence, students will need to demonstrate that they can:

  • Critically analyse key concepts, theories, approaches, techniques, and principles related to the design and development of Artificial Intelligence systems.
  • Identify and justify the use of different evaluation and analytical approaches to determine the effectiveness of a variety of data modelling practices.
  • Assess emerging trends in the field of artificial intelligence and consider their potential for organisational and societal impact.
  • Examine and appraise key ethical, social, and commercial considerations around the design of Artificial Intelligence systems.
  • Understand and interpret the roles and responsibilities of a professional working in the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science professions.
  • Design and create interactive solutions to real-world problems through applying industry standard principles across a range of platforms and technologies.
  • Critically assess the effectiveness of development libraries, platforms, and frameworks commonly used for building data-driven models.
  • Process, interpret, and analyse complex data (utilising multiple techniques) to evaluate the effectiveness of machine learning models and to construct data-driven decisions for future iterative work.
  • Work across disciplines to create data-driven intelligent solutions to real-world problems both individually and as part of a group; managing project activities under time pressure.
  • Communicate complex concepts effectively in oral presentations, interactive demonstrations, and written reports through appropriately tailoring descriptions for different target audiences.
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MSc Artificial Intelligence

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Big Data Analytics

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Jagdev Bhogal

Dr. Jagdev K. Bhogal

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU on MSc Big Data Analytics course. During Welcome Week you will have many interesting activities that will help you find your way around the University, allow you to meet key people and essentially set you up for your start towards an exciting future.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Cyber Security

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader

Junaid Arshad

Welcome message

On behalf of the programme team, I warmly welcome you to the MSc Cyber Security course at Birmingham City University. I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have many fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school/campus and to enable you to meet your peers, tutors, and some alumni.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MSc Cyber Security

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Advanced Computer Networks

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
A profile picture of Peggy Zhu

Dr. Shao Ying (Peggy) Zhu

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU and the MSc Advanced Computer Networks course! I hope you are excited to join us for the induction week! We have a range of activities planned to help you find your way around the school and the campus as well giving you an opportunity to meet your peers and tutors. Come ready to participate, learn and enjoy your postgraduate study with us. We are looking forward to meeting you.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Digital Transformation

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Deb Evans

Deb Evans

Welcome message

Welcome to Birmingham City University. I am delighted that you are joining the Digital Transformation course. During Welcome Week you will have many interesting activities that will help you find your way around the University, and allow you to meet key people in the Faculty. I look forward to finding out more about you as a person and exploring your career aspirations to ensure you get the most out of your time whilst studying with us.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – MSc Digital Transformation

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc User Experience Design

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Computing and Digital Technology, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

STEAMhouse, CST318 (level 3)
+44 (0)121 300 4007
CDTCourseAdmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Dr Tychonas Michailidis

Dr Tychonas Michailidis

Welcome message

Welcome to BCU and the MSc User Experience Design course! I hope you are excited to join us for induction week – we have a range of activities planned to help you find your way around the School and campus (as well as opportunities to meet your peers and tutors).

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Computing and Digital Technology

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Computing and Digital Technology

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Automotive Engineering

Course location

Exterior of millennium point

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Engineering and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP462
+44 (0)121 331 7424
Ebecourseadmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Staff Profile Image of Florimond Gueniat

Dr Florimond Gueniat

Welcome message

Welcome to the MSc Automotive Engineering at Birmingham City University. Your course is part of the Engineering Centre within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE). We hope that you will have a challenging, stimulating and enjoyable time studying with us this academic year leading to successful and fruitful results.

Automotive Engineering offers an exciting course of study which is critical, challenging and forward-looking. The course also seeks to promote excellent reputation within industry for providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to match its needs. Using real-life projects (particularly in relation to project modules), case studies, scenarios and laboratory sessions in addition to the appropriate theoretical principles and analytical tools will empower you to gain all these skills. The course is also aimed to strike an equitable balance between the technological aspects, the principle skills and techniques necessary for a successful career within your discipline, and the demands of employers and professional bodies for this discipline-specific course.

You will be given every opportunity to discuss the programme with the programme and module leaders, and the teaching team are prepared to give assistance to you as necessary. The teaching team has an excellent reputation with existing students in terms of communication and availability. You are able to contact members of the teaching team throughout your study on the programme.

In terms of formal opportunities for offering your feedback, there will be student representation from the Automotive Engineering at the appropriate programme committee. Your feedback will also take place through using standard Module and Programme Evaluation Questionnaires. This feedback is analysed in team meetings and responses are fed into Annual Monitoring and back to you at the appropriate committee.

In this Programme Handbook, we hope to give you all the essential information you will need in order to successfully complete your qualification. This handbook should be read in conjunction with individual module handbooks and guides, learning resources found on Course Resources and website information.

In addition to the help, information and advice available in this Programme Handbook, each module has its own handbook. Module Handbooks should normally include:

  • Details of module content, including a week-by-week schedule of sessions
  • An outline of teaching and learning methods
  • An explanation of the assessment process and assessment criteria
  • Health and safety information
  • A bibliography and list of relevant non-book resources
  • As part of the Quality Assurance arrangements for your programme, your work is firstly internally moderated and then externally moderated by an External Examiner to ensure that the standards of your programme are comparable with other Universities in this country
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Essential equipment
You will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) consisting of safety shoes and a lab coat during your practical laboratory and workshop sessions. At enrolment you will be provided with a John Smiths voucher to the value of £150 which should be used to purchase this equipment.
Purchase your Engineering safety equipment

You can purchase all of your Engineering safety equipment - lab coat, goggles, and shoes through our BCU online store at great prices.

It is important that you purchase these items before and during Welcome Week so that you can start practical activities in our workshops as soon as you arrive.

This year, all new first-year and foundation Engineering students will have colour-coded lab coats to represent the course you are studying, and these will be BCU branded and embroidered.

If you have already purchased a lab coat ready for Welcome Week (proof of purchase will be required), please contact the technical team at EBE_Technical_Services@bcu.ac.uk  and we can look into this on a case by case basis. Safety boots and safety goggles are the same from our store as you will find elsewhere so if you have already purchased these in advance of starting the course that is fine and hang on to them.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Distance Learning)

This is a distance learning course. If you have any queries then please contact your Course Leader Omer Ozturkoglu

MSc International Project Management (Distance Learning)

This is a distance learning course. If you have any queries then please contact your Course Leader Ian Baker

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Course location

Exterior of millennium point

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Engineering and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP462
+44 (0)121 331 7424
Ebecourseadmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Omer Ozturkoglu

Omer Ozturkoglu

Welcome message

A warm welcome from the team is extended to you for your forthcoming postgraduate studies in MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management program. Your course is part of the Engineering Centre within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE). We wish you very success in your study and hope you have a really good experience here at Birmingham City University and a successful career following your graduation.

As a logistics and supply chain manager, you will have highly developed strategic abilities that ensure your business runs smoothly to maintain a competitive advantage. Our team of qualified tutors has extensive industry and research experience, helping support & guide you throughout your course and professional career. Employability is a core theme throughout the course – not only will you have acquired the managerial, digital and analytical skills necessary for logistics and supply chain professions but also you will have a chance of improving your critical thinking skills, enriching your knowledge and expanding your network with our diverse population of students from all around the world and from various backgrounds. Our MSc program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which is a well known professional body in the UK and will ensure you graduate with the skills the industry demands you need to excel in global management positions.

You will study modules that develop essential management techniques including supply chain planning and analytics, procurement, logistics operations management, project management, and strategic and finance management. You will also study enterprise systems with an industry-recognised software such as SAP to develop your digital skills and help you stand out to future employers.

Doing a postgraduate course is indeed a very challenging and demanding journey. But we are here to support you all the way through. We hope you find this journey very rewarding.

Besides the hard work, we also hope you can enjoy your time with us. As the UK's second largest city and a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, Birmingham has a lot to offer due to its rich history and diverse culture. You may also make some life-long friends on this course.

On behalf of the course team, welcome on board! We look forward to meeting you at induction where you will meet your tutors and learn more about your course.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Engineering and the Built Environment

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Course location

Exterior of millennium point

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Engineering and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP462
+44 (0)121 331 7424
Ebecourseadmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Staff Profile Image

Tony Hayward

Welcome message

Project Management offers an exciting programme of study which is critical, challenging and forward-looking. The programme also seeks to promote excellent reputation within industry for providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to match its needs. Our vision for Project Management has been focussed by the determination to strike an equitable balance between the technological aspects, the principle skills and techniques necessary for a successful career within your discipline, and the demands of employers and professional bodies for this discipline-specific programme.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Purchase your Engineering safety equipment

You can purchase all of your Engineering safety equipment - lab coat, goggles, and shoes through our BCU online store at great prices.

It is important that you purchase these items before and during Welcome Week so that you can start practical activities in our workshops as soon as you arrive.

This year, all new first-year and foundation Engineering students will have colour-coded lab coats to represent the course you are studying, and these will be BCU branded and embroidered.

If you have already purchased a lab coat ready for Welcome Week (proof of purchase will be required), please contact the technical team at EBE_Technical_Services@bcu.ac.uk  and we can look into this on a case by case basis. Safety boots and safety goggles are the same from our store as you will find elsewhere so if you have already purchased these in advance of starting the course that is fine and hang on to them.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Construction Project Management

(Full Time and Part Time)

Course location

Exterior of millennium point

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Engineering and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP462
+44 (0)121 331 7424
Ebecourseadmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader

Hong Xiao

Welcome message

Welcome to our MSc Construction Project Management course! We are very honoured to be your choice of postgraduate study.

Our students in this course come from various background. You may come from different disciplines of construction industry such as civil engineering, architecture, quantity surveying, real estate and construction management. Some of you have years’ construction working experience and know the industry inside out while some of you may just came out of your undergraduate study. And you may come from overseas with very different culture, tradition and religion. But you have the same aspiration, that is to become a competent construction project manager and have a long-lasting career in the construction industry. The diversity of our students on this course will enrich your learning experience tremendously by sharing ideas and experience.

Doing a postgraduate study is indeed a very challenging and demanding journey. But we are here to support you all the way through. By the end of this course, we hope you find this journey is also very rewarding. You will not only learn knowledge about construction project management to become a competent practitioner, but more importantly, develop your intellectual capability to become a reflective, life-long learner with critical thinking so you can continuously develop your career in whatever the direction you choose. When reflecting on the experience on this course, a previous graduate who successfully completed the course with Distinction said that this course had changed his way of thinking and how he viewed the construction industry and its practice. This is the biggest compliment we could wish for, and we hope we can achieve the same with you this time.

Besides the hard work, we also hope you can enjoy your time with us. As the 2nd city of Britain, Birmingham has a lot to offer due to its rich history and diverse culture. You may also make some life-long friends on this course.

On behalf of the course team, welcome on board! We are looking forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you may need to complete a course related induction task. Here under 'Induction/Welcome Week' you will find information on tasks you need to complete before you arrive. This is the link to your Course Moodle page where you will find lots of useful information, valuable throughout your course.

Please note that you will need to have enrolled before you can access the Moodle page.

Moodle – School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Essential equipment

There is no any particular equipment that students should have prior to starting the course. But if you would like to buy a laptop for your study, when possible, please buy a non iMac one as it is not compatible with a software we are going to use in this course.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

MSc Project Management

(Full Time and Part Time)

Course location

Exterior of millennium point

Millennium Point, City Centre Campus (Room numbers start with MP)

Start date

All students should attend their course induction, which will take place on Friday 20 January; please check your email for details. Teaching on your course will begin from Monday 23 January when the semester begins. Your course team will schedule activities for you to find out more about your course, meet your lecturers and other students and find your way around campus. There will also be plenty of social activities to help you settle in and make new friends.

You will be able to see your timetable for the whole semester, including your course induction, on iCity or the iBCU App as soon as it is available.

See your timetable

You can also download the University Assistant app and sign up with your course details for updates on Welcome Week.

Your Faculty and School

Your course is part of our School of Engineering and the Built Environment, within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.

Your School Office is your first point of enquiry during your time with us. You can find them at:

Millennium Point, MP462
+44 (0)121 331 7424
Ebecourseadmin@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leader
Ian Baker

Ian Baker

Welcome message

Project Management is taught by active researchers and practitioners who ensure that your curriculum is innovative in terms of content, assessment and delivery. A particular characteristic of Project Management is its established tradition of research-informed teaching. Project Management has also been designed in alignment with appropriate professional accreditation requirements and seamless progression themes that reflect the Quality Assurance Agency Subject Benchmark Statements and the Programme Learning Outcomes. Consistent to the academic requirements, the learning experience of the programme reflects the nature of your career discipline, both in its content and skills provision. This culminates in the use of real life projects (particularly in relation to project modules), case studies, scenarios and laboratory sessions in addition to the appropriate theoretical principles and analytical tools.

Your Programme Leader has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality and standards are maintained for the delivery of your programme. Module leaders will look after your interests at the modular level. They report to the Programme Leader and oversee the teaching of the module for which they have responsibility. They devise the teaching programme, produce module handbooks and contribute to Annual Monitoring.

You will be given every opportunity to discuss the programme with the programme and module leaders, and the teaching team are prepared to give assistance to you as necessary. The teaching team has an excellent reputation with existing students in terms of communication and availability. You are able to contact members of the teaching team throughout your study on the programme.

In terms of formal opportunities for offering your feedback, there will be student representation from the Project Management at the appropriate programme committee. Your feedback will also take place through using standard Module and Programme Evaluation Questionnaires. This feedback is analysed in team meetings and responses are fed into Annual Monitoring and back to you at the appropriate committee.

What should I bring on my first day?

We look forward to welcoming you on your first day!

You are required to have your ID card visible at all times when on campus, so if you have received yours before your first day, ensure you bring this with you. If you enrolled late you will need to collect one on campus during your first few days.

In order to complete your enrolment you will need the following:

UK/EU students

  • Passport or Photo ID
  • Original qualification documents if applicable (you will be emailed a list of the documents we need to see once you have completed your online enrolment)

International students

As well as the items listed above, you should also bring the following:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Qualification documents as listed in your CAS, for your visa application

What else? The rest is up to you, there is a shop, café, pub, computer access and water fountains on campus, but we recommend on your first day you bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snack
  • Money
  • Face mask

And remember, the weather in Birmingham can be changeable!

Your Student Success Adviser team

Your Student Success Adviser team is here to support you throughout your journey. They're based within your Faculty and provide support for student welfare, run events throughout the year, and can help you access services and wider university support networks.

Get in touch with your Student Success Adviser team:

Contact the team on cebesuccess@bcu.ac.uk or on iCity to book an appointment, find your induction information and Faculty activities.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to arrive in the UK and engage with their studies for Semester 1 from week 1 (w/c 23 January).

The final deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 13 February).

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey.

Research to PhD Computing

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 06 February 2023.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) Team will contact you with further information regarding the induction information for your course. Once your programme has commenced, we expect you to engage with your studies in person.

Your Faculty and the Doctoral Research College

Your course is part of the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment Faculty.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) is a non-academic department within Birmingham City University whose primary purpose is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students.

The DRC is your first point of enquiry during your time with us for all administrative matters.

These pages provide greater detail regarding the Doctoral Research College and the staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Our offices are located in University House, Floor 3, City Centre Campus (access only by appointment).

Email: DRC.CEBE@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leadership

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

Welcome message from the Director of Doctoral Research College and Director of Research and Innovation Gateway

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our vibrant research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At BCU, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public and business engagement, your research has the potential to deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale.  Increasingly, our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

In the last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2021, 93% of our research was recognised internationally for originality, significance and rigour, of which 19% was judged world-leading. Our submission to REF2021 demonstrated how our research has been growing and in volume and quality and included 310 staff submitted to 14 subject areas. This is more than double the number of staff assessed by REF 2014, as more of our academic staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to further improve the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our diverse and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience.

In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills that will set you up for your professional life beyond your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle into the University.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies.

Dr Jenny Harding
Director, Doctoral Research College

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree students are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during their first year of the PhD, DHealth or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the degree and attendance is compulsory for all new research students.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

More details on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice will be provided at your induction.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Twitter
PGR Studio Twitter

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 in person from week 1 (w/c 6 February). 

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 27 February).  

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey. 

Further information you may find useful 

Research to PhD Built Environment

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 06 February 2023.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) Team will contact you with further information regarding the induction information for your course. Once your programme has commenced, we expect you to engage with your studies in person.

Your Faculty and the Doctoral Research College

Your course is part of the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment Faculty.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) is a non-academic department within Birmingham City University whose primary purpose is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students.

The DRC is your first point of enquiry during your time with us for all administrative matters.

These pages provide greater detail regarding the Doctoral Research College and the staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Our offices are located in University House, Floor 3, City Centre Campus (access only by appointment).

Email: DRC.CEBE@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leadership

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

Welcome message from the Director of Doctoral Research College and Director of Research and Innovation Gateway

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our vibrant research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At BCU, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public and business engagement, your research has the potential to deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale.  Increasingly, our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

In the last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2021, 93% of our research was recognised internationally for originality, significance and rigour, of which 19% was judged world-leading. Our submission to REF2021 demonstrated how our research has been growing and in volume and quality and included 310 staff submitted to 14 subject areas. This is more than double the number of staff assessed by REF 2014, as more of our academic staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to further improve the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our diverse and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience.

In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills that will set you up for your professional life beyond your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle into the University.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies.

Dr Jenny Harding
Director, Doctoral Research College

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree students are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during their first year of the PhD, DHealth or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the degree and attendance is compulsory for all new research students.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

More details on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice will be provided at your induction.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Twitter
PGR Studio Twitter

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 in person from week 1 (w/c 6 February). 

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 27 February).  

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey. 

Further information you may find useful 

Research to PhD Engineering

Course location

Exterior photo of Steamhouse building.

STEAMhouse Level 3 Reception, Belmont Row, Birmingham B4 7QR

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 06 February 2023.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) Team will contact you with further information regarding the induction information for your course. Once your programme has commenced, we expect you to engage with your studies in person.

Your Faculty and the Doctoral Research College

Your course is part of the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment Faculty.

The Doctoral Research College (DRC) is a non-academic department within Birmingham City University whose primary purpose is to administer, co-ordinate and oversee the full life cycle of the University’s research community of postgraduate research students.

The DRC is your first point of enquiry during your time with us for all administrative matters.

These pages provide greater detail regarding the Doctoral Research College and the staff who are here to help at all stages of your research degree journey.

Our offices are located in University House, Floor 3, City Centre Campus (access only by appointment).

Email: DRC.CEBE@bcu.ac.uk

Course Leadership

Your research degree programme will be supported by a number of people and departments across the University.

As a postgraduate research degree student at Birmingham City University, you will be a student of the Faculty in which your research study is focused, and your supervisory team is the primary point of contact for all academic issues. Academic and progression processes will be overseen and authorised by the Faculty Research Degrees and Environment Committee (FRDEC).

Welcome message from the Director of Doctoral Research College and Director of Research and Innovation Gateway

Welcome to Birmingham City University and the start of your life as a postgraduate research student, a valued member of our vibrant research community. We recognise fully the commitment that you have made by choosing to study with us for a research degree, and we understand the support that you will need from our academic staff in faculties, our wider research community and our professional services teams to enable your success.

At BCU, we are committed to distinctive, original and rigorous research which discovers new knowledge and which delivers real-world benefits to society. Through your research and advanced practice you will discover new insights and know-how. By sharing your research outcomes effectively through publication, conference attendance and public and business engagement, your research has the potential to deliver meaningful societal, cultural and economic benefits on a local, national or even global scale.  Increasingly, our research findings are being applied by others to address national and global challenges, through interdisciplinary research teams and international collaborations.

In the last UK-wide exercise to measure research quality, REF2021, 93% of our research was recognised internationally for originality, significance and rigour, of which 19% was judged world-leading. Our submission to REF2021 demonstrated how our research has been growing and in volume and quality and included 310 staff submitted to 14 subject areas. This is more than double the number of staff assessed by REF 2014, as more of our academic staff engage in impactful research of internationally recognised quality.

We are continuing our journey to further improve the quality and impact of our research; to grow our research community and enhance our research culture. We look forward to the valuable contributions that you will make.

We hope that you will enjoy being a part of our diverse and expanding research community and find your research degree programme to be a rewarding and challenging experience.

In addition to gaining a much deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and discovering new knowledge, you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills that will set you up for your professional life beyond your PhD.

Please take the time to read the information in these Welcome pages, and the links therein, as it will help you settle into the University.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies.

Dr Jenny Harding
Director, Doctoral Research College

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

As you will be aware from your application and offer letter, all new research degree students are expected to attend and complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice during their first year of the PhD, DHealth or DBA programme (or during the second year of your EdD programme).

This course lasts one semester and aims to support you in developing the skills and competences required to successfully complete higher degree research. It is intended to complement the guidance and support you will receive from your research degree supervisory team, who will be the key part of your development as a researcher.

The course aims to:

  • Assist you in developing your individual research project through a structured programme
  • Prepare you to carry out academic work for your research degree
  • Introduce you to the research skills, practices and procedures that are essential for your postgraduate research study
  • Provide an opportunity for you to explore a range of theoretical and practical research issues and their application
  • Foster a supportive environment in which you can develop a specific area of research interest into a viable research proposal

The course serves to develop the wider research student community at Birmingham City University and enable participants to share any concerns that they may have and mutually support one another. It is important that you attend the programme both to gain the knowledge required to carry out your research degree, but also to make contacts with researchers in other faculties.

Successful completion of this programme is required in order to progress on the degree and attendance is compulsory for all new research students.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice is delivered via faculty and subject specific sessions as well as common sessions (involving the wider research student community).

More details on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice will be provided at your induction.

Social media accounts

Make sure to keep up to date and follow us on all our social media!

Course Social Media

BCU Research Twitter
City South PGR Twitter
PGR Studio Twitter

BCU Social Media

Instagram
Facebook

International students

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 in person from week 1 (w/c 6 February). 

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (w/c 27 February).  

Please check the guidelines on entering the UK from your country or territory before planning your journey. 

Further information you may find useful