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BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology

(incl. Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Gerald Feldman

gerald.feldman@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week and getting you started on your course. As you get started, we will give you useful information about the programme, school and university through engaging activities that will also allow you to meet the staff and fellow students.

Dr Gerald Feldman - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Nizam Bolia

nizam.bolia@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I would like to offer you the warmest welcome to BSc (Hons) Computing & Information Technology. We do hope you enjoy your time at the BCU and benefit from the experience. We believe your course can provide you with a strong foundation to help you secure graduate level employment and manage your future career. The Course Team look forward to meeting you all and will support you throughout to develop your potential, but ultimately the individual learning you take from this course.

Nizam Bolia - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Shaheed Parvez

shaheed.parvez@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities.

Shaheed Parvez - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computer Networks

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Shaheed Parvez

shaheed.parvez@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities.

Shaheed Parvez - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computer and Data Science

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Atif Azad

atif.azad@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile
Welcome message

Welcome to the induction week! We are excited to have a bunch of aspiring Data Scientists on board. Since Data has become the oil of modern economy, I hope as Data Scientists you are also excited to drive our collective futures forward.

During this 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. Welcome aboard!

Atif Azad - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr. Carlo Harvey

carlo.harvey@bcu.ac.uk

Carlo Harvey
Welcome message

Welcome to Computer Games Technology. This course models itself on developing developers. We’ve got lots of interesting induction week activities to this end: a student-led game jam, a game night, and an opportunity to meet your academic personal tutors. There is lots of chances to meet your fellow students and the staff on the course and experience the fantastic staff-student community ethos we have here on the Computer Games Technology degree..

Carlo Harvey - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Please complete the Beginner’s Guide to Construct 3 available here:

https://www.construct.net/en/tutorials/beginners-guide-construct-1

This will guide you through the feature set of an online game engine, where you can build a game through your web browser. It will also set you in good stead for the welcome week student-led game jam.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Essential Equipment / IT recommendations

All IT hardware and software are provided on campus for your access and this is everything you will need to be able to succeed in the course. Additionally, there is a provision of a Virtual Desktop that can be accessed remotely for some tasks. However, some students have found it useful to have a PC or laptop to work from home in the past. Should you decide this will similarly benefit you, you may want to consider before investing the system requirements for Unity and Unreal Engine, both game engines we use regularly.

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Mentors
Personal Tutors

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor unique to the first year of your Computer Games Technology degree.

This will be one of:

Nathan Dewell: nathan.dewell@bcu.ac.uk

Dr Diego Vilela Monteiro: diego.vilelamonteiro@bcu.ac.uk

Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Sandy Taramonli

Sandy.Taramonli@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities.

Sandy Taramonli - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computing Top-up

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Nizam Bolia

nizam.bolia@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I would like to offer you the warmest of welcome to BSc (Hons) Computing. We hope you enjoy your time at the University and benefit from the experience. We have lots engaging activities planned to enable you to meet your peers and help you find your way around the school and campus.

Nizam Bolia - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Digital Forensics

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Richard Hale

Richard Hale
Welcome message

Welcome to MSci/BSc. (Hons) Digital Forensics and congratulations on your exam results, your hard work paid off.

Your exciting learning journey at BCU starts with a number of fun, engaging and useful activities throughout this week which will help make your time and experience at university most beneficial. Use this week to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

Your success is central to our mission here at BCU. Please reach out to us whenever you have questions. We are here to support you every step of the way on your journey through the fascinating world of Digital Forensics and Higher Education.

What should I bring on my first day?

Student ID card (you’ll need this every time you are on campus)

Notepad and pen (there can be a lot to remember so keeping notes will help)

Refreshments (there are facilities on campus should you choose to use them)

A smile (we know you may be nervous and a smile will help the nerves disappear)

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Essential Equipment / IT recommendations

It is recommended that you have a Laptop or desktop (Intel i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) to allow you to work when you are not on campus.

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Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

(incl. MSci and Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr. Daniel C. Doolan

Daniel.Doolan@bcu.ac.uk

Daniel Doolan

Dr. Khaled Mahbub

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Welcome message

On behalf of the Course Team we are delighted to welcome you to the BSc/MSci (Hons) Computer Science Course. You are now part of academic community of students and staff involved in education, research, and practice in Computing. We wish you all success, and hope you are proud to be a member of your course, school, and university.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc Digital Media Computing

(incl. Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Sandeep Chahil

Sandeep.Chahil@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities.

Sandeep Chahil - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Laptop/Tablet or notepad
  • Pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Digital Film Production

(incl. Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Stephen Gordon

stephen.gordon@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Dear Year 1 students –

On behalf of the Course Team I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to BCU and your Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Film Production. We hope your time here will be enjoyable, productive and rewarding as we help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop a career in the screen industries.

All we require from you is the commitment to engage fully with your studies and make every effort to take full advantage of the many opportunities which will become available to you over the next three years - or perhaps four if you choose to complete an industrial placement year.

I will be telling you a lot more about the course during Welcome Week and I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like about what you will actually be doing as you progress through the modules you will be studying. Being well-informed means the best possible start to what we hope will be a truly transformative journey through to your eventual graduation and everything good that awaits thereafter.

I look forward to meeting you very soon!

Best regards

Stephen

What should I bring on my first day?

Eagerness to learn and a boundless curiosity would be a great start! Some means of making helpful notes wouldn’t go amiss either…

Essential equipment

Good quality high-capacity portable hard drive

SD card reader

Small torch

Headphones

Pre-arrival activity

Think hard about what you would like to achieve during your time at BCU. One of the early activities planned for your Group Tutoring sessions is a Personal Development Plan which you will create to provide a map of your intended achievements while you are studying for your degree. Giving some advance thought to that activity will be good preparation.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

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Mentors

While you are with us you will have lots of support from Student Success Advisors, a Personal Tutor and Student Academic Leaders. Details of how they can help you are provided below. 

Your Student Success Advisors 

Our team of Student Success Advisors are working to ensure you have all the help and

advice you need to succeed at BCU. They can:

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have
  • Monitor your engagement (Grades and Attendance)
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board
  • Run useful activities such as International Student Buddies, Student Academic Leader Council, Level Up, Microsoft Exams and the University Assistant App.

Your Personal Tutor

During Welcome Week you will get to meet your Personal Tutor. Everyone has a nominated Personal Tutor who will play an important part in supporting you during your University experience. Your Personal Tutor can be contacted for general support and advice.

Personal Tutors are not necessarily experts in your subject area, but they are committed to supporting your learning, wellbeing and professional/academic skills whilst you are at the University. Remember, for subject advice please see your Programme Leader or Module Leader

You can talk to your Personal Tutor about:

  • What you want to achieve during your time here and how you can go about it
  • How well you are doing - your successes and any concerns you or we may have about your progress
  • Issues affecting your ability/desire to complete your course - there are often ways to improve your experience
  • General study, employability or other support needs

The purpose of having one nominated staff member as your Personal Tutor is so that there is someone who knows you well beyond individual modules, who can help you develop personally and professionally. The better you get to know your Personal Tutor, the better they can support you!

It’s not just for when you have problems - tutors can help you make the best of your studies.

What to expect from your Personal Tutor:

  • Meeting to review general progress and regular email contact/invitations to ‘check-in’ meetings.
  • Discussions about your goals and expectations, to help set action plans.
  • Your tutor will make time to see you if you are experiencing difficulties such as any issues either with settling in or progressing through the course. While they may not be able to see you straight away, they will refer you to the right place to get the help or support you need, working closely with our Student Success Advisors to do so.

Your Student Academic Leaders (SAL)

SALs gather feedback from their fellow students, represent their views at course meetings and inform students of any outcomes to improve the quality of your experience. After a year of being a SAL, they have the chance to become a School Representative and get paid. For more information or to apply, please check the page.

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Visual Effects

(incl. Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Lianne Forbes

lianne.forbes@bcu.ac.uk

Lianne Forbes
Welcome message

A big welcome to you all on behalf of the whole course team. We look forward to meeting with you during your Induction Week, where you will have the chance to meet your fellow students, your tutors and get to know the campus. Having had some of the toughest moments we’ve faced across the world in recent times, we hope you have come through it all and you enjoy your time with us.

Lianne Forbes - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Essential equipment

A portable hard drive (as big as you can afford).

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

We have a couple of events for you to join in with. The AI for Good Festival and a Games Jam will both be key events for you to explore and enjoy. Full details will be given in the induction talk but do expect to be on campus for several days in welcome week so you can enjoy all that is on offer

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Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Music Technology

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr Roy Priest

roy.priest@bcu.ac.uk

Roy Priest
Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities including our ‘Sonic Art’ project.

Roy Priest - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering & Production

(incl. Foundation)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr Roy Priest

roy.priest@bcu.ac.uk

Roy Priest
Welcome message

I am looking forward to meeting you at induction week. As well as receiving useful information, we will help you to get to know your way around the School and campus. This will also be an opportunity to get to know staff and students through some fun activities including our ‘Sonic Art’ project.

Dr Roy Priest - Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) / MEng Electronic Engineering

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Jagjit Sehra

Jagjit.Sehra@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the BEng Electronic Engineering course at Birmingham City University. Your course resides in the Centre of Engineering’s portfolio of engineering courses 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.

Electronic 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. Our vision for Electronic Engineering 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 course.

Electronic Engineering 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 Electronic Engineering is its established tradition of research-informed teaching. Electronic Engineering 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 Course Learning Outcomes. Consistent to the academic requirements, the learning experience of the course 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 Course Leader has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality and standards are maintained for the delivery of your course. Module leaders will look after your interests at the modular level. They report to the Course 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. Technical advisers and Support Technicians have a wide range and depth of vocational knowledge and experience and will support you when appropriate.

You will be given every opportunity to discuss the course with the course 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 course.

In terms of formal opportunities for offering your feedback, there will be student representation from the Electronic Engineering at the appropriate course committee. Your feedback will also take place through using standard Module and Course 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 Course 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 guides, learning resources found on Course Resources and website information.

In addition to the help, information and advice available in this Course Handbook, each module has its own Module Specification. Module Specifications 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 course, your work is firstly internally moderated and then externally moderated by an External Examiner to ensure that the standards of your course are comparable with other Universities in this country.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) / MEng Manufacturing Engineering

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Laura Leyland

laura.leyland@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to the BEng Manufacturing Engineering courses 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.

 BEng Manufacturing 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. Our vision for BEng / MEng Manufacturing Engineering 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 course.

 BEng Manufacturing Engineering 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 BEng / MEng Manufacturing Engineering is its established tradition of research-informed teaching BEng / MEng Manufacturing Engineering 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 Course Learning Outcomes.

Consistent to the academic requirements, the learning experience of the course 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 Course Leader has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality and standards are maintained for the delivery of your course. Module leaders will look after your interests at the modular level. They report to the Course 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. Technical advisers and Support Technicians have a wide range and depth of vocational knowledge and experience and will support you when appropriate.

You will be given every opportunity to discuss the course with the course 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 course.

In terms of formal opportunities for offering your feedback, there will be student representation from the MEng Manufacturing Engineering at the appropriate course committee. Your feedback will also take place through using standard Module and Course 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 Course 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 specifications, learning resources found on Course Resources and website information. In addition to the help, information and advice available in this Course 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 course, your work is firstly internally moderated and then externally moderated by an External Examiner to ensure that the standards of your course are comparable with other Universities in this country.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
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 may be used to purchase this equipment.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) / MEng Mechanical Engineering

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Tony Hayward

tony.hayward@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

Welcome to the BEng Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham City University. Your programme 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.

 Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical Engineering 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.

Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical Engineering is its established tradition of research-informed teaching. Mechanical Engineering 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. Technical advisers and Support Technicians have a wide range and depth of vocational knowledge and experience and will support you when appropriate.

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 Mechanical 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 Course 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 specifications, learning resources found on Course Resources and website information. In addition to the help, information and advice available in this Course 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 course, your work is firstly internally moderated and then externally moderated by an External Examiner to ensure that the standards of your course are comparable with other Universities in this country.

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
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.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) / MEng Automotive Engineering

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Jens Lahr

jens.lahr@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

Welcome to the BEng (Hons) 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.

I am sure you will be studying hard to achieve your desired career path, but if you develop an even deeper interest in Automotive Engineering you are also welcome to join our Formula Student team, where you can gain even more valuable experience and, at the completion of the car, can enjoy the hard work by competing against other universities at the race at Silverstone.

I’m looking forward meeting you at your induction.

Dr. Jens Lahr Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
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.

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Construction Management

(Full Time, Part Time)

Induction date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13th September.

You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction week timetable

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Location

City Centre Campus.

Course Leader

Michael Gerges

Michael.Gerges@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

I look forward to meeting you during the induction week. We have lots of activities planned to help you find your way around the campus, find out how things work, enable you to meet your peers and tutors, and get you started on your journey at BCU

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

(Inc. Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Andy Lim

Andy.Lim@bcu.ac.uk

Dr Andy Lim
Welcome message

Welcome to BCU Civil Engineering!

We hope you are excited to be starting the course and all the learning and development opportunities it will provide! From our side, we are looking forward to welcoming you to class!

The Civil Engineering course has been developed following the state-of-the-art in education, industry, and research. We cover a wide array of topics, in a multitude of formats, and we prepare you for a range of careers in civil engineering and beyond. The course also gives you the opportunity to study and learn side-by-side with students from a wide array of disciplines, from Mechanical Engineering to Quantity Surveying.

This guide is designed to enable you to understand more about the aims and structure of the course, as well as the type and style of modules you will take. For more detailed information on the day to day aspects of the course, remember to check regularly Moodle and your BCU email account.

For general information on the University, life in Birmingham, and the services and support available to students you can visit: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week/help-and-advice/student-support

We are looking forward to working with you!

Andy Lim

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

HNC Construction

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Chris Conway

Chris.Conway@bcu.ac.uk

0121 331 7474

Welcome message

As a Higher National Certificate student, we hope you are looking forward to the course and to taking your first steps to higher academic qualifications. Here you will gain fundamental knowledge to allow exploration of a range of construction roles and further progression to Built Environment Degree courses.

The course has a practical focus, you will gain understanding of the technical, legal and scientific principles of construction, and be supported by expert staff who have professional experience of working on multi-million-pound housing and commercial developments, as well as having excellent working knowledge of the construction industry. You’ll also benefit from having access to both state-of-the-art digital facilities and traditional resources.

Using advanced BIM software, surveying equipment and a computer-generated virtual building site, you get accustomed to the technology used in industry.

For more general information on the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to students go to: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week/help-and-advice/student-support

I look forward to teaching you all and being part of your journey here at Birmingham City University.

Best Wishes,

Chris Conway

Course leader, Associate Professor Chris Conway, Director of Apprenticeships

Higher National Certificate Link Tutor CPE Hong Kong

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Chris Conway

Chris.Conway@bcu.ac.uk

0121 331 7474

Welcome message

Congratulations and Welcome to Birmingham City University School of Computing Engineering & the Built Environment.

As a Chartered Surveying Apprentice, we hope you are looking forward to your course and to taking your first steps in becoming a Chartered Professional. You are part of the future of our Built Environment infrastructure, the next generation with a passion for property related disciplines and we are proud that you have chosen BCU as your training provider.

Our Chartered Surveying Apprenticeship course provides the opportunity to gain a qualification and practical on the job skills at the same time as professionally recognised membership. It is fully informed and supported by industry practice and recognised research in design and delivery of modules by experienced staff who have extensive industry experience.

Today's society expect the highest standards of service, the apprenticeship and its professional links provide a guarantee, proof of professionalism and desire to be an internationally recognised surveying expert. By choosing this apprenticeship you have chosen a pathway that will provide access to a global network of property professionals opening doors to expand networks, broadening horizons, and fulfilling the need for creative solutions.

We wish you every success on your chosen pathway and hope you enjoy the experience of our apprenticeships.

Best Wishes,

Associate Professor Chris Conway

Course leader, Associate Professor Chris Conway, Director of Apprenticeships

Director of Apprenticeships CEBE/p>

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Elham Delzendeh

Elham.delzendeh@bcu.ac.uk

Welcome message

Welcome to Architectural Technology team at BCU where Architectural Design Meets Construction Technology. Congratulations on choosing to embark on your BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology which is one of the creative STEM professions. We hope you are looking forward to the course and looking forward to taking your first steps to becoming a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

The Chartered AT is the key provider of modern and successful design solutions based on a combination of aesthetics and technology. We are also the experts in the digital technology side of the building sector. The course will reveal to you the profession of the AT and introduce the knowledge, skills and techniques you will practice and develop with us and in your professional life. We are here to support you from the beginning of your studies till graduation and beyond!

This guide is designed to enable you to understand more about the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course. For more detailed information on the day to day aspects of the course, favourite or set as your home page the AT@BCU web page.

Please feel free to add me to your contacts on Linkedin and follow the course’s Instagram virtual community: AT_BCU. For more general information on the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to students go to student support page. I look forward to working with you all!

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Emma Love

Emma.Love@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

Welcome to Building Surveying @BCU ‘Tradition With Innovation.’ Congratulations on choosing to embark on your BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying. We hope you are looking forward to the course and looking forward to taking your first steps to becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor. Building Surveying is an exciting career, with a flexibility to explore many different career paths which all offer an exciting and interesting journey. .

The course will give you the important skills you need to understand the technical requirements of the building surveying profession whilst also giving you the opportunity to learn and explore the built environment industry. As a graduate you will leave us with the skills you need, the knowledge the industry requires and a thirst to use those skills in one of the greatest industries in the world. You will also be well versed in the requirements needed to take the next step in your professional career, with our guidance you will be prepared to then begin your journey with the RICS to begin your Chartership.

For more general information on the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to students go to:

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week/help-and-advice/student-support

I look forward to teaching you all and being part of your journey here at Birmingham City University.

Emma Love

Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Solomon Adjei

Solomon.Adjei@bcu.ac.uk

Staff Profile Image
Welcome message

Congratulations and Welcome to Birmingham City University School of Computing Engineering & the Built Environment. As a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management student, we hope you are looking forward to the course and looking forward to taking your first steps to becoming a Chartered Construction Manager.

The BSc (Hons) Construction Management is a degree course which seeks to prepare construction professionals for an exciting and challenging career in construction and infrastructure in the UK and abroad.

The course has been designed in line with the needs of potential employers in the public, private and third sectors. It has also been developed in accordance with the requirements of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Both forms of accreditation will allow you to progress through your studies as a student member and before working towards your professional qualification in Industry. As a Construction Manager, you will be involved in managing the project from inception and design through to occupation. This requires a wide range of skills and involves management of people and communities if a project is to be delivered safely, on time, on budget and to the highest possible quality. This Construction Management course will focus on Integrated Project Delivery, working within a design team and understanding the impact of early decision making on your profession and community. This guide is designed to enable you to understand more about the aims and structure of the course as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course.

For more general information on the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to students go to

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week/help-and-advice/student-support

I look forward to teaching you all and being part of your journey here at Birmingham City University.

Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) / MPlan Property Development and Planning

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Silvia Gullino

Silvia.Gullino@bcu.ac.uk

Silvia Gullino
Welcome message

I hope you are excited to join us for induction week! We have lots of fun and engaging activities planned to help you find your way around the school and campus and also to enable you to meet your peers and tutors.

If you have an interest in property and planning, and have the aspiration to reach Chartered Town Planner or Chartered Surveyor status, our Property Development and Planning course will provide you with the skills you need to achieve such levels.

The underlying philosophy of the MPlan/BSc Property Development and Planning course is to provide a sound education base for students with an interest in property and with the aspiration to reach Chartered Town Planner and / or Chartered Surveyor status. The MPlan / BSc is an integrated undergraduate degree meeting both the spatial and specialist requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), which leads to a combined (fully accredited) qualification.

The course reflects the connections between other undergraduate courses and the range of professions active in managing the built environment, giving you a varied and comprehensive education. You will assess how property development can affect individuals and groups, examining the process and outcomes. You will also look at development plans, policies and projects, as well as examining the physical, technical, legal, environmental and political factors affecting development decisions.

The course structure reflects the requirements of potential employers across the public, private and tertiary sectors, and leading internationally recognised professional bodies, the RTPI. The course is based within the Centre for the Built Environment of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Birmingham City University has been delivering RTPI-accredited education in town planning since 1957.

Silvia Gullino

Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Mentors

While you are with us you will have lots of support from Student Success Advisors, a Personal Tutor and Student Academic Leaders. Details of how they can help you are provided below. 

Your Student Success Advisors 

Our team of Student Success Advisors are working to ensure you have all the help and

advice you need to succeed at BCU. They can:

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have
  • Monitor your engagement (Grades and Attendance)
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board
  • Run useful activities such as International Student Buddies, Student Academic Leader Council, Level Up, Microsoft Exams and the University Assistant App.

Your Personal Tutor

During Welcome Week you will get to meet your Personal Tutor. Everyone has a nominated Personal Tutor who will play an important part in supporting you during your University experience. Your Personal Tutor can be contacted for general support and advice.

Personal Tutors are not necessarily experts in your subject area, but they are committed to supporting your learning, wellbeing and professional/academic skills whilst you are at the University. Remember, for subject advice please see your Programme Leader or Module Leader

You can talk to your Personal Tutor about:

  • What you want to achieve during your time here and how you can go about it
  • How well you are doing - your successes and any concerns you or we may have about your progress
  • Issues affecting your ability/desire to complete your course - there are often ways to improve your experience
  • General study, employability or other support needs

The purpose of having one nominated staff member as your Personal Tutor is so that there is someone who knows you well beyond individual modules, who can help you develop personally and professionally. The better you get to know your Personal Tutor, the better they can support you!

It’s not just for when you have problems - tutors can help you make the best of your studies.

What to expect from your Personal Tutor:

  • Meeting to review general progress and regular email contact/invitations to ‘check-in’ meetings.
  • Discussions about your goals and expectations, to help set action plans.
  • Your tutor will make time to see you if you are experiencing difficulties such as any issues either with settling in or progressing through the course. While they may not be able to see you straight away, they will refer you to the right place to get the help or support you need, working closely with our Student Success Advisors to do so.

Your Student Academic Leaders (SAL)

SALs gather feedback from their fellow students, represent their views at course meetings and inform students of any outcomes to improve the quality of your experience. After a year of being a SAL, they have the chance to become a School Representative and get paid. For more information or to apply, please check the page.

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Dr Saeed Talebi

saeed.talebi@bcu.ac.uk

Dr Saeed Talebi
Welcome message

Congratulations and Welcome to Birmingham City University School of Computing Engineering & the Built Environment. On behalf of the course team, may I welcome you to BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course. I wish you every 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 BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying student, we hope you are looking forward to the course and looking forward to taking your first steps to becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying is a degree course which seeks to prepare construction professionals for an exciting and challenging career in construction and infrastructure in the UK and abroad. The course has been designed in line with the needs of potential employers in the public, private and third sectors. It has also been developed in accordance with the requirements of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Both forms of accreditation will allow you to progress through your studies as a student member and before working towards your professional qualification in Industry.

Today’s construction industry is facing the challenges of globalisation, climate change, demanding clients and a complex regulatory framework. The growing importance of technology and integrated delivery plays an increasingly important role in the industry. This surveying degree will give you the skills to deal with these challenges and more. With innovation at the core of the programme, you will learn through creative problem solving and working with our industrial partners.

Many of the tutors in the course have years of practical experience as well as academic qualifications with several members of staff actively involved in our professional bodies and the final assessment of graduates in their professional interviews. If you have any questions about the contents of this Course Guide, need further information or have any concerns at any time during your studies, please do not hesitate to let your Course Leader or Module Tutors know.

For more general information on the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to students go to our student support page.

I look forward to teaching you, supporting you, and being part of your journey here at Birmingham City University.

Dr Saeed Talebi, Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Pre-arrival activity
Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.
Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk

BSc (Hons) Real Estate

(Full Time, Part Time and Foundation Year)

Start date

Welcome Week begins on Monday 13 September 2021. You will be able to check your timetable at the end of August to find out when teaching on your course begins.

Induction date and time

Details of your induction arrangements will be found on your timetable, which will be available on iCity or the iBCU app at the end of August. You will also be able to find the information on this page in August.

Induction location

City Centre Campus

Course Leader

Timothy Lee

Timothy.Lee@bcu.ac.uk

0121 331 7475

Welcome message

I look forward to meeting you during the induction week. We have lots of activities planned to help you find your way around the campus, find out how things work, enable you to meet your peers and tutors, and get you started on your real estate journey.

As a course leader for the BSc (Hons) Real Estate degree course, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the truly great city of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. You have chosen a course which is diverse and dynamic, academic but professional, challenging yet rewarding. I urge you to read this Handbook carefully as it is designed to enable you to understand the aims and structure of the course, the rules and regulations which govern your study as well as the types of assessment methods you will encounter as part of the course. I want you to succeed in your studies and to get the best possible start to your future career in Real Estate. This is where the journey starts! Once again, I welcome you on board and look forward to helping you reach your full potential. For detailed information about the University, life in Birmingham and the advice and support available to all students please go to current-students or visit: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/welcome-week/help-and-advice/student-support

Dr Timothy Lee

MSc PhD MInstP FHEA Course Leader

What should I bring on my first day?

Please bring with you:

  • Student ID card
  • Notepad and pens/pencils
  • Water bottle
Essential equipment

Scientific calculator

Pre-arrival activity

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to complete a course-related induction task. Further details will be available on this page in early August.

Induction week timetable

Your course may schedule activities during Welcome Week for you to take part in. These sessions will be available on your timetable on iCity or the iBCU app from the end of August.

Social media accounts
Student Success Advisors

The team of Student Success Advisors and staff work together to ensure you have all the support and advice you need to succeed at BCU. As recent graduates, we can help and advise you throughout your journey with us. Consider us your go to people in CEBE, no matter the question.

What can the SSAs do for you?

  • Respond to any enquiry you may have (including offering advice and signposting
  • Promote and offer mental health and wellbeing support
  • Ensure your feedback is heard and taken on board through our Student Feedback Forums and monthly Check Ins
  • Organise activities such as Student Academic Leader Council, Facul Tea Parties, Services Fairs, Monthly Challenges and the Academic Awards Scheme

Contact us at CEBESuccess@bcu.ac.uk

International

We expect all international students to engage with their studies for Semester 1 online or in person from week 1 (20 September).

The deadline to arrive in the UK to complete enrolment will be week 4 (11 October), however this will be extended to week 8 (8 November) if you are unable to travel to the UK.

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

International Office

You can contact the international office via the following link http://www.bcu.ac.uk/international/enquiry-form or you can contact them directly by;

  • Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0)121 331 5389
  • WhatsApp: +44 (0)7543 845 114
  • Country-specific enquiries: Visit your country page to find the best contact person.

International Student Visa Advice Team

Our team of International Student Visa Advisers offer a wide range of services for all current international students, including advice and support on:

Visas and immigration

  • Visa extensions and the Visa 'Check & Send' Service
  • Lost/Stolen BRPs and Passports
  • Changes in your circumstances
  • Visitor Visas
  • Police Registration

Employment in the UK

  • Working during your studies
  • Working after your studies

If you have any questions about visas or immigration, send your query online to AskUs or by email to Batch@bcu.ac.uk