Open Day

Sun 25 November

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Why study with us?

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose Engineering at Birmingham City University.

Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 97.4% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

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Investing in your future

We've invested £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities, including new specialist labs, and a project space with makers’ area, to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning. 

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Work placements

To help you stand out in today’s competitive jobs market, our courses offer a placement option. Our students have completed placements at companies including: Network Rail, BMW, Renault Sport Racing, Worcester Bosch and Jaguar Land Rover.

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A global city

Birmingham is the UK home of engineering, employing over 100,000 people in the industry.Major manufacturing businesses including Jaguar Land Rover and MG are based in the West Midlands — and we have links with many of them.

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WISE members

We are members of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), and host an annual Women in Engineering Day, demonstrating our commitment to encouraging more girls to choose engineering and computing careers.

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Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

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Events and activities

We take part in the annual Formula Student event run by IMechE at Silverstone, as well as running events such as Women in Engineering and TechFest, which are great ways to build your skills and make useful contacts.

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£150 free credit

To welcome students starting in 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways on books and learning materials. Find out more about the £150 free credit.

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Travel scholarships

Our International Travel Scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake study abroad programmes, international internships and voluntary roles. Scholarships of up to £1,000 are on offer to support your activity. It’s a great way to see the world!

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Student satisfaction

Our engineering courses have achieved high student satisfaction ratings. Mechanical Engineering achieved 92 per cent student satisfaction, and Electronic Engineering 91 per cent satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.

 

Book onto our next Open Day - Sunday 25 November

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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Our facilities

Our new facilities enable our students to think as engineers. They include a large flexible project space with makers’ area and rapid prototyping equipment, a new hydraulics lab and a new geotechnical soils lab, all featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Our lecturers

What’s it like to be an Engineering student?

Watch Sophie’s vlog as she explains what it’s like to be an Engineering student at BCU and discover some of her favourite things about studying with us.

Take a look at the variety of ways in which you’ll learn whilst on the course, check out our facilities, how you’ll apply your knowledge in practical situations and take a look at the exciting opportunity Sophie was given outside the classroom. There are lots of ways to develop your skills and prepare for a successful career in Engineering, with excellent opportunities given to you both inside and outside the classroom. Visit our open day to find out more.

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Solving problems, improving lives

The national Engineers Without Borders competition encourages engineering students to use their problem solving skills for the greater good. See how our students used their talent to create a way to save lives.

We have embedded this challenge in our engineering curriculum so that all students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world problems, building their skills and preparing them for a successful career after graduation. This is just one of the ways we support you to gain the skills employers want, while teaching you about the global importance of engineering.

Enhancing your employability