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.

10 Great Reasons to study Engineering at BCU

1. 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).

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Quality teaching

Many of our professional staff come with a wealth of industry experience and can offer expert support and guidance.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. £150 free credit

To welcome students, 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.

10. Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships designed to support you throughout your studies. Discover more about each of our scholarships, see if you’re eligible and find out how to apply.

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