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Postgraduate

Engineering Management MSc

Entry

September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Undergraduate

Engineering Higher National Certificate

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September

Mode of study

Part-Time

Undergraduate

Electromechanical Engineering BEng

Entry

September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

College

Engineering Level 2

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September

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Full-Time

College

Engineering Level 3

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September

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Undergraduate

Building Services Engineering Higher National Certificate

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September, February

Mode of study

Part-Time, Full-Time

College

Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing T-level

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September

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Full-Time

Undergraduate

Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate

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September, February

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College, Sixth Form

Physics A-level

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September

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College

Applied Science Level 3

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September

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Full-Time

Courses

University College Birmingham is home to 7,500 students on a wide range of programmes, from apprenticeships and college courses to degrees and postgraduate qualifications.

Undergraduate

Construction Management BSc (Hons)

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September, February

Mode of study

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Postgraduate

Computer Science MSc / PGDip

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September, February

Mode of study

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College

Electrical Installation Level 2, Level 3

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Undergraduate, Top-up

Computer Science BSc (Hons) Top-up

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Undergraduate

Computer Science BSc (Hons) / FdSc

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September

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Full-Time

College, Sixth Form

Maths A-level

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September

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Full-Time

College

Carpentry and Joinery Level 1

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September

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Full-Time

College

Bricklaying Level 2

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September

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Full-Time

College

Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

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September

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Full-Time

College

Construction and the Built Environment Level 2

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September

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College

Plumbing Level 2

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September

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Full-Time

College

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Undergraduate

Modern Methods of Construction Higher National Certificate

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September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Undergraduate

Quantity Surveying Higher National Certificate

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September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

College

Plumbing Level 3

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September

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Full-Time

Undergraduate

Architectural Technology Higher National Certificate

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September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

College

Bricklaying Level 3

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September

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Full-Time

College

Site Carpentry Level 3

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September

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Full-Time

College

Bricklaying Level 1

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September

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Full-Time

College

Plumbing Level 1

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Undergraduate

Construction Management Higher National Certificate

Entry

September, February

Mode of study

Part-Time

College

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T-level

Entry

September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Postgraduate

Construction Project Management MSc

Entry

September, February

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

College

Site Carpentry Level 2

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

College

Applied Science Level 2

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

College, Sixth Form

Further Maths A-level

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Postgraduate

Integrated Pre-master's

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time, Part-Time

College, Sixth Form

Computer Science A-level

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September

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Full-Time

College, Sixth Form

Chemistry A-level

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September

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College

Information and Creative Technology Level 2

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September

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Full-Time

College

Applied Science with Psychology Level 3

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September

Mode of study

Full-Time

Department of Engineering

Our Department of Engineering offers a rapidly expanding range of courses for anyone looking to enter the engineering field, with programmes ranging from college level (BTEC, T-level) to undergraduate and postgraduate.

A career in engineering

Our courses will give you the practical tools to solve contemporary engineering problems, design new products and develop innovative new manufacturing solutions.

Engineering and construction facilities

Students on our construction and engineering courses will learn in brand new real-world training environments under development, including our new Centre for Sustainable Construction.

UCB Business School to drive strategy for £470 million engineering project

UCB's Business School is celebrating after being selected to strategically drive a global engineering group's £470million product innovation project.

University collaboration opens doors on new training hub for engineering and manufacturing

A brand new hub dedicated to developing the next generation of engineering and manufacturing workers has been opened as part of a collaboration between University College Birmingham and other institutions around the West Midlands.

UCB Business School delivers multi-million pound strategy for engineering firm

A group of students from the Business School at UCB delivered their pitch on the strategy for the CRUSER® project to the Executive team of Hayward Tyler Group after just 3-weeks of analysing the Global Engineering Group.

Lecturer

Raja Muhammed Ubaid Ullah

Computing Lecturer

Mossab Salih

Lecturer HE

Pratik Patel

Rachael Saul

A powerhouse of knowledge, Rachael has been a key part of developments in automated manufacturing, witnessing first-hand the rapid changes in industry.

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull IoT specialises in Engineering and Manufacturing with a particular focus on higher technical education at Levels 4 and 5, with emphasis on STEM (science, technology engineering and maths) content.

Associate Lecturer - Pastoral

Ingrid Constantin

Deputy Dean for Strategy, Recruitment and Innovation

Edward Bird

Head of Department

Kanwal Rauf

Harry Horton

Harry always had a passion for engineering, which spurred him on to enrol on a college course that would teach him everything from robotics to artificial intelligence in manufacturing.

Callum Wara

Callum is working towards his Building Services Engineering Higher National Certificate as part of a Level 4 apprenticeship – the equivalent of the first year of a degree.

Precious Gagu Mowo

Precious applied for University College Birmingham's Engineering course with one goal: to learn the skills she would need to become an air technician with the Royal Navy.

Budding fighter jet technician flies flag for female engineers at opening of new city centre training facilities

A college student whose goal is to become an air technician with the Royal Navy flew the flag for female engineers at the official opening of University College Birmingham’s new engineering and digital training facilities.

Executive Dean presents research on improving regional skills gaps to Princess Anne

Rosa Wells, Executive Dean of the School of Engineering, Digital & Sustainable Construction at University College Birmingham, recently presented research on improving STEM educational access to the Princess Royal.

Higher Technical Qualifications

Delivered by industry professionals, our range of flexible Higher Technical Qualifications in digital, health, construction and engineering, allow students to specialise in specific areas and gain practical skills for the workplace.

Jo Jones

Jo continues to build relationships and raise the business exposure for her current employer, specialist engineering consultancy, Clancy Consulting. She is a trusted advisor to clients and industry contacts, ensuring their satisfaction and loyalty while also driving growth for the…

Coming soon

Alongside investments in our campuses and services, we are committed to providing courses that meet the needs of students and industry. As such, we plan to introduce a further range of new courses in 2024.

Schools

University College Birmingham comprises of four schools, which are responsible for delivering courses to students at all levels of study.

Executive Management Team

Find out more about our Corporation Members by viewing their profiles.

Virtual tours

Take a look around our University, no matter where you are. Check out our virtual tours of our accommodation, campuses and world class facilities.

Empowerment in battery innovation: reskilling, upskilling and growth

With more qualified staff needed to support demand, your solution could be to upskill or retrain your current workforce. We can support you with courses needed to prepare your workforce to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Apprenticeships for Employers

Whether you are a small, independent business or a large corporation, public or private sector, we have apprenticeships to suit you.

Schools outreach

Our schools liaison and outreach team coordinates a variety of initiatives to raise aspirations and broaden awareness and understanding of Higher Education.

Upskilling your workforce

With more qualified staff needed to support demand, your solution could be to upskill or retrain your current workforce and we can support you with courses needed to prepare your workforce to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Study

If you are looking to study a college course, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or perhaps an apprenticeship, we offer something quite unique.

Profiles of Corporation Members

Find out more about our Corporation Members by viewing their profiles.

Courses starting in February

If you're looking for a new challenge next year, take a look at our courses available for February 2024 entry.

Sustainability at University College Birmingham

We take sustainability very seriously and will use our position to embed sustainability across our operations and our place in the community and society at large.

Global Partnerships

If you are interested in developing any form of academic partnership with University College Birmingham, we would love to hear from you.

Joel Smith

From loving Lego and fixing his bike himself as a child, Joel developed a growing curiosity about building and making things – now he’s getting distinctions as an engineer-in-training.

Leading technical educators champion the STEM talent pipeline

University College Birmingham worked in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), our partner the University of Warwick and the WMG Skills Centre, and the Education and Training Foundation, to hold a successful leadership conference on…

Ellie recreates iconic British engineer as an octopus to win at National Make-up Awards

Ellie Burton is feeling shipshape after winning at the National Make-up Awards with her interpretation of iconic engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a sea creature, inspired by three ground-breaking ships he designed in the early 19th century.

Contractors move in to develop University's new sustainable construction centre

Work on University College Birmingham's new state-of-the-art sustainable construction skills centre is now officially underway with the appointment of GMI Construction Group.

Innovative Birmingham education partnership receives funding to teach future skills

A Birmingham education partnership including University College Birmingham has received funding to develop new and enhanced courses to help provide the skills needed in the Midlands’ future economy.

Ofsted praises ‘outstanding’ behaviour of University College Birmingham students

Ofsted has rated the behaviours and attitudes of students at University College Birmingham as Outstanding, the top grade available.

Innovate UK awards £1.2m to University-led West Midlands partnership to grow region’s battery manufacturing workforce

University College Birmingham will lead a regional partnership delivering a new project growing new skills in battery manufacturing and innovation. The University, WMG at the University of Warwick, Cranfield University and RAVMAC LTD will jointly deliver the project and the…

Melissa Payne

Melissa's marketing career has seen her climb the ladder to become a manager within a multi-million pound company.

Graham Whitehouse

Born and raised in Germany and across Europe as a forces child until 18 years old, Graham is the Employer Engagement Director for the Ministry of Defence in the Midlands region.

Academic Support Worker

Deborah Madden

New centres for innovation offer support for small businesses to upskill

A £100 million investment from the Innovation Accelerator programme will see a new innovation hub launched at University College Birmingham. The hub supports manufacturing and construction businesses in getting up to speed with new technology adoption.

Victor Basinyi

Already a successful businessman as CEO of a logistics company, Victor decided to start a new educational journey with a foundation degree at University College Birmingham.

Health Lecturer

Supinder Singh Varaitch

Ross McPherson

Ross started out in retail, having his first job at the age of 16 working at his local Early Learning Centre store in Solihull but swifty moved into the licensed retail trade by the age of 18.

Development continues at pace on University’s Sustainable Construction Skills Centre

Work on the new Sustainable Construction Skills Centre for University College Birmingham is making excellent progress, with scaffolding due to be removed by contractors GMI in the coming weeks.

Department of Sustainable Construction

From traditional trade skills such as bricklaying, carpentry and electrics to construction project management, our Department of Sustainable Construction provides courses for a wide array of careers and roles within the construction industry, taught in our brand new Sustainable Construction…

Celebrating International Women’s Day with award-winning food and a host of award winners

Professionals were welcomed to the Restaurant at University College Birmingham on Thursday 7th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Women and allies enjoyed networking before joining themed tables in Leadership, STEM, Sport, Business, Education, Technology, Health and Hospitality to discuss…

Regeneration of iconic former print works to create new sustainable construction skills centre

A sustainable construction skills centre is to be created by University College Birmingham as part of the regeneration of the iconic James Cond print works in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Teachers' and Advisors' Conference

University College Birmingham is thrilled to invite teachers and career advisors to our annual Teachers’ and Advisors’ Conference on Friday, 3 March 2023.

London trip opens students' eyes to world of opportunities in hospitality

From a tour of Amazon’s catering facilities to a visit to one of the world’s most iconic hotels, Hospitality Business Management students had their eyes opened to the sheer breadth of careers their degree could lead to during a “phenomenal”…

Campus Experience Days

We are offering Campus Experience Days. Give your students the opportunity to experience and learn about life at university or college.

New multi-million-pound sixth form centre to support launch of A-level courses

University College Birmingham is to begin offering a range of A-level courses as part of a major multi-million-pound investment in a brand new sixth form centre.

Education providers join forces to launch new one stop shop for employers

University College Birmingham has joined forces with other colleges and training providers across the West Midlands to launch a new one stop shop for employers and their workforces.

Department of Digital

Join the booming world of digital technology by studying with our Department of Digital. We offer a variety of courses in areas such as computer science and cyber security, offering students opportunities to use our high-tech computer suites and a…

Masterclasses

These sessions give you and your students an interactive taster of our degree courses from our academic teaching staff.

Mondelez International and University College Birmingham join forces to create the chocolatiers of the future

Two trainee bakers are savouring the sweet taste of success as the first-ever chocolate apprentices at Mondelēz International, the home of Cadbury, in Birmingham.

Skills funding awarded to University will boost technical qualifications

The new qualifications are high-quality, job-focused qualifications. These new programmes are a part of University College Birmingham’s commitment to providing an extensive variety of pathways for all learners that deliver career-ready education and training whilst addressing regional skills gaps and…

University awarded four-star QS rating as facilities and inclusiveness bag top scores

University College Birmingham has been awarded four stars by a leading ratings provider evaluating hundreds of universities from around the world.

College fees and tuition

Find more information about tuition fees for college courses at University College Birmingham.

Apply for an apprenticeship

University College Birmingham offers people aged 16 and over exciting opportunities to learn skills for life while getting paid. From healthcare and business to culinary and construction, we are here to help you kick-start your career and it won't cost…

University boosts UK economy by £358m – with two thirds benefitting West Midlands

University College Birmingham contributes £358 million to the UK economy, according to new research, with around two thirds of the identifiable impact benefitting the West Midlands region.

Shortlisted for University of the Year in Student Choice Awards

University College Birmingham has been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards ceremony based solely on student choice.

University partners with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

University College Birmingham has been appointed as an Official University of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the West Midlands.

Mental health nursing degree launched to meet “desperate” shortage of frontline workers

University College Birmingham has invested in a raft of cutting-edge technology to support students on its new mental health nursing degree, launched to train a badly-needed workforce of qualified nursing staff to provide support in the region.

Second successive University of the Year crown up for grabs as institution scoops nine award nominations

University College Birmingham is in the running for an incredible nine accolades at the 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) – and could be named University of the Year for the second year in a row.

University College Birmingham awarded Silver in national Teaching Excellence Framework

University College Birmingham has been recognised by the Office for Students’ (OfS) Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering excellence in teaching and learning focusing on the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from…

Ashlea Mallett

Business Enterprise graduate Ashlea grew up on the coast of Portugal and spent most of her time working on boats and with horses, fueling a deep love for the natural environment - now she is our Sustainability Manager.

Consul General to India visits University College Birmingham

In an event hosted by Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Michael Harkin, Dr Venkatachalam Murugan was welcomed to the University, with a tour of the campus facilities including the state-of-the-art Health Suite and Cyber Labs.

Robots, VR and Lego: University conference showcases innovative teaching for next generation

From roaming robots to cutting-edge cameras and virtual reality, lecturers at University College Birmingham have been exploring the latest tech to help develop exciting new learning opportunities for students as part of an annual conference event.

Partnership with University of Warwick enters next phase to support regional development

The partnership aims to provide a new approach to social mobility by opening up access to education for people in some of the region’s most disadvantaged communities.

Students tap into world of opportunities at biggest careers fair in University's history

No fewer than 80 employers – including the NHS, an award-winning national construction company and a kids’ football coaching enterprise – came to tap into new industry talent at the biggest careers fair in University College Birmingham’s history.

Specialist make-up student shares experiences – and plays darts – with Prince and Princess of Wales

A University College Birmingham student aspiring to make her mark in the TV and film industry had the incredible opportunity to share her story – and play darts – with the Prince and Princess of Wales at a special event…

Introducing new T-levels

Equivalent to three A-levels, T-levels are new courses starting in September 2021 that follow GCSEs and are designed in direct collaboration with employers and businesses so the content meets the needs of industry head-on.

Have a Go

Each session gives your students a flavour of life at University College Birmingham and the opportunity to find out more about our vocational college courses through practical sessions with our expert team of staff.

Sustainability blog | How we are playing our part in climate action

According to research, 89% of students want their place of study to actively incorporate and promote sustainable development. Find out more about our sustainability strategy at University College Birmingham.

‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: How our university embraced city's Commonwealth Games

From providing services and support for athletes to volunteering at venues and even performing in ceremonies, University College Birmingham's community thoroughly immersed itself in the unique opportunities of this year's Commonwealth Games.

International winner and Uni of the Year runner-up in student choice awards

University College Birmingham has won the International award and was crowned University of the Year runner-up in the 2023 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards based solely on student choice.

University of the Year in 2022 national student choice awards

University College Birmingham has won University of the Year in the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), the leading higher education awards based solely on student choice.

Online and part-time fees

Find out more about tuition fees and funding options for UK and EU students on our part-time or online courses at University College Birmingham.

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