of graduate employers say relevant experience is essential to getting a job with them
Why choose this college course?
- BOOST YOUR SKILLS – Study a range of up-to-date topics including computer-aided manufacturing, AI, robotics, microcontrollers and more
- RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION – Our BTEC Level 3 engineering course gives you a recognised work-related qualification to enable progress onto higher education and professional careers
- GET CAREER-READY – From maintenance and installation to repair for engineering and manufacturing, this course will open the doors to a range of career opportunities
Students on our construction and engineering courses will learn in brand new real-world training environments under development at University College Birmingham. Our Centre for Sustainable Construction at the iconic James Cond building will offer state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed to develop skills that support employers and their supply chains, along with further new facilities at Camden House. These will include:
• Production line technology
• Industry 4.0 rigs
• Process manufacturing training equipment
• Renewable energy simulators
• Cyber physical system
• Mechatronics automation
• Fluid dynamics software
• MATLAB design software
• Enhanced IT facilities
Formerly a print works, this historic art deco building is the home of our Centre for Sustainable Construction.
Our refurbishment of Camden House will create a bespoke STEM education and training facility.
Topics you will study:
- Working within the engineering and manufacturing sectors
- Essential mathematics for engineering and manufacturing
- Materials and their properties
- Business, commercial and financial awareness
- Computer-aided manufacturing
- Modern manufacturing systems
- Additive manufacturing
- Artificial Intelligence
Please note: Units/topics of study are subject to change
You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment.
Our engineering lecturers are looking for students who are enthusiastic and passionate about a career in manufacturing and engineering, together with a keen determination to succeed in the industry, so please contact Admissions if you do not have the specific requirements outlined below.
If you are unsure if your qualification is equivalent or if you wish to check if you meet the entry requirements for this course, please call 0121 214 2919, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our live chat.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) including English Language, or equivalent.
- GCSE Maths at grade 5.
English and maths
As applicants are required to achieve English and Maths at grade 5 or above prior to entering this course, University College Birmingham will not offer English or maths alongside this course.
Supporting documents required
- School applicants will be required to provide a good school report, which must include attendance. This will be assessed in conjunction with your qualifications and application during the confirmation of your place at University College Birmingham.
- If you are a school leaver (over 19), you will be required to provide a reference from a previous education provider or employer in support of your application.
We are continuing to develop and enhance our portfolio of engineering and construction courses with the aim of delivering undergraduate courses in the next two years. This will provide an opportunity for students who successfully complete a Level 3 qualification in these subjects to progress here at University College Birmingham. Students will be guaranteed progression to one of our relevant degree-level courses.
Teaching and assessment
You will have three days per week in college as well as time spent on industry placement. Around 4-6 hours of homework per week is also advised.
Staff will monitor your progress and have one-to-one meetings with you with targets set. You will also have progress reviews during your work experience, both from our staff and your employer.
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.
Accreditations, endorsements and partnerships
University College Birmingham works with a wide range of organisations to ensure you receive the best possible training and qualifications recognised by industry.
Work placements offer a wealth of benefits alongside your studies, helping you put your learning into practice, develop your skills and understanding of the workplace, boost your CV for your chosen career or enhance your UCAS application for higher education. Our Hired team can help find the ideal placement for you.
Attending a work/industry placement is a critical element of our Level 3 course in engineering. This will usually consist of one day per week for a number of weeks, totalling around 60 hours.
The roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.
Average Salary: £32,000
Average Salary: £32,000
Process manufacturing engineer
Average Salary: £35,000
Average Salary: £45,000
Aspiring to a higher level career? Complete this course and you could progress onto our Engineering HND course.
We are here to support your career goals every step of the way.