Once an application has been received from UCAS it is assessed with respect to six formal areas:
Examinations being taken
Examinations already taken in Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Design and Technology
Examinations already taken in Arts subjects: Languages, Humanities, etc.
Extra Curricular activities
The Head Teacher's or Principal's reference
On this basis, candidates who are considered able to follow our course successfully and are resident within the UK are invited to attend an interview. Such interviews are held between November and March and give us the opportunity to meet the candidate and discuss individual points in detail, and enable students to see the Mechanical Engineering facilities, University and residential facilities which are available at Birmingham.
Following the interview an offer of a place at Birmingham will normally be made conditional on certain grades at GCE 'A2' level, or equivalent, being attained. Candidates with qualifications other than 'A2' levels are welcomed and have in the past been very successful. Such candidates should seek guidance from the Admissions Tutor.
A number of students each year obtain financial awards from a range of institutions in the form of sponsorships, scholarships or bursaries. Some of these may be awarded to the students before they enter University, whilst others are only available once the student has joined our course.
Please contact our Admissions Team for any additional information you may require.