Postgraduate Open Week

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Postgraduate Open Week

eps-opendayThe College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers postgraduate students the opportunity to join our international community and share in our remarkable research. The College covers a broad range of world-leading research, from atoms to astronomy, computers to cars, and robots to robust materials. Our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.

Our Postgraduate Open Week gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University.

Plan your day by browsing our scheduled events in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences below. 

Please note: Don't forget about our central support sessions, which may be happening on different dates. Please see our central schedule of events for support sessions which may be taking place on another day during our Open Week.

School of Chemical Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering events
Date  Time Session Title  Session Description
Saturday 21 November 09:00 - 10:00

Masters in Industrial Project Management

Why conventional methods of project management might be hindering more than helping project managers. And what to do instead.

This webinar will give an overview of current thinking on what drives the performance of major projects, and how our part-time, distance-learning, Masters programme helps equip tomorrow's project leaders with the tools and capabilities to help them to define and deliver successful projects. 

Saturday 21 November 10:00 - 11:00

Advanced Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham

This webinar will give an overview of the exciting and varied options for study at through the Advanced Chemical Engineering programme at the University of Birmingham.  The programme is a combination of taught and research based learning and the talk will summarise the various study options and pathways available, and present some specific examples of healthcare related research projects.
Saturday 21 November 10:00 - 11:00

Introduction to Global Energy Technologies and Systems MSc

The MSc provides both the understanding of how energy systems are changing, and what technologies will be important in the future. An interdisciplinary, challenge-driven programme sits alongside internationally-recognised innovation at the Birmingham Energy Institute that spans fundamental research through to industrial application.
Saturday 21 November 11:00 - 12:00

Food Safety, Hygiene and Management: Food - Friend or Foe?

Food is essential to sustain life; however, food can also be a major contributor towards a nation’s morbidity and mortality rates. Food poisoning and allergic reactions to ingredients are important aspects of food related risks. The national and international community develops controls to combat such health hazards. This session will give you a taster of what we cover in our Food safety programme.

Department of Civil Engineering and Railway Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering and Railway Engineering events
Date Time Session Title Session Description
Saturday 21 November 09:00 - 10:00 MSc study in Railways Come and find out about studying railway systems, railway safety, and railway engineering at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 10:00 - 11:00 Postgraduate study in Civil Engineering Find out about the Civil Engineering postgraduate opportunities in Geotechnical, Road Management, Structural, Civil Engineering and Civil and Management Engineering. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.

Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science events
Date TimeSession Title Session Description
Saturday 21 November 09:30 - 10:30 MSc Human Computer Interaction programme overview Find out more about our Human Computer Interaction programme. The programme director Professor Russell Beale will give an overview and discuss teaching approaches of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 10:30 - 11:30 MSc Data Science programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Data Science from the programme director Dr Leandro Minku. Dr Minku will provide an overview of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 11:30 - 12:30 MSc Computer Science programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Computer Science from the programme director Dr Harish Tayyar Madabushi. Dr Tayyar Madabushi will provide an overview of the programme and teaching methods. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 11:30 - 12:30 Research Degrees in Computer Science Find out more about studying research in Computer Science from our research director, Dr Peter Hancox. Dr Hancox will provide an overview of studying research within the School. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 12:30 - 13:30 MSc Robotics programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Robotics from our programme director Dr Mohan Sridharan. Dr Sridharan will provide an overview of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 13:30 - 14:30 MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from our programme director Professor Peter Tino. Professor Tino will provide an overview of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 14:30 - 15:30 MSc Cyber Security programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Cyber Security from our programme director Dr David Oswald. Dr Oswald will provide an overview of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 15:30 - 16:30 MSc Advanced Computer Science programme overview Find out more about studying MSc Advanced Computer Science at the University of Birmingham from our programme director DrRajesh Chitnis. Dr Chitnis will provide an overview of the programme and you will have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk in the Q&A.

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering events
Date TimeSession Title Session Description
Saturday 21 November 11:00 - 12:00 Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programmes overview Find out more about the different Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering programme routes related to Communications Engineering, Power Systems Engineering and Computer Engineering. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics events
Date Time Session TitleSession Description
Saturday 21 November 11:00 - 12:00 MSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) programme overview Dr Biman Chakraborty, programme director of the MSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE), will give a brief introduction into the programme and will explain the main features of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 14:00 - 15:00 MSc Applied Mathematics programme overview Dr Qianxi Wang, programme director of the MSc Applied Mathematics programme, will give a brief introduction into the programme and will explain the main features of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 16:00 - 17:00 MSc Financial Engineering programme overview Dr Natalia Petrovskaya, programme director of the MSc Financial Engineering programme, will give a brief introduction into the programme and will explain the main features of the programme. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.

School of Materials Science and Engineering

School of Materials Science and Engineering
Date TimeSession TitleSession Description
Saturday 21 November 10:30 - 11:30 Materials Science and Engineering programme overview This webinar aims to give potential applicants an introduction to the field of materials science and provide them with an overview of the MSc programme in Materials Science and Engineering that takes place here in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham. Programme modules are discussed and example projects are outlined. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session. 

School of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering events
Date TimeSession TitleSession Description
Saturday 21 November 09:00 - 10:00 Advanced Engineering Management programmes overview Find out more about the Advanced Engineering Management programmes including specialised routes in Construction Management, Project Management and Systems Management. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.
Saturday 21 November 10:00 - 11:00 Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme overview Find out about the Advanced Mechanical Engineering programme and module options available. There will be the opportunity to ask questions which will be answered in a live Q&A after the talk.

Nuclear Education

Nuclear Education events
Date Time Event Location
Saturday 21 November 14:00 - 15:00

MSc Nuclear courses overview

The presentation will go into the context of Nuclear MSc courses for study at the University of Birmingham. It will include content on the programmes themselves, some nuclear industry context, and the potential opportunities for students after completion.

If you are looking for schedules of our other colleges, you can find them here: