Department of Civil Engineering
Industrial Sponsorship Programme “RESPECT”
RESPECT is an initiative for Civil Engineering undergraduate students and builds on our strong links with industry to provide a symbiotic relationship between training, education and employment.
Companies taking part in RESPECT each year look for motivated, enthusiastic engineers. They are all looking for talented engineers which is why they come to Birmingham! All will recruit for summer or industrial year placements and some look for long-term sponsorship and development during your time as a student.
This gives you flexibility to use the Department’s industrial contacts to your benefit: whether you want to look for the security of a commitment between you and your company, or whether you want to get as much variety of experience as you’re able.
If you’re lucky enough to be offered sponsorship, not only does it mean valuable paid work experience, it also means a bursary per subsequent year of study (the bursary is up to the company but if it is offered, it is usually in the region of £1,000-£1,500 pa). All companies taking part in RESPECT hope to offer a possible job upon graduation.
Learn more about RESPECT
Institute of Civil Engineers, QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship
All our courses are accredited by the Institute of Civil Engineers. QUEST scholars could receive £8,000 during their studies, paid work placements and potentially a full time job when graduating.
Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship
All our courses are accredited by The Institution of Engineering Technology (the IET). As well as meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration, this enables high-achieving students on our courses to apply for a scholarship from the IET worth £1,000 per year.
Scholarships are yet to be confirmed but in the meantime you can find more information on previous years at the following link. Learn more about The Institution of Engineering Technology Diamond Scholarship.
UK Electronic Skills Foundation
The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) offers scholarships to Electronics undergraduates at partner universities. Successful scholars will receive a host of benefits and opportunities, including an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and connections to a leading employer in the Electronics sector. For information on the scheme including the eligibility requirements please visit UKESF.
Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates
The Dialog Award for Female Undergraduates is a collaboration between Dialog Semiconductor and the UKESF. It supports a number of female undergraduates who are commencing the first year of their studies on Electronics-related degree courses at leading UK universities.