Live webinar - Engineering: First Year in Engineering at Birmingham
27 January 2021, 13:00-14:00.
Find out from the Admissions Tutors about the content of the first year of the degree programmes for Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic and Robotics Engineering.
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09 February, 18:00-19:00.
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The Engineering BEng degree programme is designed with industry in mind, where modern engineering requires collaborative working across traditional boundaries.
You will learn the essential skills needed to operate as an engineer in any discipline, working with your peers from other branches of engineering to discover how your unique interests and skills can work together to produce better solutions.
With the flexibility to explore engineering topics before specialising in your area of interest, you will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to shape your future. Following a shared first year learning fundamental skills, you will then study in one of our Engineering departments; Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. You can find out more about the individual branches of engineering that you can choose on their individual pages:
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Why study Engineering BEng at Birmingham
- A broad understanding of engineering fundamentals, providing solid understanding of each discipline
- Defer choice of your specialist pathway until the second year of the degree programme
- Build specialist knowledge and understanding in your chosen discipline, developing analytical and technical skills
- Benefit from world-leading research activity in the School of Engineering, learning from global experts in their fields
- The only institution in the UK with an option to pursue a pathway in Railway Engineering on specific degrees
A degree that’s flexible to you
The programmes within the School of Engineering have been designed to give you choice. This allows you to find out more about the field of engineering that you want to further your studies in. These choices are shown below:
Choice 1: Complete year 1 and then decide which branch of engineering to follow. This also includes Mechanical (Automotive), Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering and Railway routes.
Choice 2: Complete year 2 and decide whether to continue onto the BEng or MEng* pathway.
*Must achieve minimum grade for MEng pathway.
Choice 3: Complete year 2 and decide whether to take an industrial option, international study (MEng only) or continue with studying at Birmingham.
*Please contact Admissions for specific information about options.
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