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 specialise in one of our Engineering departments; Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
In the School of Engineering we have world leading experts in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering. They are working on a diverse range of projects from fluid mechanics, to developing the latest satellite technology or improving power generators.
The General Engineering programme has been designed to be flexible, building a solid foundation for students to then specialise in their chosen discipline.
The first year is shared across disciplines to allow the development of a contemporary and flexible educational model that builds upon essential engineering fundamentals to develop students’ broader understanding of behaviour, policy, entrepreneurship, and global perspectives and kindles the passion necessary to address the societal challenge agenda.
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.
Following the foundational first year, you will then work to develop your specialist knowledge, informed by the cutting-edge research carried out in the School. You can find out more about the individual branches of engineering that you can choose on their individual pages:
For the first two years of the degree, all of our undergraduates follow an integrated BEng or MEng route. Once you’ve finished your second year, you’ll then choose whether to complete the BEng or go on to study for an MEng degree. Progression to the MEng will require excellent second year examination results.
Why study Engineering MEng 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
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Year in Computer Science' offers students from non-computing disciplines the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of computing and enhance their work-based skills through the study of Computer Science.
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