Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Built Environment

Why study this pathway programme?
  • 97% of the University’s Built Environment graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
  • The University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment has received professional recognition from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
  • With Birmingham undergoing significant urban regeneration – including the HS2 high-speed rail development right outside the campus – this is an exciting time to study this subject with us!
Birmingham City University is #6 in the UK for Land and Property Management (The Times, 2021)


Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree







Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
Millennium Point, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation


Click below for more information on each module

    • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

    • Numerical Techniques 1

    • Numerical Techniques 2

    • Physics 1

    • ICT Skills

    • Design Concepts

    • Programming Techniques

    • Business Studies

Stage 2: First Year Degree

You will study alongside Birmingham City University students on your chosen degree course. For information on the modules you will be studying, click on your chosen degree in the list below and the ‘Find out more’ link, then select the ‘Course in Depth’ tab.

In addition to your BCU modules, you will also study an additional support module with BCUIC called Interactive Learning Skills and Communication.

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

Click below for more information on each pathway

  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management

  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate

Special entry requirements

  • Students must have a Mathematics qualification at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4.