Birmingham City University International College

Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

Why study this pathway programme?
  • Learn at the heart of a city that employs over 100,000 people in the engineering industry.
  • Take part in TechFest and the annual Formula Student event run by IMechE at Silverstone, giving you lots of opportunity to network and build your professional profile.
  • Previous university students have obtained placements with global companies such as BMW, Renault Sport Racing and Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Professional accreditations include the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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

  • Design Concepts

  • ICT skills

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Physics 1

  • Physics 2

  • Programming Techniques

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

  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

  • MEng Electronic Engineering

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering

Special entry requirements

  • For Foundation, students must have a Mathematics AND a Science-related qualification at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4.
  • For First Year, students must have Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent in a different qualification) with a minimum of Grade C.