Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

Why study this pathway programme?
  • You will be learning at the heart of a city that employs over 100,000 people in the engineering industry.
  • The University takes 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 companies including BMW, Renault Sport Racing and Jaguar Land Rover.

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





As of September 2020, the University’s fees will be changing to £12,800 per year of study.



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

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) Automotive Engineering

  • MEng Automotive Engineering*

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

  • MEng Civil Engineering

  • BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

  • MEng Electronic Engineering

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering*

Special entry requirements

  • Students entering University Foundation must have Mathematics qualifications at GCSE-level or equivalent with a Grade C/4, plus a GCSE-level or equivalent pass in a Science-related subject.
  • Stage 2 First Year Degree: students require Maths at A-level (or equivalent in a different qualification) with a minimum of Grade C
  • *MEng programmes in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering requires ATAS clearance. Please speak to admissions for more information. 
  • *MEng offers can only be made if the student has successfully completed Mathematics with the required grades. If the student has taken Physics, they must have also passed this. Please check the entry requirements for further details. If students do not meet these requirements, a BEng or BSc can be considered.