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Birmingham City University

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H330

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum. A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.

112 UCAS points Must include A-level mathematics at grade C or above A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent level 3 qualifications

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 in Mathematics and 3 in Science. The Access course must be in Engineering

112 UCAS points Only in combination with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment Acceptable equivalent:- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Key Skills level 2 - Application of numbers and Communication Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - grade 2

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 May be considered for advanced entry subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of Level 4. A transcript will be required. Must be in an Engineering related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 May be considered for advanced entry subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of Level 4. A transcript will be required. Must be in an Engineering related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology, Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. Mathematics must be at Higher Level. This must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1)

See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.

112 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit is required

112 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit is required

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Must be in Engineering A minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit is required

112 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

112 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers including mathematics or from a combination of two Advanced Highers including mathematics plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers including mathematics or from a combination of two Advanced Highers including mathematics plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

112

Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

112 UCAS points Considered with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) You must obtain EITHER a minimum of Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians unit or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians unit from a suitable level 3 qualification OR A Level mathematics must be achieved at grade C or above

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Automotive engineering

Study our Automotive Engineering BEng degree course and join one of the select UK Universities to take part in Formula Student events at Silverstone.
Now is a fascinating time to study automotive engineering as you’ll have the chance to be at the forefront of developments within the industry. You’ll get to work in advanced automotive workshops and laboratories equipped with industry-standard equipment, as well as take advantage of more traditional office-based facilities.You’ll gain practical experience so that you are equipped to apply engineering science to real life situations.

What's covered in the course?
You’ll develop as an engineer able to make a significant contribution to this industry as it goes through an important period of transition in the UK and globally.
Our courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice.

You will develop key technical skills, enhance your creative thinking and learn from industry experts. As well as gaining knowledge and application skills in stress analysis, powertrain systems, suspension, body engineering, design and management. You’ll be learning in a stimulating environment with lots of opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, enhance your creativity and develop the attributes you need to stand out from the crowd.

Our degree is structured so that its themes have a direct relevance to the industry’s current and expected future needs, and upon graduating you will have the intellectual, technical and personal qualities necessary to successfully implement new technologies. Throughout your course you will benefit from our strong industry links with companies such as the Morgan Motor Company, Westfield Sportscars, Siemens, and GKN. You will also have the opportunity to join our BCU Formula Student racing team, which designs and builds a single-seater racing car each year to race in July at the IMechE-sponsored event at Silverstone.

**This course is accredited by The IET.**
**Course Accreditation Information**
Students completing an IET accredited degree are deemed to have met part or all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

**BEng Accreditation**
In order for you to achieve professional accreditation, you must have, on top of your academic qualifications, a minimum of 4 years relevant industrial engineering experience at the appropriate level.

Our current BEng courses are accredited at Partial CEng level, meaning that provided you have the relevant industrial experience, you may be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer Level. Should you wish to apply for CEng Engineer level, there will be requirement for further learning at PG level, for example, an accredited MSc in the relevant subject. Our MSc courses are accredited at full CEng level.

**MEng Accreditation**
The accredited MEng will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MEng graduates who also have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

It should be noted that graduates from an accredited MEng programme that do not also have an appropriately accredited Honours degree, will not be regarded as having the exemplifying qualifications for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council; and will need to have their qualifications individually assessed through the Individual Case Procedure if they wish to progress to CEng.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Millennium Point Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Automotive engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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