Electromechanical Engineering at University College Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Now is the time to get into engineering. With around a fifth of the UK’s current workforce set to retire by 2026, hundreds of thousands of skilled new workers are needed in the coming years to fill the gap. To become part of the solution and make your mark in this field, our electromechanical engineering degree will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to start your career. You will start by learning the fundamentals of all engineering disciplines – essential maths, mechanical and electrical science, electronics, design and programming – then how to apply those concepts and skills to solving contemporary engineering problems, designing new products and developing innovative new manufacturing solutions. Our facilities are totally up-to-date for Industry 4.0, while the hardware and software is the same used in industry, so you will be familiar with it all when you start your career. On graduation, you will be an expert in engineering disciplines, in the use of simulation software and computer control of automated operations, ready for industry. We also make sure you are skilled in independent learning, so you can keep pace with developing new technologies throughout your career. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Get hands-on experience studying in our cutting-edge engineering facilities
  • ENRICHMENT – Go on visits to manufacturing and engineering sites with industry partners such as Shell Energy, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the University of Warwick
  • EXPERT TUITION – Learn from experienced, highly-experienced lecturers with a wealth of knowledge from working in the engineering industry, as well as leading guest speakers
- AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023) FACILITIES Engineering students gain hands-on experience of programming robots and controllers in our state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing cell facility, plus you will use all our modern laboratories for practical work in electrical power, electronics and control, fluid mechanics, mechanical principles and materials testing. You will also have access to the Industry 4.0 Learning Factory at the nearby Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT). Camden House is our bespoke STEM education facility for our engineering students. It features:
  • Control engineering rigs
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Mechatronics automation
  • PLCs
  • Fluid dynamics software
  • MATLAB and SolidWorks design software
  • Enhanced IT facilities
ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is delivered in partnership with the Great Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSloT) CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Process design engineer
  • Process Manufacturing engineer
  • Electrical/electronics engineer
  • Product designer
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course


Year 1: - Engineering Maths - Mechanical Principles - Electrical Principles - Electronics and Logic - CAD Design - Software Applications Year 2: - Systems and Control Principles - Thermofluid Mechanics -Renewable Energy and Sustainability -Smart Manufacturing - Mechatronics Systems -Virtual Engineering and Simulation Year 3:-Embedded Systems - Internet of Things Operation and Control - Industry 4.0 Manufacturing -Project Management -Independent Project

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course: -Coursework – 70% - Practical assessment – 25% - Written examinations – 5% Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £1400 Year 1
International £1400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Electromechanical Engineering at University College Birmingham - UCAS