Birmingham City University

Automotive Engineering Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

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Our BEng Automotive Engineering will develop your technical skills, enhance your creative thinking and give you the opportunity to learn from industry experts. We provide a stimulating environment, where we will encourage your creativity and help you to develop the attributes you need to stand out from the crowd. Our course is designed to meet industry’s current and expected future needs, so that upon graduating you will have the intellectual, technical and personal qualities necessary to successfully implement new technologies. You will develop knowledge and application skills in stress analysis, drivetrain systems, suspension, as well as body engineering, design and management. Throughout your course you will benefit from our strong industry links with companies such as the Morgan Motor Company, Westfield Sportscars and Aquila Racing Cars, Siemens and GKN. You will also be encouraged to join our BCU Formula Student racing club, which designs and builds a racing car each July to race at the IMechE-sponsored event at Silverstone. Our graduates have progressed into roles with leading companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Ford Motor Company. In 2017, we are spending £8.7 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities so you’ll have even more access to dedicated, industry-standard equipment.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H330
Institution code B25
Campus name Millennium Point Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language.
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
Must have been achieved at the point of application.
A level BBC Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.
Can include AS Levels and/or tariff point qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Access to HE Diploma 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.
Must already hold GCSE Mathematics and English Lamguage Grade C or higher or the equivalent at application point.
Scottish Higher CC plus BC (2 Advanced &) A (1 Higher)
2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BC.
AS AA - EE Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
Extended Project Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language.
Must have been achieved at the point of application.
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
HNC (BTEC) P Engineering related courses
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P Engineering related courses
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme For students who complete the full IB Diploma: a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.
Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Higher Level) Students must have one subject from Group 4 (excluding Biology) at the Higher Level and English Group A - Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 112 tariff points Higher levels must include Mathematics.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) O3, O3 Must include Mathematics and English Language.
Must have been achieved at the point of application.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications
Can be combined with two A levels, a BTEC Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Can be combined with one A level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, or two AS levels to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC 2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BCC.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Birmingham City University
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15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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