Engineering with Business Management: University of Birmingham

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Engineering with Business Management: University of Birmingham, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 years for BEng, 4 years for MEng
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This programme is designed for students who aim to become managers in industrial or commercial organisations. It offers a powerful, multidisciplinary blend of business skills and engineering knowledge, with the option of studying or working abroad. The diversity of this programme means that there is a good balance between the time spent studying technical and business topics. So, if you have a broad educational background you will find that this programme suits you well.

First year

In your first year, you study fundamental engineering science, and modules on design and mathematical modelling. In addition, you follow two modules in the Business School that continue throughout your degree as the Business Management Minor.

Subsequent years

In the subsequent years you pursue four integrated themes of study that progressively develop your abilities. These are:

  • Manufacturing technology – the methods by which products are made
  • Operations management – the way in which industrial businesses are organised
  • Computational methods – the analytical, statistical and computational tools to optimise the effectiveness of your decisions

Design and ergonomics

Uniquely, you have the opportunity to explore the total design process. Working in a small team, you identify a market need for your own product and pursue it through specification, detail design and ultimately to the planning of the production process.

Career opportunities

With its balanced mix of engineering and industrially orientated economics, this unique programme produces graduates who can progress to the highest positions in industrial and commercial management. Some graduates choose to remain within mainstream engineering, while many others take up careers in management, marketing, accounting, consultancy or finance.

Entry requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: AAB–BBB
  • Required subjects: A level Mathematics grade B
  • General Studies: not accepted
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 32–36 points including Mathematics at HL

Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details

Additional information

  1. This programme incorporates the Business Management Minor – a co-ordinated suite of modules delivered by the Birmingham Business School, occupying one-third of each year.
  2. Industrial placement and overseas study options are also available, as is a Foundation Year

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  • Postal address: The University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT
    United Kingdom
  • Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3344
  • Fax: +44(0)121 414 3971


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