Why did you originally apply to do your chosen course at Birmingham?

I applied for this course because I wanted to develop my skills in the fields of Engineering and Management, and M.Sc. Advanced Engineering Management at the University of Birmingham provided the ideal synergy between these two fields. Being able to learn from the expertise of both the School of Engineering and the Birmingham Business School was invaluable to me. The freedom of this course allows you to choose from four specialist pathways or a generalist pathway, letting me tailor the course as per my interest and career perspective.

What do you think are the best points of your course?

– The interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, which combines the strengths of both Engineering and Business disciplines.
– The high-quality teaching and learning, which is rooted in enquiry-based and independent study, and supported by state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
– The opportunity to work on real-world projects and problems, and benefit from the established links with industry and research partners.
– The diverse and international cohort of students and staff, which creates a stimulating and enriching learning environment.

What’s the best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham?

The best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham is the vibrant and cultural campus life, which offers a range of academic, social, and extracurricular activities and opportunities. The University is also located in a dynamic and diverse city, which has a lot to offer in terms of culture, entertainment, and innovation.

What’s your highlight of your time at the University?

My highlight of my time at the University is the dissertation project, which allows me to apply the knowledge and skills I have gained throughout the course to a topic of my choice. I am working on a project that aims to improve the sustainability of a system, using sustainable engineering and operations management techniques. I am enjoying the challenge and the autonomy of the project, as well as the guidance and feedback from my supervisors and peers.

What advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?

– Do some research on the course’s structure, content, and assessment methods, and make sure that it aligns with your interests and aspirations.
– Prepare yourself for a rigorous and intensive learning experience, which will require you to be proactive, independent, and self-motivated.
– Make the most of the opportunities and resources available to you, such as the academic support, the career services, the student societies, and the networking events.

Is there anything extra students thinking about studying on the course should know?

One thing that students thinking about studying on the course should know is that the course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which means that it meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. This is a valuable and internationally recognised qualification, which can enhance your employability and career prospects in the Engineering sector.