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Engineering at The University of Birmingham

Engineering at The University of Birmingham. Professor Clive Roberts, Professor in Railway Systems School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering (also Visiting Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University). The City of Birmingham. Birmingham is Britain's second biggest city

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Engineering at The University of Birmingham

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  1. Engineering at The University of Birmingham Professor Clive Roberts, Professor in Railway Systems School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering (also Visiting Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University)

  2. The City of Birmingham • Birmingham is Britain's second biggest city • Population of about 1 million • Grew to prominence during the industrial revolution • Is a centre for manufacturing industry especially the automotive industry • Has 3 Universities, of which the University of Birmingham is the largest and oldest

  3. The City of Birmingham

  4. The University of Birmingham • Founded in 1900 • One of the first ‘Red Brick’ universities in the UK • Founding member of Russell Group of UK universities • 30,000 postgraduate and undergraduate students • 5,500 staff • Eight Nobel Prize winners among staff and alumni

  5. The University of Birmingham Photographs: Xinnan Lyu

  6. The University of Birmingham

  7. University Campus Q.E. Hospital MedicalSchool New Hospital Site Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Metallurgy and Materials Computer Science Biosciences Chemical Engineering Mathematics Physics Chemistry Civil & Mechanical Engineering

  8. Academic League Tables • Placed 5th in the UK for quality of research • Placed 62nd in the QS World University rankings • Times University of the year 2013-2014

  9. Degrees taught within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences • Undergraduate programmes • BSc and BEng: 3 years • MEng and MSci: 4 years • Postgraduate taught programmes • MSc: 1 year (120 credits taught, 60 credits research) • Diploma, Certificate and CPD courses: varying duration • Postgraduate research programmes • MRes: 1 year (60 credits taught, 120 credits research) • MSc by research: 1-2 years • PhD: 3 years research • EngD: 4 years (including taught component)

  10. China PRC: Fudan 复旦大学 HUST华中科技大学 HIT哈尔滨工业大学 CSU中南大学 BJTU 北京交通大学 Zhejiang浙江大学 Malaysia: Taylor’s College USA: UIUC International Partnerships

  11. 1+1 Postgraduate Study at Birmingham • It is possible to undertake 1+1 Masters study between Beijing Jiaotong University (Year 1) and the University of Birmingham (Year 2) • Students will receive a Masters degree from both universities • Beijing Jiaotong students receive a 20% reduction in standard tuition fees, plus further bursaries are available • This is part of a wider collaboration between our two universities which covers research and collaborative PhD programmes

  12. School of Civil Engineering • About the School • Research clustered into two themes – • Railways; and Resilience and Sustainability. • 95% of research activity internationally recognised (RAE 2008). • Part of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education. • Formal agreement with International Road Federation. Thermal image of a rail track Carriage sliding doors Specialised teaching: Railway Systems Engineering and Integration - taught at the University since 2005. 250 graduates from 25 countries awarded a qualification greatly valued by the railway industry. Postgraduate taught courses: • 7 MSc courses • 2 MRes courses

  13. Courses in the School of Civil Engineering • MSc Civil Engineering • MSc Construction Management • MSc Geotechnical Engineering • MSc Railway Risk and Safety Management • MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration (with EECE) • MSc Roads Management and Engineering • MSc Structural Engineering and Practice • MSc Water Resources Technology and Management • MRes Sustainability and Resilience • MRes Railway Systems Integration (with EECE)

  14. School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering • About the School • Large overseas community of students from over twenty different countries. • Research areas include: • Applied Computing • Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems; • Educational Technology • Human-Interface Technologies • Multi-modal Interaction • Devices and Systems • Communications • Emerging Device Technologies • Microwave Integrated Systems • Railway Engineering • Railway Systems Group • Research in Energy Postgraduate taught courses: 9 MSc courses 1 MRes course • Almost £25 million of refurbishments to the School, upgrading laboratories and lecture theatres

  15. Courses in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering • MSc Communications Engineering and Networks • MSc Digital Entrepreneurship • MSc Electrical Power Systems • MSc Electrical Transportation and Infrastructure Systems • MSc Electromagnetic Sensor Networks • MSc Electronic and Computer Engineering • MSc Embedded Systems • MSc RF and Microwave Engineering • MRes Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  16. School of Computer Science • About the School • Ranked 6th in UK (Sunday Times league table) • Placed 4th nationally for the number of students achieving First Class degrees • One of the first UK centres of teaching and • research in computer science. Teaching in a range of areas from applied computer science to medical imaging and robotics • Research centres include: • CERCIA - Centre of Excellence for • Research in Computational Intelligence • and Applications • CNCR – Centre for Computational • Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics • PSIBS - Physical Sciences of Imaging • in the Biomedical Sciences • One of the UK government’s seven designated e-Science Centres of Excellence. • Postgraduate taught courses: • 5 MSc courses • 1 MRes

  17. Courses in the School of Computer Science • MSc Advanced Computer Science • MSc Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics • MSc Computer Science • MSc Computer Security • MSc Human Computational Interaction • MSc Multidisciplinary Optimisation • MSc Physical Sciences for Health • MSc Robotics • MRes Natural Computation

  18. School of Mechanical Engineering • About the School • 70% of research is world leading or • internationally excellent (RAE 2008). • Research centres in three areas: • Bio-medical and Micro Engineering. • Manufacturing Processes, Technology • and Modelling. • Vehicle technology. • Taught PG area offers three modular • programmes in management: • Engineering Management (EM). • Operations Management (OM). • Project Management (PM). • Student feedback – 96 out of 100 (Guardian). The School houses one of the UK’s leading Microsystems and Nanotechnology research centres Postgraduate taught courses: 3 MSc courses Contact: Email: mech-mfg-postgrad@bham.ac.uk Tel: +44 121 414 4233

  19. School of Metallurgyand Materials • About the School • Over 120 research students carrying out • a broad range of projects often based in • industry. • Casting partnership with Rolls-Royce plc. • Partnership for Research in Simulation of Manufacturing and Materials (PRISM2) • with Rolls-Royce, IBM, ESI, AMD. • Over £30 million refurbishment of the School between 2010-2012, upgrading laboratories and lecture theatres. • The School received £7 million of research income during 2010. Protective materials - cycling helmet Hydrogen fuel cell experiment

  20. Courses in the Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy and Materials • MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering • MSc in Engineering Management • MSc in Operations Management • MSc in Project Management • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering • MRes Biomaterials • MRes Engineering Materials for High Performance Applications • MRes Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies • MRes Science and Engineering of Materials

  21. Benefits of the Scheme • Familiarity with international culture • Internationally recognised degree • Dual degrees • Support further international education or employment applications • Support employment roles in internationally facing China • Implied language qualification for some further study • Fee reduction

  22. Application Process • You must be registered on a postgraduate degree at BJTU • You must have either: • IELTS = 6.0, with no less that 5.5 in any band; or • TOEFL IBT = 82, with no less than 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 21 in speaking, 19 in writing • PTE = 51, at all levels • We will automatically make an unconditional offer to you if you have the correct English level • Students accept unconditional offer • We will automatically give you a 20% fee reduction and recommend you for other scholarships • Birmingham issues invitation letter for visa application

  23. Any Questions?? Professor Clive Roberts <c.roberts.20@bham.ac.uk>

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