Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (Birmingham City University)

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The eastern half of the Millennium Point complex where the faculty is located.
Established 2000 (as Technology Innovation Centre)
2009 (as Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment)
Type Faculty
Dean Mel Lees
Location Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°28′58.00″N 1°53′7.47″W / 52.4827778°N 1.8854083°W / 52.4827778; -1.8854083
Campus City Centre Campus, Millennium Point[1]
Former names Technology Innovation Centre
Technology Innovation and Development
Nickname TEE
Affiliations Birmingham City University
Website www.bcu.ac.uk/tee
Former logo

The Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (or TEE) is the technology department of Birmingham City University, England, located in the City Centre campus in the eastern half of the Millennium Point complex.[1][2][3][4] Spanning five stories of the £114 million complex in the developing Eastside district, the centre offers courses in undergraduate and postgraduate education.[5]

History[edit]

From September 2000, the Faculty of TEE was previously known as the Technology Innovation Centre, but during 2008, the faculty began the process of rebranding and was temporarily known as Technology Innovation and Development until autumn 2009 when TIC was renamed to the Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment. The faculty now includes the Department of Computing which has combined with TIC's departments of software, networks, telecommunications and electronics; and the School of Property, Construction and Planning, forming four schools including School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks (CTN); School of Digital Media Technology; School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems (EDMS); and School of Property, Construction and Planning. The rebranding coincides with the development of a new campus in the city's Eastside regeneration scheme.

School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks (CTN)[edit]

The School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks (CTN)[6] runs academic subject disciplines such as electronics, embedded systems, telecommunications, networks, software engineering and games technology. It has developed both vocational and non-vocational learning, with blended distance teaching and learning approaches. The School includes a Centre for Software Engineering[7] and a Centre for Cyber Security.[8]

School of Digital Media Technology (DMT)[edit]

The School of Digital Media Technology (DMT)[9] is one of 19 universities nationally, and the only one in the Midlands to have been granted Media Academy status. This accreditation is awarded by Skillset, the industry body that supports skills and training for the creative media industries by developing media education in the UK.

School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems (EDMS)[edit]

The School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems (EDMS)[10] offers courses in engineering and related disciplines. There is a choice of 12 undergraduate and postgraduates courses ranging from BSc Motor Sports Technology to BEng Mechanical engineering and from MSc Automotive Calibration and Control to MSc Supply Chain Management.

The school has academic and research links with business and industry, such as Morgan Motors, and works with international technology and engineering solution partners such as PTC and Technosoft, providers of industry standard computer aided engineering (CAE) tools.

The Birmingham School of the Built Environment[edit]

The Birmingham School of the Built Environment,[11] known as the school of Property, Construction and Planning prior to 2011, offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. All courses are accredited by at least one of six professional bodies: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Association of Building Engineers (ABE), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

There are undergraduate courses in surveying, construction, property, architectural technology and planning; and postgraduate conversion courses that enable both cognate and non-cognate degree holders to pursue a professional qualification. In addition to professional recognition, there are partnerships with industry.

In 2009, the School of Architecture celebrated its 100th year. The school is part of Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. The Division of Housing, part of the School of Social Sciences, has been delivering professional housing programmes for nearly 20 years and is a major regional provider of housing education in the Midlands, offering accredited courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Courses are accredited by either the Chartered Institute of Housing or the Environmental Health Registration Board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Birmingham City University: Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment". Birmingham: Millennium Point. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (Birmingham City University)". Wikimapia. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (Birmingham City University)". Birmingham Made Me Design Expo. 6–21 June 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (TEE)". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Centre for Software Engineering". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Centre for Cyber Security". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "School of Digital Media Technology". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham School of the Built Environment". Birmingham City University. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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