The Learning City: Technology Courses Designed to Bring New Degree of Success
The University of Birmingham has developed a new range of interdisciplinary degrees to boost technology knowledge among students.
The new technology degrees, set up by the School of Engineering, have been created in response to demand from students and employers.
University officials recognisedthe need for the new degrees following reaction from employers that they were looking for bright graduates who can think logically.
They want students who can look at issues from different perspectives, solve problems and respond to the technological challenges of the 21st Century.
Students can enter either a BAor BSc degree programme and combine technology with a number of other subjects.
Dr Claire Davis, head of admissions at the School of Engineering, said the degrees had been developed from extensive talks with businesses.
``We spoke to several potential employers, from civil engineering and communicationscompanies to major supermarket chains, about what they were looking for in graduates,'' she said.
``The new technology degree programmes have been specifically designed to provide both technical knowledge and the valuable transferable skills required by employers. …