Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our specialist degree provides a rigorous and traditional academic education along with a well'developed appreciation of the highly competitive and commercial nature of the automotive industry generally, and the fast moving motorsport sector specifically. We are professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). During your time with us you'll have plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice. For example, the Brunel Racing FS student'led team has been consistently competitive in Formula Student UK since its inception and was placed in the top five UK teams at Formula Student UK in 2014, with top UK place in the acceleration event. We are also home to the Brunel Racing TT student team which enters the TT Zero electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man each year, competing against professionals including Mugen and Parker Racing.

Course Modules

Year 1: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; design, materials and manufacturing; communication, management and practical skills; general principles of motorsport engineering. Year 2: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; modelling, control and automotive electronics; computer aided design and manufacture; project management and racing vehicle materials and manufacturing; mechanisms, simulations and computer graphics; plus options. Year 3: Major project; analysis of vehicle structures; racing vehicle design, performance and legislation; numerical modelling, racing legislation, finance and sponsorship; aerodynamics and internal combustion engines.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 78%
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.0
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 72
Studying 9
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 11
Unknown 6

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 49%

Total Coursework: 46%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation