Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel University London is a world top 100 engineering university. (Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/5.) We pioneered the concept of sandwich courses with a paid year working in industry. 50 years on we still pave the way when it comes to establishing links with the working world, and giving our students invaluable industrial and commercial insight. We are professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Mechanical engineers deal with the design and production of the machines, systems and structures that are taken for granted in the modern world. The range and diversity of career choice is consequently tremendous. Our range of mechanical engineering courses is designed to meet the needs of industry and reflect our world'class research interests including: ' energy and environmental engineering ' internal combustion engines and their fuels ' materials and manufacturing. We're here to make sure you make the most of this wealth of engineering opportunity. Mechanical engineering with automotive design shares several of the vehicle design topics studied on our automotive and motorsport degrees. In recent years the UK automotive industry has invested heavily in CAD and new test facilities. This, coupled with the shift towards automated manufacture, is leading to the adoption of new materials technology. This course introduces you to these developments and to the field of automotive design as a whole.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; engineering materials and manufacturing and electrical machines; introduction to engineering design; mechanical laboratories, technical drawing and workshop experience. Level 2 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation; professional engineering applications and practice; design and analysis of mechanical systems and components. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major individual project; fundamentals and applications of numerical modelling; business and the environment; analysis of vehicle structures; vehicle aerodynamics and internal combustion engines.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
BEng (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
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: 35%

Total Coursework: 61%

Total Practical: 4%

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

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