Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel University London is a world top 100 engineering university according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/5. We are professionally accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Brunel is the closest UK university to London's Heathrow Airport with placement and career opportunities and multiple engineering site visits annually. Our fantastic facilities ' including our on'site engineering simulator which allows for virtual reality aircraft flight testing ' and our world'class teaching staff make Brunel an exciting place to study. Many of our graduates go on to careers in the aviation industry. There is currently a Brunelian first officer at British Airways and a Brunel graduate flight operations engineer at Virgin Atlantic. We are proud to have helped so many students' aviation careers take flight.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; aircraft ground theory and flying practice; engineering materials, manufacturing and electrical machines; aerospace laboratories, technical drawing and workshop experience. Level 2 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; performance and control of aircraft; principles of aircraft design; professional engineering applications and practice. level 3: Work Placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major individual project; flight testing and propulsion systems; aviation management, safety and ethics; airworthiness, aerospace business and advanced materials and manufacturing; engineering systems design and numerical modelling. Level 5: (MEng only) Major group project; strategic management and enterprise; research methodology and innovation; advanced aerodynamics; propulsion systems and space mechanics; current topics in aerospace; aircraft operations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
MEng (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA-AAA
  • Interview
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAB
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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95% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 86%
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 98%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 0

35% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 27%

Total Coursework: 68%

Total Practical: 5%

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

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