Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our specialist degree provides a rigorous and traditional academic education coupled with a well'developed appreciation of the highly technical nature of the aerospace industry. We are professionally accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The aerospace world needs graduates with the skills to take on leadership and managerial positions early in their careers and we nurture these skills through our problem'solving learning philosophy with great results. The A380 chief engineer at Airbus in the UK is a Brunel alumnus. We construct our programmes to give a good balance between the fundamental mechanical engineering subjects (such as maths and engineering science) with the focus always on the application of knowledge in the aerospace field. You will be taught by world'renowned academic staff using excellent facilities including our supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels and engineering flight simulator. We are committed to helping you become one of the most capable aerospace engineering graduates, ready for a high'flying career.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; engineering materials, manufacturing and electrical machines; introduction to engineering design; aerospace laboratories, technical drawing and workshop experience. Level 2 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; principles of aircraft design; professional engineering applications and practice; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation. Level 3: Work Placement (thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major Individual project, Propulsion systems, aircraft structures and materials; FEA, CFD and numerical modelling; professional engineering practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
BEng (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
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
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • 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
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers

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

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 57%

Total Practical: 3%

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

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