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 Core: Major individual project; flight testing and propulsion systems; aviation management, safety and ethics; airworthiness, aerospace business and advanced materials and manufacturing; airport environment and design.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £16,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 78%
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-ABB
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • 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
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) D
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National 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

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 51%

Total Coursework: 40%

Total Practical: 9%

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

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