Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Mechanical and energy engineering is a brand new degree course, focusing on the principles underlying the generation, delivery and utilization of energy. Choose this degree and you will acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to design modern day conventional (coal, oil and gas) and new/renewable (solar, wind, biomass and non'conventional fossils) energy plants and components. The range of modules reflects several of our highly respected research interests including energy and environmental engineering, materials and manufacturing, and internal combustion engines and their fuels. You will leave as an informed engineer who can effectively contribute to decision'making in this dynamic, crucial and sometimes controversial area. As listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/5 Brunel University London is a world top 100 engineering university and sustainability is one of our core values. The campus infrastructure, facilities, and activities are managed, developed and monitored in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. This includes conservation and enhancement of our natural resources, and prevention of environmental pollution to continually improve our environmental performance.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; engineering materials and design; energy and electrical power; mechanical and energy engineering labs. Level 2 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; professional engineering applications and practice; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation; conventional and renewable energy systems. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major individual project; power generation systems and sustainability; FEA, CFD and numerical modelling; professional engineering practice. Level 5 Core: Major group project; strategic management, innovation and enterprise; management of energy engineering systems and economics; advanced thermofluids; advanced heat and mass transfer; solar thermal and electricity systems or wind, tidal, wave, hydroelectricity or geothermal, biomass, waste, hydrogen.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA-AAA
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma