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 design of engineering systems; professional engineering practice.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-ABB
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) D
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D

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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: 38%

Total Coursework: 62%

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

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