Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course is suitable for those aiming for a professional engineering career but not in a flying role. You’ll still learn flight theory and develop skills in flying practice using the flight simulator. You’ll also complete the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) ground school. The programme is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The MEng degree course fulfils the academic requirement to go forward for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

At Brunel we offer Aviation Engineering with or without Pilot Studies for a simple reason: if you are passionate about the wider world of flight without necessarily wanting to fly, you can gain a fantastic higher education that opens up a range of career opportunities without the additional fees needed for a pilot qualification.

You’ll be taught in different ways as we bring the aspects of aviation engineering to life. These include lectures, laboratory sessions, design studio work and one'toone supervision. You’ll be assessed on assignments, project work, laboratory reports, presentations, tests and written examinations.

You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your projects at our graduate showcase, Brunel Engineers, as well as other industry sponsored competitions.

Our courses provide the starting point for a wide range of options within the aircraft industry and its operating environment. Our graduates are ready to enter just about any professional aviation career including aeronautical engineers, commercial or military pilots and air traffic controllers. Brunel graduates working in the aviation industry include a first officer at British Airways and a flight operations engineer at Virgin Atlantic.

Course Modules

BEng and MEng courses have a common first two years, typical modules in year 1 are Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics, Fundamentals of Thermofluids, Analytical Methods and Skills, Aircraft Ground Theory & Design Project, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing & Electrical Machines, Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and W (All students take the PPL ground school), Year 2 five core modules Solid Body Mechanics, Thermofluids. Typical modules in year 3 are Major Individual Project, Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures & Materials, FEA, CFD & Numerical Modelling, Professional Engineering Practice. Year 4: Group project, four core modules and one option module from a choice of two, Major Group Project, Strategic Management, Innovation & Enterprise, Current Topics in Aerospace, Advanced Aerodynamics, Propulsion Systems & Space Mechanics, Design & Analysis of Aircraft and Spacecraft Systems & one option module. Visit our website to find out full list of modules

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £18,000 Overseas Fees