The mainstream course covers all the fundamental elements of mechanical engineering and design and provides a background in related fields such as computing, electronics, electrical engineering, control, energy and environment. To give you greater commercial insight and awareness, you will also study elements of management, finance and law.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
About Mechanical Engineering at Brunel
From jet aircraft to air conditioning plant, from tunnelling machines to body-scanners, from technical consultancy to financial services such as insurance, mechanical engineers deal with the design and production of the machines, systems and structures that are taken for granted in the modern world.
The range and diversity of career choice is consequently tremendous. In response to this diversity, we offer a variety of courses.
Interacting with students from different specialisms and with different interests is an important part of the University experience. To help with this, we have introduced a multidisciplinary project for Level 1 students. This is a design-based competition between teams made up of students from a number of subjects.
We also offer the Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year course.
The range of courses reflects several of our research interests:
This course aims to produce highly qualified engineers with recognised skills and knowledge who are able to pursue a wide range of careers.
Emphasis in all courses is on gaining industrial and commercial insight and awareness. Students following either the four-year or five-year sandwich programmes gain a fast track route to chartered engineering status.
Levels 1 and 2 are common to all mechanical engineering courses and aim to give you a strong grounding in engineering sciences. You will take a module which includes hands-on workshop practice and transferable skills training.
If you progress to an MEng programme you will, in addition, take Level 4, which represents one further year of study.
Language options are available in the final year of the MEng. Several levels of ability are catered for in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Design is an integrating subject in that it brings together all the academic disciplines in order to solve typical engineering problems. It is project-based, and often involves working in small groups. This work develops not only your engineering ability but also your communication and graphics skills.
Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics
Fundamentals of Thermofluids
Analytical Methods and Skills
Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines
Introduction to Engineering Design
Mechanical Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience
Solid Body Mechanics
Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation
Professional Engineering Applications and Practice
Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components
Major Individual Project
Fundamentals and Applications of Numerical Modelling
Business and the Environment
Level 3 Options
Analysis of Vehicle Structures
Vehicle Aerodynamics and Internal Combustion Engines
Aircraft Structures, Stability and Control
Aircraft Aerodynamics, Propulsion Systems and Flight Mechanics
Electrical Systems for Buildings
Major Group Project
Strategic Management and Enterprise
Research Methodology and Innovation
Advanced Modelling and Design
Advanced Solid Body Mechanics
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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