BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Aerospace Engineering

BEng  |  Placement Year:   Yes

From jet aircraft to air conditioning plant, from tunneling 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.This specialist degree provides a rigorous and traditional academic education coupled with a well-developed appreciation of the highly technical nature of the aerospace industry.

The subjects studied include analytical and computational skills, principles and concepts appropriate to the design and operation of aircraft, and professional skills needed to equip graduates in the aerospace industry.

Programme description

From jet aircraft to air conditioning plant, from tunneling 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.This specialist degree provides a rigorous and traditional academic education coupled with a well-developed appreciation of the highly technical nature of the aerospace industry.

The subjects studied include analytical and computational skills, principles and concepts appropriate to the design and operation of aircraft, and professional skills needed to equip graduates in the aerospace industry.

Key Modules

Aerospace Engineering graduates take up employment in fields such as aircraft and components design and manufacture, maintenance and testing, propulsion systems, flight simulation, aviation, avionics, patent engineering, financial services, and many more.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for

  • Rolls-Royce Aero Engines
  • British Airways
  • Airbus
  • GE Energy
  • Thales
  • Marshall Aerospace
  • BAE Systems
  • Qinetiq Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • the Ministry of Defence.

Research
Some of our graduates go directly into research, leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD), whilst others spend several years in industry first.

Module & Subject

 

Level 1

  • Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Thermofluids
  • Analytical Methods and Skills
  • Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience.

Level 2

  • Solid Body Mechanics
  • Thermofluids
  • Principles of Aircraft Design
  • Professional Engineering Applications and Practice
  • Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation.


Level 3

  • Major Individual Project
  • Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures and Materials
  • FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Flight Testing and Analysis.
Entry Requirements
  • GCE A-level BBB, including Maths and Physics (General Studies not accepted).

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Mechanical Engineering only, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical Principles modules.

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) D*DD in Mechanical Engineering only, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, Further Engineering Mathematics, Static Mechanical Principles in Practice, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice, Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamic Principles and Practice.

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF) DD in Mechanical Engineering only, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical Principles modules, AND A-Level Maths at grade B.

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (RQF) DD in Mechanical Engineering only, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, Further Engineering Mathematics, Static Mechanical Principles in Practice, Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice, Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamic Principles and Practice, AND A-LevelMaths at grade B.

  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (RQF) D in any subject, with A-Levelsgrades BB in Maths and Physics.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Maths and 5 in Higher Level Physics.

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass Access to Engineering course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit or higher on all units. All Maths and Physics units must be Distinctions at level 3, AND A-level Maths at Grade B. Access students who are not taking A-level Maths are encouraged to apply for the Foundations of Engineering course.

  • Foundations of Engineering courses For Brunel Foundations of Engineering progression requirements, see the course page.

Five GCSEs to include grade B or grade 5 in Maths, and grade C or grade 4 in English Language and two science subjects.

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER