BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Aviation Engineering

MEng  |  Placement Year:   Yes

This degree programme is aimed at those students who wish to undertake senior engineering roles within the operational side of the aviation industry, but who also retain an interest in flying. The engineering content is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The course runs alongside the Pilot Studies course, replaces flying training with greater design content, making this particularly suitable for anybody aiming for a professional engineering career, but not in a flying role.

Accordingly, the programme integrates basic flight principles and the opportunity to train on a flight simulator with a solid grounding in general engineering and a background in management and operations. The programme will draw on the close proximity of Heathrow and the other London airports and, on completion, graduates will be expected to follow careers within the aviation industry.

Programme description

This degree programme is aimed at those students who wish to undertake senior engineering roles within the operational side of the aviation industry, but who also retain an interest in flying. The engineering content is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

The course runs alongside the Pilot Studies course, replaces flying training with greater design content, making this particularly suitable for anybody aiming for a professional engineering career, but not in a flying role.

Accordingly, the programme integrates basic flight principles and the opportunity to train on a flight simulator with a solid grounding in general engineering and a background in management and operations. The programme will draw on the close proximity of Heathrow and the other London airports and, on completion, graduates will be expected to follow careers within the aviation industry.

Key Modules

Graduates can enter almost any professional aerospace career, for example as an aeronautical engineer, commercial or military pilot, air traffic controller, aeronautical researcher.

Graduates have gone on to work for:

  • The RAF
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • GE Energy
  • Qinetiq Group
  • Caterpillar.
Module & Subject

Level 1

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

Level 2

  • Solid Body Mechanics
  • Thermofluids
  • Performance and Control of Aircraft
  • Principles of Aircraft Design
  • Professional Engineering Applications and Practice.

Level 3

  • Major Individual Project
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • FEA, CFD and Numerical Modelling
  • Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures and Materials

Level 5

  • Major Group Project
  • Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Current Topics in Aerospace
  • Advanced Aerodynamics, Propulsion Systems and Space Mechanics
  • Design and Analysis of Aircraft and Spacecraft Systems

Choose one optional module from:

  • Advanced Thermofluids
  • Advanced Solid Body Mechanics
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    80% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 5 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