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Brunel University London

Aerospace Engineering (4 years)

UCAS Code: H400
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including A in Mathematics and A in Physics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

including Mathematics and Physics

BTEC Diploma

in Mechanical Engineering only including Distinctions in Units 1, 7, 8, 27, 28, 29, 31 and an A level grade A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

including grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and grade 6 in Higher Level Physics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Aerospace Engineering at Brunel is part of one of the UK’s leading engineering departments at the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Our courses will prepare you for a career in one of the most exciting and fast-moving industries in the world today. The global aerospace engineering industry needs graduates with the skills to take on leadership and managerial positions early in their careers. We nurture these skills through our problem-solving learning philosophy. You’ll be taught by world-renowned academic staff. Our courses balance fundamental mechanical engineering subjects such as mathematics and engineering science with the application of knowledge in the aerospace field. We are committed to helping you become one of the most capable Aerospace Engineering graduates, ready for a high-flying career. We provide a rigorous and traditional academic education coupled with an appreciation of the highly technical nature of the aerospace industry. You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your projects at our graduate showcase, Brunel Engineers, as well as at other industry-sponsored competitions. You’ll be taught through lectures, laboratory sessions, design studio work and one-to-one supervision. You’ll be assessed on assignments, project work, reports on laboratory practicals, oral presentations, tests and written examinations. If you select the sandwich course you’ll gain work experience and academic credit. The placement will also fast-track you towards Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status. Brunel’s on-campus Professional Development Centre can help you find the placement that is right for you. Brunel is the closest university to London’s Heathrow Airport, providing opportunities for site visits and placement and career options. We are known for developing high-calibre graduates. When you leave us, you will have developed transferable skills relevant to demanding careers in the aerospace, aeronautical and related industries. Our students often have several job offers before they graduate. They take up employment in fields such as aircraft and components design and manufacture, maintenance and testing, flight simulation, aviation, avionics and patent engineering. The president and CEO at Airbus Group in the UK is a Brunel engineering alumnus. Others are working for Rolls-Royce, British Airways, BAE Systems, GE Energy, Thales, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and the Ministry of Defence.


BEng and MEng courses have a common first two years. You can choose from 4/5 year course for professional development. Typical modules in year 1 are 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. Typical modules in year 2 are Solid Body Mechanics, Thermofluids, Principles of Aircraft Design, Professional Engineering Applications & Practice, Computing, Analytical Methods, Control & Instrumentation. Typical modules in year 3 are Major Individual Project, Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures and Materials, FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems, Professional Engineering Practice & Flight Testing and Analysis. Year 4 typical core modules are Major Group Project, Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise & more. Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
398 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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