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Brunel University London

Aerospace Engineering with Professional Development

UCAS Code: H403
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA to include Maths and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6 in Mathematics and 6 in Physics at Higher level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

83%

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

£9,250

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

Our specialist degree provides a rigorous and traditional academic education coupled with a well-developed appreciation of the highly technical nature of the aerospace industry. We are professionally accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The aerospace world needs graduates with the skills to take on leadership and managerial positions early in their careers and we nurture these skills through our problem-solving learning philosophy with great results. The A380 chief engineer at Airbus in the UK is a Brunel alumnus. We construct our programmes to give a good balance between the fundamental mechanical engineering subjects (such as maths and engineering science) with the focus always on the application of knowledge in the aerospace field. You will be taught by world-renowned academic staff using excellent facilities including our supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels and engineering flight simulator. We are committed to helping you become one of the most capable aerospace engineering graduates, ready for a high-flying career.

Modules

Level 1 Core: 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 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; principles of aircraft design; professional engineering applications and practice; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation. Level 3: Work Placement (thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major Individual project, Propulsion systems, aircraft structures and materials; FEA, CFD and numerical modelling; professional engineering practice. Level 5 (MEng only): Major group project; strategic management and enterprise; current topics in aerospace; design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft systems; advanced aerodynamics, propulsion systems and space mechanics; advanced solid body mechanics.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

39%
61%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

32%
68%

Year 4

33%
67%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
49%
8%

Year 1

69%
26%
5%

Year 2

90%
10%

Year 3

50%
50%

Year 4

28%
72%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 73%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

61%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

73%

Received sufficient advice and support

57%

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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
14% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

4%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

38%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Only a few hundred students study the subject every year. But with very few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry - the relatively high early unemployment rate shows that it isn’t always easy for graduates who are not prepared. Starting salaries are usually good, especially if you get a job overseas, 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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