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Brunel University London

Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Design (with professional development)

UCAS Code: H342
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% 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

AAB to include Maths and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

6 in Mathematics and 5 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

Brunel University London is a world top 100 engineering university. (Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/5.) We pioneered the concept of sandwich courses with a paid year working in industry. 50 years on we still pave the way when it comes to establishing links with the working world, and giving our students invaluable industrial and commercial insight. We are professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 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. Our range of mechanical engineering courses is designed to meet the needs of industry and reflect our world-class research interests including: â?¢ energy and environmental engineering â?¢ internal combustion engines and their fuels â?¢ materials and manufacturing. Weâ??re here to make sure you make the most of this wealth of engineering opportunity. Mechanical engineering with automotive design shares several of the vehicle design topics studied on our automotive and motorsport degrees. In recent years the UK automotive industry has invested heavily in CAD and new test facilities. This, coupled with the shift towards automated manufacture, is leading to the adoption of new materials technology. This course introduces you to these developments and to the field of automotive design as a whole.

Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; engineering materials and manufacturing and electrical machines; introduction to engineering design; mechanical laboratories, technical drawing and workshop experience. Level 2 Core: Solid body mechanics; thermofluids; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation; professional engineering applications and practice; design and analysis of mechanical systems and components. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major individual project; fundamentals and applications of numerical modelling; business and the environment; analysis of vehicle structures; vehicle aerodynamics and internal combustion engines.

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

40%
60%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

31%
69%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

63%
32%
5%

Year 2

90%
10%

Year 3

30%
67%
3%

Year 4

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 92%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
28% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
392 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals

58%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

3%

Graduates who are elementary security occupations

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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