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Brunel University London

Mechanical Engineering with Building Services

UCAS Code: HK22
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Civil engineering
  • Building
Student score
80% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Not Available
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

Not Available

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 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 building services includes topics in which many of our research staff lead the field, for example the natural ventilation of deep-plan buildings and the application of solar energy in buildings. Modern businesses demand an increasingly high-quality environment in which to work. The design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, lighting and security systems are becoming more complex, efficient and sophisticated to meet this demand. This course covers all the fundamental elements of mechanical engineering and design and provides background in subjects like electronics, electrical engineering, control, energy and environment.

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 Core: Major individual project; fundamentals and applications of numerical modelling; business and the environment; analysis of vehicle structures; HVAC systems; electrical systems for buildings. Level 4 Core: Major group project; strategic management and enterprise; research methodology and innovation; advanced modelling and design; advanced thermofluids; 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

36%
64%

Year 2

32%
68%

Year 3

35%
65%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

58%
37%
5%

Year 2

44%
56%

Year 3

21%
79%

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 88%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are road transport drivers

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

29%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession probably hit construction the hardest of all industries, which meant that civil engineering, which had one of the lowest unemployment rates before the downturn, was one of the worst affected subjects. Things have got better since then, and appear to be rapidly improving, but normally we'd expect to see unemployment rates at about half of what they are currently. We're still officially short of civil engineers, especially in areas to do with mining, tunnelling and safety, and salaries are well above the graduate average. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees – it’s the most common way for civil engineers to secure their first position.
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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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