Mechanical Engineering with Professional DevelopmentUCAS Code: H302
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including A in Mathematics and A in Physics
including Mathematics and Physics
in Mechanical Engineering only including Distinctions in Units 1, 7, 8, 27, 28, 29, 31 and an A level grade A in Mathematics
including grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and grade 6 in Higher Level Physics
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.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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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
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
Mechanical Engineering is the most established subject area at Brunel. It is one of very few in the UK that provides broad education in mechanical, energy, aeronautics, building services and automotive/motorsport engineering. Our annual Brunel Engineers event offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your final-year work to fellow students and industry representatives. This exciting celebration brings together the creative minds of our final-year students to showcase projects ranging from nano and micro engineering to larger scale aviation projects. Our dynamic student Brunel Racing TT Team enter the TT zero electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man and our Brunel Racing FS team compete in the Formula Student competitions every year. Wherever your interests lie, we are confident that you’ll find the course that is right for you at Brunel. All our courses are offered as BEng or MEng programmes. If you join us on the BEng you can transfer to the MEng programme at the end of the second year, provided you reach a certain progression standard. The final year of the MEng will broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the discipline to prepare you for the leadership needs of industry. You can choose the full-time route or include a year’s placement by opting to go on a high-quality work placement usually between Levels 2 and 3. You’ll gain experience and academic credit and develop the competencies valued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, fast-tracking 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. Mechanical engineers deal with the design and production of the machines, systems and structures that are everywhere in the modern world. Our mechanical engineering courses meet the needs of industry and reflect our world-class research interests, in particular in energy and environmental engineering; internal combustion engines and their fuels; and materials and manufacturing. We offer a broad-based general degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as three courses that allow you to specialise in the third year in the area that interests you. All our Mechanical Engineering courses are taught together in the first and second years. You’ll learn through lectures, laboratory sessions, design studio workshops and one-to-one supervision. You’ll produce assignments, project work, reports on laboratory practicals, oral presentations and take short tests and examinations. Our Level 1 project is a design-based competition between teams of students from different subjects, enabling you to learn from each other and collaborate as you would in the working world. Our mainstream Mechanical Engineering course gives you a solid grounding in the subject as it covers all the fundamental elements of mechanical engineering and design. The specialisms in this respected general degree include sustainability and mechatronics, which can be applied across the manufacturing sector or in more specialist areas such as biomedical engineering. We have a reputation for developing graduates of the highest calibre, ready to meet the challenges of employment. Our students often have job offers before they graduate. Our graduates go on to work in exciting industrial, commercial and public sector areas including aviation, automotive design, building services, energy and environmental engineering, gas and water supply, oil production, mining and mineral processing, nuclear power, patent engineering, banking, the armed forces and the railways.
Typical modules in year 1 Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics, Fundamentals of Thermofluids, Analytical Methods and Skills, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines, Introduction to Engineering Design, Mechanical Laboratories, technical drawing and workshop experience. Typical modules in year 2 Solid Body Mechanics, Thermofluids, Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation, Professional Engineering Applications & Practice, Design & Analysis of Mechanical Systems & Components. Year 3 is an optional work placement. Typical modules in year 4: Major Individual Project, Sustainability, Mechatronics and IC Engines, FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems, Professional Engineering Practice. Typical modules year 5: Group project Major Group Project, Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise, Advanced Computer Aided Engineering, Advanced Modelling and Design, Advanced Thermofluids, Advanced Solid Body Mechanics. Visit our website for full details.
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.
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