|Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses|
School of Engineering and Design
|Address||Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH|
|Tel. No.||+44 (0) 1895 266634|
Undergraduate courses : 3 year full-time or 4 year thick-sandwich (with industrial placement), 4 or 5 years if MEng|
Aerospace Engineering – BEng/MEng
Automotive Engineering BEng / MEng
Aviation Engineering – BEng/MEng
Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies – BEng/MEng
Civil Engineering BEng / MEng
Civil Engineering with Sustainability BEng / MEng
Computer Systems Engineering – BEng / MEng
Computer Systems Engineering (Networks) – BEng
Computer Systems Engineering (Software) – BEng
Digital Design BSc
Electronic & Electrical Engineering – BEng / MEng
Electronic & Computer Engineering – BEng / MEng
Electronic & Communications Engineering – BEng / MEng
Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy Systems MEng
Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year
Industrial Design Technology - BA
Mechanical and Energy Engineering BEng / MEng
Mechanical Engineering – BEng/MEng
Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics – BEng/MEng
Mechanical Engineering with Automotive Design – BEng/MEng
Mechanical Engineering with Building Services – BEng/MEng
Motorsport Engineering – BEng/MEng
Product Design - BSc
Product Design Engineering – BSc
Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSC
For further information please see the School webpages at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/undergraduate-study
Postgraduate Taught Courses -1 year full-time, 2 – 3 year part-time (study whilst working) or 3 – 5 year distance learning (study whilst at home)
Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc (full-time)
Advanced Engineering Design MSc (full-time and part-time)
Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc (full-time, and distance learning)
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc (full-time)
Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies MSc (full-time and part-time)
Aerospace Engineering MSc (full-time)
Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MSc (full-time)
Biomedical Engineering MSc (full-time)
Building Services Engineering MSc (full-time and distance learning)
Building Services Engineering Management MSc (distance learning)
Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy (full-time and distance learning)
Computer Communication Networks MSc (full-time)
Design & Branding Strategy MA (full-time)
Design Strategy & Innovation MA (full-time)
Digital Design and Branding MSc (full-time)
Embedded Systems (Signal Processing) MSc (full-time)
Embedded Systems (Multimedia Communications) MSc (full-time)
Engineering Management MSc (full-time and distance learning)
Integrated Product Design MSc (full-time)
Project and Infrastructure Management MSc (full-time)
Renewable Energy Engineering MSc (full-time)
Structural Engineering MSC (full-time)
Structural Integrity MSc (full-time)
Sustainable Electrical Power MSc (full-time and part-time)
Sustainable Energy: Technologies & Management MSc (full-time)
Water Engineering MSc (full-time)
Wireless Communication Systems MSc (full-time)
Subject to Approval
Advanced Instrumentation and Smart Systems MSc (full-time and part-time)
Oil and Gas MSc (full-time and part-time)
For further information please see the School webpages at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/postgraduate-study
The School of Engineering and Design offers a wide range of research programmes in a stimulating and supportive environment. We have an international reputation for fundamental and applied research in many areas of electronic and computer engineering; mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering; design; advanced manufacturing engineering and management; and civil engineering and built environment.
Research programmes offered in the School of Engineering and Design include MPhil, PhD and New Route PhD. Applicants for all research programmes will normally be expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline.
For further information please see the School webpages at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/research-degrees .
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|Class size||Range from 20 to 100 +|
|Accommodation||On campus accommodation available for all full-time students (but early application is recommended for accommodation).|
Undergraduate Tuition fees |
Full-time Home / EU - £9,000
Full-time Overseas - £15,000
Postgraduate taught fees
Full-time Home / EU - £7,750
Part-time Home / EU - £3,875 per year
Distance Learning Home / EU - £750 per 15 credits
Full-time Overseas - £16,000
Part-time Overseas - £8,000 per year
Distance Learning Overseas - £750 per 15 credits
| Student grants/
International Scholarships: |
Brunel International runs an annual scholarship programme for international students. Find out more about this at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/scholarships
varies according to the specific course. View individual course details at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses or e-mail email@example.com
*A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in engineering or other appropriate science and technology subject areas.
*Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis.
*English Language requirements: Usually IELTS score 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection, Please see individual course pages as some MSc courses require IELTS 6.5. For alternative English language qualifications accepted, please view http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Student Profile||Brunel recruits international students from over 115 countries world wide|
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High graduate employment
One of the main reasons for taking a degree is to secure the job you want. Brunel graduates have consistently enjoyed high employability and higher than average graduate starting salaries. The Spotlight on Engineering and Design newsletters and the course web pages include a number of articles from recent graduates now enjoying employment in their chosen fields. You may view all eight issues of the School's newsletters on line at : http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sed These newsletters are very informative on events that are occurring in the School and include articles describing recent students and staff achievements. The articles from graduates may be viewed on the course pages at : http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/undergraduate-study
Research Assessment Exercise rating
Every 5 years the Government assesses the research provision of each university. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power. Thus academics in the School are conducting research, which is nationally and internationally recognised. Choosing Brunel would mean that you would be taught by doctors and professors that are writing the textbooks that other Universities with a lower research rating might be using as support material in their lectures. This strong research provision means that many of the programmes we are providing are being informed by cutting edge research enhancing the curriculum being taught.
Brunel engineering ranked 10th in UK
Brunel Engineering was ranked 10th in the UK in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology. The rankings judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. For more information on the World University Rankings please see http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/subject-ranking/subject/engineering-and-IT
Many courses are accredited with UK professional organisations including the IMechE, the IET and the Institute of Engineering Designers.
Undergraduate Scholarships :
Home / EU : Over 500 scholarships
International Scholarships : view http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug/fees/scholarships
Postgraduate Scholarships :
*MSc Structural Integrity
20 Home / EU full scholarships covering both tuition fees and a living allowance of £15,000. For terms and conditions see http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries/industrial-masters-scholarship-terms-and-conditions
*Women in Engineering
40 Home / EU full scholarships for women in engineering covering tuition fees and a living allowance of £15,000 for specified postgraduate taught courses. See http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries/women-in-engineering-scholarship-terms-and-conditions For more details on the programme email the programme manager, Petra Gratton, at WomenInEngineering@brunel.ac.uk
*Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships
*MSc Aerospace Bursaries
The School offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The undergraduate programmes include both traditional engineering courses in electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and design and are complemented by some highly successful programmes in computer-related fields e.g. Digital Design BSc and Visual Effects and Motion Graphics BSc. The Undergraduate programmes are either 3 year full-time or 4 year thick sandwich, with an extra year for the MEng route. There is flexibility for students to transfer to either of these modes of study. In the sandwich mode students spend the third year in industry. The sandwich programmes are highly recommended as students not only get paid (between £12,000 and £20,000), but many come back from their placement year with a job offer from their placement company. The Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year is for applicants that do not have the right entry qualifications. This programme is designed to strengthen students in engineering and design subjects enabling students to take up the first year of their chosen degree after successful completion of the Foundations course.
The postgraduate programmes again offer both traditional engineering courses in electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and design and are complemented by some highly successful programmes in computer-related fields. There are three modes of study : 1 year full-time, 2 - 3 years part-time (enabling students to work whilst studying) or 3 – 5 years distance learning (where students can study for a masters at home). A number of very popular programmes address the global concerns of energy conservation and environment e.g. Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Electrical power, Sustainable Energy : Technologies and Management.
Assessment: There are a broad range of assessment methods employed including assignments, individual and group projects, laboratories and examinations in May each year.
The School of Engineering and Design is one of the largest and most successful engineering and design Schools in the UK, providing a wide range of exciting, forward-looking undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Recognised as a centre of excellence in engineering and design with a strong focus on modern science and technology, the School has an international reputation in research and prides itself on high quality teaching supported by excellent research facilities. The School's high reputation has led to extensive and close collaborative links with industry. These links and the sandwich placement scheme for undergraduates and industrial links at the dissertation stage for postgraduates have meant that the School's graduates are highly sought after as employees. Brunel University's Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) were named winners for the third year running at the National Placement and Internship Awards on Wednesday 18 January 2012.
The School has 5 academic subject areas : Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering, Brunel Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Facilities include modern, well-equipped engineering, design and computer laboratories, motorsport workshop and wind tunnels, and for the digital media courses, a broadcast TV studio. For students on the aviation, aeronautics and aerospace courses there is a state of the art flight simulator with a VTOL facility enabling the testing of project and design work in a practical setting.
Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years, the Times Higher Education. A recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology ranked Brunel Engineering 10th in the UK.
Brunel Engineering and Design courses feature high in UK league tables. In The Guardian University Guide 2013 Design featured 2nd in the “Art and Design” category. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of research academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering research at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power.
Many undergraduate courses are accredited with UK professional organisations including the IMechE, the IET and the Institute of Engineering Designers. Some of the IT related programmes may also apply for membership of the British Computer Society. Almost all the postgraduate taught courses enjoy accreditation and approval status with, for instance, the IET, the IMechE and CIBSE.
Teaching on the Building Services Engineering courses have also recently been commended. The courses received the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
The School has is a thriving student population with approximately 1600 undergraduate students, 1000 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students and fellows and 110 academic staff.
Brunel University was granted a Royal Charter in 1966, named after the famous Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the University enjoys a current student population of approximately 14,000.
Brunel has much to offer students coming from abroad:
An award-winning Placement and Careers Centre
Brunel University's Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) were named winners for the third year running at the National Placement and Internship Awards on Wednesday 18 January 2012.
The PCC picked up the award for Best University Placement/Careers Service, which celebrates the contributions made by Careers Services in helping students make the most of their work experience opportunities. Oliver Sidwell, co-founder of Rate My Placement, the organisation which created the awards, praised the PCC's dedication to students' needs: "Alongside a university-wide commitment to improving employability, this one-stop-shop goes beyond the call of duty to develop innovative and forward-thinking ways to engage students and recruiters alike. Focusing on engaging students early through the publication of an employability guide, placement peer monitoring schemes and an effective use of social media and technology, the judges were amazed by the quantity of initiatives developed by this department."
Top London University established in last 50 years
Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years.
The first ever Times Higher Education (THE) "Top 100 Under 50" ranked the world's newer universities by their performance across 13 indicators and five performance categories, including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income. Brunel performed particularly well with regard to its international outlook, reaching 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 2nd in the UK. This performance category measures the international outlook of staff, students and research with Brunel scoring 90 out of a possible 100 points.
Excellent location: Brunel is excellently situated 17 miles to the west of Central London and enjoys easy access to the city centre (1 hour on the underground Metropolitan line from the nearest town Uxbridge). The University is close to the London Heathrow Airport (20 minutes by car) and has close motorway links to the rest of the UK (within 15 minutes you have access to the M25, the M40 and the M4.) where you might travel to all parts of the UK. At Brunel you have the best of all possible worlds.
Integrated campus: Brunel University has an integrated campus where you can study, eat in the many restaurants, play sports, relax in the student union and finally rest, all within 7 minutes walk. Many universities cannot offer this integrated and safe campus atmosphere.
Sporting facilities: at Brunel you can enjoy almost any sport that you can imagine. Indeed we have been proud to be the host University to many world-class athletics and sportsmen and women in the last 5 years. In respect to sports, we have in the last two years invested millions on sporting facilities including a fitness centre and Olympic indoor running tracks, facilities that helped London secure the 2012 Olympic games. The Sunday Times recently said Brunel University had the best sporting facilities of all London Universities.
A supportive global community: Brunel University is proud that we have students from over 115 overseas countries. Whilst studying at Brunel you can meet students from many different cultures and countries. We also have a dedicated Graduate School with excellent facilities for exclusive use of our many postgraduate students.
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