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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering with Placement

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Course summary

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Mechanical engineering covers the design, development and manufacture of mechanical objects – from large-scale industrial machinery to trains, planes and automobiles to medical devices, mobile phones, bicycles, even chairs. In fact, every product, technology or system has probably been touched by a mechanical engineer. The Brunel Mechanical Engineering BEng will give you the specialist knowledge and skills needed to get started on a lucrative career in this diverse and challenging profession. You’ll get a solid grounding in the core principles of engineering science including solid body mechanics, thermodynamics and materials science as well as in the fundamentals of design and manufacturing. You’ll also get training in related disciplines integral to mechanical engineering such as computing – used in modelling and predicting outcomes; electrical engineering – to gage how much energy is needed to run a machine and how it can be generated and controlled; and electronics - because parts in many machines are electronic as well as mechanical. And, as mechanical engineers not only design many exciting products but venture into managing projects and companies, you’ll study elements of management, ethics, finance and law. Throughout your studies you’ll have use of our modern, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and 24-hour access to industry-standard engineering design software at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems. We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year work placement between Years 2 and 3 that will give you the chance to apply what you’ve learnt to real-life situations. If you start on the full-time course, you can transfer to the professional development option at any time before the end of Year 2. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It fulfils the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially fulfils the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. These are internationally recognised qualifications confirming that the holder is a professional and competent engineer. In a global economy where progress depends heavily on technological innovation, graduates with the knowledge and skills to design, develop and improve the machines and processes fuelling growth are in demand. Your Brunel BEng will give you that expertise and help open doors to a career in engineering.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Engineering Mathematics and Programming Engineering Mechanics and Materials Engineering Methods Engineering Practice Engineering Systems and Energy Mechanical Engineering Science Year 2 Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components Professional Engineering Applications and Practice Solid Body Mechanics Thermofluids Work placement year in industry Year 3 FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems Professional Engineering Practice Sustainability, Mechatronics, and IC Engines Major Individual Project


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeH304
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering with 45 credits at level 3. All Maths and Science units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinction in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems AND A Level Maths at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths and Grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles modules
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with Distinction in Further Mechanical or Further Electrical Principles AND A level Maths at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include grade B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science or Design and Technology
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Mathematics and H3 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 to include M2 in Maths and grade M2 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19280* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Mechanical Engineering with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS