Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Automotive Engineering with Placement

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Course summary

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The Brunel Automotive Engineering MEng gives students interested in pursuing careers in automobile engineering an extra year of advanced study and training that will deepen their knowledge of the subject, expand their skill sets and put them on a fast-track to becoming a Chartered Engineer. As with our Automobile Engineering BEng degree, you’ll get a solid grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, including maths, engineering science and design, and an in-depth knowledge of the technical workings of current and future automotive systems. You’ll study all aspects of automotive development and manufacture from vehicle design and performance to engine and transmission systems to materials, structures and safety. You’ll also get hands-on practice troubleshooting engineering problems that inevitably arise during the construction and testing processes. Your education will profit, too, by your access to the work done at our Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (CAPF). One of the largest and most active engine research groups in the UK, CAPF focuses on minimising pollutant emissions and improving fuel efficiency while maintaining performance levels. In your final year, along with studying specialist topics taught at master’s degree level, you’ll take part in a major group project to design, manufacture and test an automotive product, typically aimed at low-carbon use. This will give you valuable experience working in a team-based environment and on-the-job opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills, competencies sought by employers. A current project concerns the use of mechanical kinetic energy recovery to help eliminate the feel of turbocharger lag in future fuel-efficient road vehicles. The MEng programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It fulfils the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). It is also the quickest route for gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status as you can apply for the qualification upon successfully completing this course. Throughout your studies you’ll have use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, which comprise our motorsport workshop, and 24-hour access to industry-standard specialist software for engineering design 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 four years full-time, or five years full-time with a professional placement that will allow you to put what you’ve learnt into practice in real-world situations. If you start on the full-time course, you can transfer to the professional development option, which includes the placement, at any time before the end of Year 2. In an industry facing the challenges of rapidly-changing technology, heightened customer expectations and growing environmental concerns, employers are looking for graduates with the technical and managerial skills to keep ahead of the changes. Your Brunel MEng will give you this and equip you to play leading roles in industry and public service.

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 Automotive Vehicle Design and Performance Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation Professional Engineering Applications and Practice Solid Body Mechanics Thermofluids Work placement year in industry Year 3 FEA, CFD and Numerical Modelling Professional Engineering Practice Vehicle Performance Major Individual Project Year 4 Advanced Solid Body Mechanics Advanced Thermofluids Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, IC Engines, Materials and Manufacturing Automotive Team Management and Vehicle Testing Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise Major Group 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 codeH3N1
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 ABB 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 and A level Maths at grade A.
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
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 A.
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 AB to include Maths and 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 AND A level Maths at grade A.
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 A.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades AB to include Maths and one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science or Design and Technology
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB 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 31 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) H2, H2, 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 D3, 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.
Automotive Engineering with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS