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Aerospace Engineering Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Aerospace Engineering BEng degree is an exciting, hands-on specialist course that has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to meet the real world needs of the global aerospace industry

You will be introduced to fundamental engineering subjects such as structures, materials, fluids, and maths, and gain skills in technical drawing. You’ll then learn about the principles of aircraft design and progress to specialist subjects such as propulsion systems, and flight testing and analysis.

You’ll have access to a range of technical facilities including our aerospace/aviation laboratory, full-motion engineering flight simulator, supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, materials and structure testing laboratory, and 3D printing in the digital fabrication workshop. Industry standard specialist software for aircraft design is available for you to use 24 hours a day in high-performance computing clusters.

During your time at Brunel, you will benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals who present a valuable insight into current, challenging topics in the field of aerospace. There are also planned visits to engineering and manufacturing companies where you’ll see first-hand the latest breakthroughs in development and technology for future aerospace systems. In addition, you have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London’s Heathrow Airport for site visits as well as project opportunities, and placement and employment options.

Our BEng aerospace engineering course is accredited by both the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). These professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited BEng degree in aerospace engineering can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The BEng degree meets the educational requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You may wish to transfer to the MEng route of study at the end of your second year, subject to meeting the progression requirement. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and involves a further year of academic study.

We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in the aerospace engineering sector.

As an extracurricular activity, there is the opportunity to be part of a student-led initiative involving the design and build of an unmanned aircraft vehicle and participating in the IMechE industry-sponsored UAS Challenge (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge).

Course details

Modules

Core Modules

Year 1
Fundamentals of Solid Body Mechanics
Fundamentals of Thermofluids
Analytical Methods and Skills
Engineering Materials, Manufacturing and Electrical Machines
Introduction to Engineering Design
Aerospace Laboratories, Technical Drawing and Workshop Experience

Year 2
Solid Body Mechanics
Thermofluids
Principles of Aircraft Design
Professional Engineering Applications and Practice
Computing, Analytical Methods, Control and Instrumentation

Year 3
Major Individual Project
Propulsion Systems, Aircraft Structures and Materials
FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems
Professional Engineering Practice
Flight Testing and Analysis

You may transfer from the BEng route to MEng at the end of Year 2 providing you meet the predetermined progression requirements. Visit our website for full details.


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 code H402
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice and Further Engineering Mathematics
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
All Maths and Science units must be Distinctions at level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
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
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, 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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering AND A-Level Maths at grade B.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, 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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Dynamic Mechanical Principles in Practice and Further Engineering Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering 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, 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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
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 or Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 60% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,720 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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Admissions

+44 (0)1895 265 265


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