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Automotive Engineering MEng Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Due to recent changes to the engineering curriculum, our accreditation for 2019 entry is currently being re-confirmed with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). We have every expectation that our accreditation will be renewed later in the academic year.

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 to put what you’ve learned 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 Level 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

Core Modules

Year 1
Engineering Mathematics & Programming
Engineering Mechanics & Materials
Engineering Methods
Engineering Practice
Engineering Systems & Energy
Engineering Theory 1 (System & Energy)
Engineering Theory 2 (Mechanics & Materials)
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

Year 3
FEA, CFD and Design of Engineering Systems
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

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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 HHH0
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 ABB 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 and A-level grade B in Maths (Use of Maths not accepted)
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 including grade 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 31 points including 6 in Higher Level Maths 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, H2, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Mathematics and H3 in Higher Level Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies or Design and Technology
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering AND A-Level Maths at grade A.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with A-Levels grades AB to include Grade A 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 and A-level grade B in Maths (Use of Maths not accepted)
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 A.
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 AB to include Grade A 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 ABB including 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).


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

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Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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