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The School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University

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.

The School has 5 academic subject areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering, Brunel Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Teaching and facilities were rated "excellent" in the last independent assessment. Facilities include modern, well-equipped engineering, design and computer laboratories, motorsport workshops and wind tunnels. 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 features high in the UK league tables. Our courses are among the highest-ranking for Product and Industrial Design in the UK. In all the most recent University guides, as well as in the National Student Survey, Brunel Design is placed in the top four out of all UK Art and Design courses. General Engineering was ranked 6th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2011, out of over 100 universities.

In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of academics in the School achievedinternational 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.  Many undergraduate courses are accredited with UK professional organisations including the IMechE, the IET and the Institution of Engineering Designers. A number of postgraduate courses enjoy accreditation and approval status with, for instance, the IMechE, the IET and CIBSE and other courses are in the process of seeking accreditation.

The School has a thriving student population with approximately 1600 undergraduate students, 1000 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students and fellows and 110 academic staff.

About the University

 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.

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 students

Undergraduate courses


BEng 3 year full-time or 4 year with an industrial placement; MEng 4 year full-time or 5 year with an industrial placement

Aerospace Engineering - BEng/MEng

Aviation Engineering - BEng/MEng

Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies - BEng/MEng

Broadcast Media Design and Technology - BSc

Civil Engineering - BEng/MEng

Civil Engineering with Sustainability - BEng/MEng

Computer Systems Engineering - BEng/MEng

Computer Systems Engineering (Software) - BEng/MEng

Computer Systems Engineering (Networking)- BEng/MEng

Electrical Engineering with Renewable Energy Systems - BEng/MEng

Electronic and Communications Engineering - BEng/MEng

Electronic and Computer Engineering - BEng/MEng

Electronic and Electrical Engineering - BEng/MEng

Engineering with an integrated Foundation year

International Foundation of Engineering (14 week course)

Industrial Design and Technology - BA

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

Multimedia Technology and Design - BSc

Product Design - BSc

Product Design Engineering - BSc

For further information on the School's undergraduate programmes please view:

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 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)

Data Communication Systems MSc (full-time)

Design and Branding Strategy MA (full-time)

Design Strategy and Innovation MA (full-time)

Engineering Management MSc (full-time and distance learning)

Integrated Product Design (full-time)

Intensive International Pre-Masters course (14 weeks)

Packaging Technology Management MSc (full-time and distance learning)

Sustainable Electrical Power MSc (full-time and part-time)

Sustainable Energy - Technologies & Management MSc (full-time and part-time)

Water Engineering


Wireless Communication Systems MSc (full-time)

For further information on the School's Postgraduate taught programmes please view:


Apart from the traditional MPhil and PhD programmes the School also offers the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) programme in Environmental Technology which is sponsored by the EPSRC, and New Route PhD programmes in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering. For further information on the School's research programmes view:

Course application Process

 Most degree courses commence September each year. For Undergraduate programmes all applications must be made through UCAS. Please view All postgraduate applications are by direct application. For a PG application package e-mail

Tuition fees, Scholarships and Bursaries

For engineering programmes the International tuition fees for full-time courses in 2011/12 are 12, 600 per annum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. For EU students the tuition fees are 3, 375 per annum for undergraduate courses and 4, 400 for postgraduate students. For part-time and distance learning e-mail the address above.

International Scholarships (2011/12):

Brunel International runs an annual scholarship programme for International Students. Please view:


All full-time freshers are allocated on campus accommodation in their first year


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