MEng in Aerospace Engineering

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,202

Course Accredited By

RAeS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Our Aerospace Engineering MEng degree is an exciting, hands-on specialist course that has been developed to equip you with advanced knowledge and management skills 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. Then you move on to higher-level topics including advanced aerodynamics, space mechanics, and the design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft systems. You will also acquire specialist knowledge on current aerospace engineering topics concerning flight safety, environmental impact, and fuel efficiency.
  • 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, anechoic chamber for aero-acoustic experiments, 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 MEng 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 MEng degree in aerospace engineering can be studied full-time over four years, or five years with a placement year. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to fast track you to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
  • 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.
  • Brunel Engineers is an annual exhibition that showcases our engineering talent at its finest. It’s a great way for you to network with leading aerospace engineering experts and show them the innovative, creative and enterprising work you have produced during your time at Brunel.
  • As an extracurricular activity, there is also 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).

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level AAB including grade A 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 (Use of Maths, Critical Thinking, and General Studies not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles modules AND grade A in A-level Maths (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) DDD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and grade A in A-level Maths (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF)/BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (RQF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, with Distinction in Further Mechanical or Further Electrical Principles (QCF), Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (RQF), and A-level Maths at grade A (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (RQF) 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, Computer Science, Electronics, or Design and Technology (Use of Maths, Critical Thinking, and General Studies not accepted).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 33 points, including 6 in Higher Level Maths and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography, or Design Technology.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma Applicants should apply for the BEng and those who achieve the progression requirement can then transfer to the MEng at the end of Level 2.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • Course delivery is a well-balanced combination of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of key aerospace engineering principles. You’ll also develop your reflective skills and professional development planning through the professional engineering practice module.
  • In later years, you move on to specialist topics such as propulsion systems, flight testing, advanced aerodynamics, space mechanics, and the design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft systems. There is also a choice of optional modules, either fluids or solids, depending on your area of interest. You will work on your industry-relevant individual research project in your third year and your major group project in your MEng final year.
  • This course can be studied 4 years full-time or 5 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • BE1601 - Engineering Mathematics and Programming
  • BE1602 - Engineering Practice
  • BE1603 - Engineering Systems and Energy
  • BE1604 - Engineering Mechanics and Materials I
  • BE1606 - Engineering Mechanics and Materials II
  • ME1620 - Mechanical Engineering Science

Year 2
Compulsory

  • ME2610 - Engineering Mathematics and Programming
  • ME2611 - Design Process for Machine Elements, Manufacturing Processes, Materials and CAD
  • ME2612 - Engineering Business
  • ME2614 - Solid Mechanics and Introduction to FEA
  • ME2616 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • ME2617 - Dynamics of Machines
  • ME2619 - Aerodynamics and CFD
  • ME2620 - Flight Mechanics and Aircraft Design

Year 3
Compulsory

  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Mechatronics and Control Engineering
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Sustainable Engineering Management and Practice
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Space Mechanics and Airworthiness
  • Major Individual Project

Year 4
Compulsory

  • ME5661 - Strategy and Business Planning
  • Current Topics in Aerospace and Advanced CAD
  • Advanced Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems
  • Major Group Project
  • The project aims to give experience of design practice and engineering systems design through undertaking a large multidisciplinary project. It aims to develop the necessary skills in design project management and planning, and to enable students to apply these skills in diverse situations.

Optional

  • Design and Analysis of Aircraft
  • Design and Analysis of Spacecraft Systems
  • Fluid Structure Interaction and Aeroelasticity
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Propulsion
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  • £3,000 fee reduction in final year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  •  Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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