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MEng in Automotive 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

IET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
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.
  • 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.
  • Our automotive engineering MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 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.

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), andA-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.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

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)
  • The course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering, specialist training in automotive engineering and a fast-track route to qualification as a chartered engineer.
  • Your Automotive Engineering MEng degree consists of compulsory modules and major independent and group projects.
  • 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
  • ME2613 - Fluid Mechanics
  • ME2614 - Solid Mechanics and Introduction to FEA
  • ME2616 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • ME2617 - Dynamics of Machines
  • ME2618 - Vehicle Design and Performance

Year 3
Compulsory

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Aerodynamics
  • Mechatronics and Control Engineering
  • Vehicle Structures and FEA
  • Sustainable Engineering Management and Practice
  • Vehicle Propulsion
  • Technologies for Future Transport
  • Major Individual Project

Year 4
Compulsory

  • ME5661 - Strategy and Business Planning
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced CAD
  • Advanced Vehicle Materials and Manufacturing
  • Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Technologies and Systems
  • Major Group Project

Optional

  • Advanced Solid Body Mechanics and FEA
  • Advanced Electrical Systems and Power Electronics
  • Advanced Thermofluids
  • Robotics and Automation
  • 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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