BEng in Automotive Engineering

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

beng-in-automotive-engineering

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,202

Course Accredited By

IET

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The Brunel Automotive Engineering BEng gives students with a passion for motor vehicles the specialised expertise they need to become professional engineers in the fast-moving automotive industry.
  • Along with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, including maths, engineering science and design, you’ll gain 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.
  • Throughout your studies you’ll have use of our modern, 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.
  • Our automotive engineering BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement that will allow to put what you’ve learned to use 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 the rapidly evolving automotive industry, demand for engineers with the technical and managerial skills to excel is on the rise. Your Brunel BEng will give you these and equip you to play leading roles in industry and public service.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level ABB including grade B 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 and General Studies not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM 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.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF)/BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (RQF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinction in Further Mechanical or Electrical Principles (QCF), Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (RQF), and A-level Maths at grade B (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 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, Computer Science, Design and Technology (Use of Maths and General Studies not accepted).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 31 points, including 5 in Higher Level Maths and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography, or Design Technology.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering course with 45 credits at Level 3. All Maths and Science units must be Distinctions at level 3.

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 aims to give you a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering as well as the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work as an automotive engineer.
  • Work for your automotive engineering degree consists of compulsory modules and a major independent project.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 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 Projec
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement 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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