Gain specialist knowledge to meet the real-world needs of the global aerospace industry
Aerospace Engineering at Brunel is part of one of the UK’s leading engineering departments. Our courses balance fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge with aerospace engineering subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight mechanics, aircraft and spacecraft design, and aircraft and spacecraft structures.
You’ll be taught by world-renowned academic staff, who are also researchers collaborating with commercial organisations like aircraft and satellite manufacturers. They feed their cutting-edge research back into your course.
Quality and rankings
Aerospace Engineering at Brunel is part of one of the UK’s leading engineering departments. Engineering overall at Brunel is ranked top in London and 11th in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey - NSS 2023). Our engineering graduates have a rewarding career with an average salary of £31,800 three years after graduation (LEO Data 2023), ranked 7th among the London-based universities. We're also ranked 2nd in London for Aerospace Engineering by The Guardian University Guide 2023.
Industry recognised degrees
Our courses are accredited by both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, ensuring that you are being taught in line with the industry demands and on route to being chartered.
Common engineering first year to build a strong foundation
At Brunel, every engineering student across all five disciplines (Aerospace; Chemical; Civil; Electronic and Electrical; and Mechanical and Automotive Engineering) follow the same first year. So, you’ll learn the fundamentals of each subject before continuing with your chosen specialism for the next two years. This gives you an unusually broadbased understanding of engineering principle.
Brilliant industry-level facilities
You'll benefit from specialised equipment such as supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, a full-motion engineering flight simulator, and many more. You’ll be taught in our well-equipped computing labs with up-to-date software including AA, Catia, Matlab and CAD. You can also take advantage of having access to the other engineering facilities, whether you're working on hydrocycles in mechanical or electronic components when working on robots. Additionally, Brunel is the closest university to London’s Heathrow Airport, giving ample opportunities for site visits, placement and career options.
Strong industry connections to find your placement
You’ll have the option to go on a placement, which will give you great exposure to the different disciplines within aerospace engineering such as data analysis, thermofluids and technical drawings. Our academics and career advisers will help you through the application process to find the perfect opportunity, and will be there for you during your placement in case you need any support.
You’ll graduate with a range of skills relevant to demanding careers in the aerospace, aeronautical and related industries. Our career advisers are available from the first day of your studies to assist with part-time jobs, placements, internships, volunteering roles, or even starting your own business. For those seeking further education, Brunel offers a master's course in aerospace engineering.
You'll have the opportunity to showcase your final year projects at our annual Brunel Engineers exhibition, where a number of world-leading companies are invited to view your projects, judge and award prizes. This is also an excellent way to network with industry professionals.
Get ready with a foundation year
If you feel you're not ready yet for degree-level study or you don't have all the qualifications needed, we offer two foundation year options: Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year and Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering.
Why Brunel for your aerospace engineering degree?
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