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Mechanical Engineering facilities

At Brunel we want you to experience realistic, industry-relevant projects so we make sure you have access to our vast range of lab equipment and facilities while you study Mechanical Engineering.

The main teaching buildings for the Engineering Department include resources such as an engineering flight simulator, a materials testing laboratory, the professionally designed Brunel Motorsport Centre, and a metal fabrication workshop.

Tower A - Model making workshop incorporating a wood workshop, digital fabrication laboratory, and a plastics workshop

In the model making workshop you can make everything from industrial models to aesthetic prototypes. With rapid prototyping tools, disc, belt, and pillar sanders, band saws, casting facilities and spray paint booths at your disposal, you’ll have everything you need to turn your ideas into a reality.

Tower B - Control laboratory, power laboratory mechanical machine shop, electronics laboratory, metal fabrication workshop

The well-equipped control lab gives you the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art digital storage oscilloscopes and interfaced servo training units.

Tower C - Engineering flight simulator, aerospace and aviation engineering centre, Brunel Motorsport Centre

Our Merlin MP251 flight simulator is where you’ll put your aircraft designs to the test. Designed to give you the most realistic experience possible without leaving solid ground, it features a six-exist motion system, visual and instrument displays, touch control panels and two separate hardware flight control systems.

Tower D - Material testing laboratory

Putting the materials you use through their paces is paramount in engineering, and our material testing lab is ideal for that. With the help of the Instron machine, you’ll be able to test a range of materials in both tension and compression, and to access detailed information about the modes of material failure that will shape your future designs.

Start your studies in Mechanical Engineering