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Mechanical and Automotive 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 and Automotive Engineering.

The main teaching buildings for the Engineering Department include resources such as 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 - Aerospace and aviation engineering centre, Brunel Motorsport Centre

Our laboratories have a range of wind tunnel facilities and unique measurement equipment that covers a wide range of Machs number and Reynolds number applications. 

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 and Automotive Engineering