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Advanced Engineering Design MSc

Course code

H150PAENGDES

Start date

September

Subject area

Mechanical Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Fees

2019/20

UK / EU £9,100

International £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2

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Overview

Our Advanced Engineering Design MSc degree is described as ‘the doorway to industry’. It is for high-calibre, ambitious engineering or science graduates who wish to gain expertise in developing complex, multidisciplinary engineering design.

The focus of the course is to provide you with advanced theory and skills to give you the essential expert knowledge needed for a career as an advanced designer, a design team leader or a researcher in innovative engineering design working in a computer assisted environment.

You will learn how to design products requiring embedded intelligence and comprehensive engineering analysis, and will be taught by a team of highly regarded academics who will give you a thorough grounding in engineering design.

Throughout your postgraduate engineering degree, you’ll have access to well-equipped design studios and computers for your exclusive use, and will benefit from the latest computer aided engineering software packages.

The Design Experience project gives you experience of the whole design process in an industrial environment – from initial concept to final design and manufacture, and presentations, seminars, discussions and guest speakers from industry make this a special learning experience.  

Part of your course will also involve group projects, furthering your ability to work in a team. Recent group projects have included the design of electric vehicles, and the design of smart jigs and fixtures. 

We run regular industry liaison events and this is your chance not only to showcase your innovative engineering design projects, but also network with key engineering and technology professionals.

Brunel’s Advanced Engineering Design MSc degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It can be studied either full-time over one year, or part-time over two years.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

As a full-time student, you will study four modules in the first term, and four in the second. You will then spend four months working on your dissertation which could be carried out in industry.

If you’re studying part-time, you’ll take three modules in the first year and four modules in the second year when you’ll also work on your dissertation project.

Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

Our graduates have described the course as ‘the doorway to industry’. They have progressed to careers within industries including aerospace, automotive, transport, the MoD, the government, and the manufacturing sector.

You will have the chance to get a CAD certificate for professional use of a CAD system awarded by PTC University.

On the course you’ll develop the advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes demanded by top engineering organisations such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Volkswagen Group and BP; and by manufacturers such as Caterpillar and engineering consultancies such as Anderson Consulting.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering, or an appropriate science and technology subject.
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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: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2019/20

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

£4,550 part-time

International

£18,720 full-time

£9,360 part-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. This means that your education will be at the forefront of scholarship and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

The course is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory classes, self-study, and individual and group project work.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

You’ll be assessed on your written assignments, project reports, presentations, examinations and a major dissertation project.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.