About the course
This course aims to produce graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the engineering sector. Graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level.
Students may elect to follow one of two streams: Thermofluids or Solid Body Mechanics.
Engineering courses within the Department are underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy and the environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK.
Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines that help us enjoy a better lifestyle. They have an enviable choice of industries open to them and this advanced course helps you develop the versatility to deal with complex challenges faced by senior engineers.
On this course you will:
Develop the versatility and depth to deal with new and unusual challenges across a range of engineering areas
Develop imagination and creativity to enable you to follow a successful engineering career with national and international companies and organisations
Continue your professional development to Chartered Engineer status with confidence and acquire new skills at the highest level.
Brunel offer a number of mechanical engineering MSc courses, all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for thos seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng).
Our collaborative research with numerous outside organisations includes major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US.
Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),The Energy Institute (EI) and The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
During the first two terms (September - March) you will take eight modules, out of which:
Four are the same for both streams (compulsory modules - 15 credits each)
The other four (15 credits each) are different for the two streams.
In May the final examinations for the taught modules will take place and in their third term (June - September) students will complete the final dissertation.
You have the option to choose one of two specialisations, or ‘streams,’ for your dissertation:
Solid Body Mechanics.
Strategic Management, Innovation and Enterprise
Research Methods and Sustainable Engineering
Advanced Modelling and Design
Computer Aided Engineering 1
Dissertation (Individual project)
Choose one of the two themes below:
Theme 1 – Thermofluids
Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
Energy Conversion Technologies
Renewable Energy Technologies
Theme 2 – Solid Body Mechanics
Advanced Solid Body Mechanics
Dynamics and Modal Analysis
Structural Design and FEA
Human Factors in Design
We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students
The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups.
Advanced Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK.
At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.