This MSc in Advanced Engineering Design is aimed at high calibre and ambitious engineering graduates who want to gain expertise in systematically developing complex, multidisciplinary engineering design.
You will learn how to design products requiring embedded intelligence and comprehensive engineering analysis and how to use six CAE software packages.
The programme - accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) - has been developed to fulfil the industry’s need for an integrated course that offers: teaching of advanced theory, human factors and creativity tools essential to successful product development training in software, research and applications practical experience of applying your knowledge and skills through an integrating, real life group project.
Integration of mechanical, electrical, electronic and control knowledge into a single product is challenging – and this course allows you to appreciate the complexity of modern product design and to develop your expertise.
The Brunel programme aims to create the new generation of engineering designers who can combine knowledge from different areas and produce world class design.
Engineering design is the application of engineering principles, the experience of making, and use of mathematical models and analysis. The design and production of complex engineering products often require the use of embedded intelligence and detailed engineering analysis involving mechanical, electronic and control functions. Advanced theoretical knowledge and a wide range of computer driven tools, methods and methodologies are essential for this process – and the course provides graduates with these essentials.
Continued design of modern complex products demands advanced knowledge in mechanical, electronic, manufacturing and control engineering disciplines and human factors in design, and an ability to use advanced engineering software packages, integrating application experience and a capacity to carry on learning.
The Advanced Engineering Design MSc has been developed to produce design engineers who can meet these demands. It contains six taught modules where advanced multi-disciplinary theory is taught. As part of the course, six engineering software packages are also taught. In order to give an integrating application experience in an industrial setup, 'Design Experience', a group project module with an industry, has been included as part of the curriculum.
The dissertation is aimed at providing training in carrying out an in-depth engineering task on a self-learning basis. By the end of the course you will become a confident design engineer equipped with high quality and advanced knowledge and skills to work on design tasks in an advanced computer assisted environment.
Sustainable Design and Manufacture Manufacturing Systems Design and Economics Computer Aided Engineering 1 Computer Aided Engineering 2 Design Experience Dissertation Project
Optional Modules (choose two modules)
Advanced Manufacturing Measurement Human Factors in Design Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Design of Mechatronic Systems
MSc Engineering Design students work in a well-equipped design studio with various experiential learning facilities, with computers available for your exclusive use of Engineering Design students.Our investment in laboratory facilities and staff ensures that we can provide an excellent experience in a friendly and supportive environment.
The high standard of our research feeds directly into curriculum design and our teaching, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the most up-to-date techniques, methods and knowledge bases. Our teaching has an excellent reputation and is orientated to the expressed needs of modern enterprises and the industry. The course is underpinned by the current research still being carried out by the staff in the former academic unit Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering which promotes manufacturing as a discipline. Thus the academics teaching on the Advanced Engineering Design which were part of this unit have strong research portfolios in manufacturing. This research has been judged world leading. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, academics teaching on the course were involved with Brunel’s General engineering submission, one of one of the largest in the UK. The area’s percentage of world leading research doubled, with a significant increase in our research judged as internationally excellent as well. The impact of over 75% of this research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. This placed the discipline in the top 20% in the UK terms of research power.
With around 150 postgraduate students from all around the world and substantial research income from the EU, research councils and industry, we are a major player in the field of advanced manufacturing and enterprise engineering.
Women in Engineering and Computing Programme
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.
The MSc Advanced Engineering Design is accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK.
The course was intense and connected the essential points between academic theories and industrial real-time applications. Every theory session had an appropriate hands-on session to support and validate the theories. All the course materials are advanced and industry-oriented. Group projects, individual projects, assignments and programming exercises kept us engaged. I must say that the staff were very helpful and experienced. The Professors, other lecturers, supervisors and technicians helped us to achieve what we came here for. I had the opportunity to work with the Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) as an employability representative (part-time job). I did an industrial project with Subsea7 ONG Company and built a test rig for offshore splash zone installations. It was a wonderful experience and I learnt numerous concepts through this project. It was a combination of mechanical design, electrical connections, microprocessor programming and instrumentation. I was given the opportunity to work with specialized Orcaflex software. I built a steward platform with other requirements and testing equipment. It was very useful for my career and personal aspirations. My final year dissertation was with Jones and Shipman Company based in Leicester. I performed a massive FEA on huge grinding machine and created a customized program for performing a multistage analysis on the machines through Abaqus. The program was written in Python and was an instant hit in the industry. My results were implemented and my paper was selected for Simulia International Conference. My dissertation received a Brunel Alumni prize for best dissertation award. I got a job as a Design Engineer in a ground breaking power storage company and I am working in a core design team of the company developing new solutions. My Master’s degree sowed the seeds of engineering so deep that I am continuing my researches in computational methods and its applications. All design processes involve transforming conceptual models into design, detailing the design and manufacturing phases. Working through hand calculations, modeling, analysis, prototyping and detailed drawings are my day-to-day activities. Designing and devising a test rig to measure performance are also part of the work. In summarising my time at Brunel, “To experience the best of engineering at a University named after the best engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Brunel is priceless!!
PG Academic Excellence Scholarships
No. of awards TBC
Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships The scholarship is available for PGT courses at Brunel starting from September 2014 and focuses on two key audiences, namely high calibre prospective PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further postgraduate study at Brunel. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer this scholarship as a discount of 15% off the tuition fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.Additionally Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG tuition fees for Brunel alumni and Brunel students who take up postgraduate education could receive the '15% graduate discount'.These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.There are exclusions to this offer. Please read the terms and conditions carefully to determine whether you are eligible.
Value of Scholarship(s)
discount 15% of tuition fees
A first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
The Women in Engineering Programme supports female graduates to attain their full potential in the engineering profession. The Programme consists of a bespoke mentoring scheme (all mentors are professionals), personal professional development training and visits to industry. The Programme also includes a £10,000 Women in Engineering Award for 30 selected female students starting their full-time masters studies in September 2015 on a range of MSc courses.This Programme aims to help you promote yourself as an engineer, have a better understanding of the career paths and opportunities available to you, and develop a network of key contacts to help you rise to the top of your profession.
Value of Scholarship(s)
You must be a female UK/EU student applying for one of the relevant MSc full-time courses listed on our website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/cedps/courses/women-in-engineering. You must be studying for your undergraduate degree in the UK, having paid the £9,000 per annum undergraduate tuition fee, and will graduate in 2014/15. You must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Technology, Science or Mathematics, and be eligible for associate or graduate membership of one of the UK Engineering Institutions. Additional conditions may apply to students from Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland who may be receiving additional funding. Please contact the university for further details.
There is no separate application procedure for this scholarship. How well you fit the criteria will be based on information taken from your postgraduate application form (application is online via the Brunel website). You should ensure that you submit a strong personal statement that answers the key points above. A good reference from your employer or supervisor will also be an important factor.Applications to the Women in Engineering programme will also be considered from graduate engineers who do not qualify for the current Women in Engineering scholarship.Places on the programme may be offered conditional to receipt of impending qualifications, if it is evident that other criteria have been met. The deadline for application is 1 September 2015.
A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering or appropriate science and technology discipline.For international and EU entry requirements please see website View Website
02 June 2017
Recipient: Brunel University London
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