UCAS code H416
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technololgy (IET) as meeting the educational requirements stage for chartered engineer status (CEng).
About the course
This course provides you with a broad education in mechanical engineering and the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in aeronautical engineering. Graduates are well placed for a range of interesting careers in the aerospace sector. The MEng route extends your technical understanding whilst developing management expertise and knowledge of business processes.
Throughout the course you also have the opportunity to take modern European languages including French, German and Spanish.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014.
Applicants whose predicted grades fall below these requirements, but who can demonstrate a high commitment to the subject discipline or have relevant work experience, are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
AAB including maths and a physical science. General Studies excluded.
36 points, specified subjects including maths and a physical science at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
not accepted for this course.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least five subjects including English language, mathematics and a physical science.
may enable you to start the course in year 2.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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In year 1, a major design project enables students to familiarise themselves with the course and their colleagues. Other modules provide a broad foundation in mechanical engineering.
In year 2, subjects including management and aeronautical computer-aided design and modelling are introduced. Design modules include hands-on workshop practice and transferable skills training. Industry-standard computer-aided engineering software is used throughout the course. After the second or third year you may also opt for a year-long industrial placement.
The final two years include specialist options at BEng final year and masters level, and major individual and team projects which are often supported by industry. These options benefit from the strong industrial links established by many of the staff.
Design and Applications Project
Aircraft and Automotive Systems
Computer-aided Engineering and Design
Materials and Manufacture
Aeronautical Instrumentation and Testing
Mathematics and Control
Engineering Design and Management
Optional placement year or study abroad
Final two years
Product Innovation and Management
Integrating case study
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Aircraft Propulsion Systems
Interdisciplinary team project
Operations Management for Logistics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Aircraft Dynamics and Control
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||13,220 GBP|
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
This degree is very popular in industry and consequently our graduates have a good employment record. Recent graduates have gone on to jobs including mechanical engineer at McAlpine Helicopters Ltd, logistics administrator for Lucas Aerospace and trainee graduate engineer at MSX International.
Graduates are also well prepared to go on to further postgraduate study or research within the school or elsewhere.