Brunel University

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Institution Profile

The School of Engineering and Design is one of the largest and most successful engineering and design Schools in the UK, providing a wide range of exciting, forward-looking undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Recognised as a centre of excellence in engineering and design with a strong focus on modern science and technology, the School has an international reputation in research and prides itself on high quality teaching supported by excellent research facilities. 


The School's high reputation has led to extensive and close collaborative links with industry. These links and the sandwich placement scheme for undergraduates and industrial links at the dissertation stage for postgraduates have meant that the School's graduates are highly sought after as employees. The School has 5 academic subject areas: Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering, Brunel Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Teaching and facilities were rated "excellent" in the last independent assessment. Facilities include modern, well-equipped engineering, design and computer laboratories, motorsport workshop and wind tunnels, and for the digital media courses, a broadcast TV studio. 

For students on the aviation, aeronautics and aerospace courses there is a state of the art flight simulator with a VTOL facility enabling the testing of project and design work in a practical setting. Brunel Engineering and Design courses feature high in UK league tables. In The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 Design featured 1st, and in The Guardian University Guide 2011 General Engineering was rated 6th in the UK, out of over 100 universities. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of research academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering research at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power.

Subjects offered at Undergraduate level
  • Built Environment
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Design
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • General Engineering/Other Engineering
  • Manufacturing/Production Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
Subjects offered at Postgraduate level
  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Built Environment
  • Business/Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Communications/Media
  • Computing/Information Technology
  • Design
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Engineering/Other Engineering
  • Manufacturing/Production Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
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