Engineering Sciences
Advanced Engineering Design
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Advanced Engineering Design

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
673 Points
2 Years

Program Description

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.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
International Baccalaureate
TOEFL (internet based)
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Detailed Transcript
Student Visa

Information about requirements:

  • A 2:2 UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering, or an appropriate science (Physics) and technology subject areas.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 60% (min 55% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • LanguageCert
  • City & Guilds ESOL, IESOL adn SESOL (no expiry)
  • European Baccalaureate Year 7 (Except English Language 4)
  • Duolingo

Course Content

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.


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.



Manufacturing Systems, Design and Economics

This module aims to meet the growing need of manufacturing industry for graduates with very high levels of knowledge and skills in advanced manufacturing processes, design of manufacturing systems and management of production facilities, including the understanding of materials and their properties in relation to production processes, the design of products for automated manufacture, advanced, automated production and assembly systems, and advanced and micro manufacturing and production processes.

Sustainable Design and Manufacture

This module aims to provide students with methods for analysing sustainability in design, quantifying the quality parameters, calculating and assigning appropriate tolerances, analysing the manufacturing operations for achieving the required quality targets.

The emphasis will be on the link between design information and manufacturing operations to produce products and propose operations that reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing.

Computer Aided Engineering 2

This module aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills to carry out appropriate linear, non-linear static and dynamic analyses needed to solve design problems using FEA tools, to equip the students the knowledge and skill needed to visualise and interpret results from various analyses using commercial CAE packages, and to teach the necessary theory to correctly formulate a problem, carry out the analysis and interpret the results.

Computer Aided Engineering 1

This module aims to give the students the knowledge to model the entities, points, edges, surfaces and solids for CAE and the skill to create the computer model of a part or assembly using a contemporary CAE software package (CATIA), and to educate the students in the theory and application of Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis and to equip the students with the skill of modelling mechanisms using the MATLAB and Simulink software packages.

Design Experience

This module aims to give the students the experience in the design of multidisciplinary product or systems, to equip the student with the skills in project planning, management and execution as a team member, and to provide students with the global picture of designing a finished marketable product encapsulating mechanical, electrical, electronic and control logics.

Dissertation Project

This assignments aims to provide students with an opportunity to plan and execute a major professional project leading to a dissertation, to develop their communications, time management, research and development skills, to articulate their knowledge gained in their undergraduate programme and during the earlier parts of the MSc programme and to work independently in consultation with their academic supervisor.


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
  • 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 and engineering consultancies such as:

  • Caterpillar
  • Anderson Consulting

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