MSc Advanced Engineering Design

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

Program Description

MSc Advanced Engineering Design

Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

About the Course

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.


The Brunel programme aims to create the new generation of engineering designers who can combine knowledge from different areas and produce world class design.

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.

Special Features

Special facilities

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.

Industry-focused programme

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.

Global reputation

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.


The MSc Advanced Engineering Design is accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK.

Facts and Figures

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.


Our graduates have described the course as "the doorway to industry" due to its integrated advanced theory and intense applications, and typically progress into a wide range of careers, including aerospace, transport, government and manufacturing.

The course develops the advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes demanded by top engineering organisations such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, VW group and British Petroleum, Original Equipment Manufacturers such as Caterpillar and engineering consultancies such as Anderson Consulting.

The Design Experience module gives you experience in the whole design process in an industrial environment – from initial concept to final design for manufacture.

Niftylift Ltd, a leading aerial work platform manufacturer, has provided a computer-based open learning facility where the students learn engineering software packages such as Pro/Engineer, ADAMS, DEPOCAM, ANSYS, ARENA, MATLAB and PSPICE to complement your classroom studies which provide – a useful additional skill sought by employers.


Brunel graduates are in employment with a variety of engineering companies including construction companies, original equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies.

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
8,350 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Uxbridge, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 8,350 GBP
full-time, £4,175 part-time - UK/EU students / International students: £17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time