Brunel University: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

Introduction

College vision

Named after the prodigious and famous British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it is particularly important that our engineering and design courses are of the highest standard. Our college is inspired by the ethos of his legacy and our students are always encouraged to be curious and creative in their respective fields.

The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences offers a challenging but supportive environment where excellence and enterprise is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we produce ground-breaking research and educational programmes that tackle and answer issues that affect all of society, such as research into the use of healthcare tools around the world.

Facts and Figures

  • 484 postgraduate researchers
  • 1023 postgraduate taught students
  • 3374 undergraduates
  • 4881 total students
  • 5 departments
  • 7 subjects
  • 4900 student population in 2013/14
  • 323 academics
  • 78 admin staff
  • 35 technical staff

Engineering Facilities

Rapid prototyping machines, engine testing suites, fluids, structures and materials labs, civil engineering and geotechnical laboratories make up just part of the wide range of engineering facilities within the School.

Design Facilities

Metal Fabrication Laboratory, Metal Machine Shop, Model-making Workshop, Plastic Fabrication Lab, and Woodworking Workshop. For more information, please visit our Design Facilities page.

Electronics Facilities Our electronics facilities comprise of several well equipped labs, and include full PCB production capabilities. For more information, please visit our Facilities page.

Computing Facilities

Over 300 computers are available to our students across a variety of well-equipped computer rooms within the School - many of which are available 24 hours a day. These are in addition to the central computing facilities of the University. For more information, please visit our Facilities page.

Multimedia Facilities

We have a number of multimedia laboratories, including a music technology suite, a video edit suite, a digital broadcasting laboratory, which are well equipped with cutting edge facilities, such as three large stewart screens (available for both 2D and 3D presentations), a Vicon motion capture suite, and a unique system used in many various industries, including film, TV and animation. There are also computers devoted to unique multimedia programmes. Therefore, students can focus their interests and skills with programmes that require specialist knowledge.

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Master

MSc Business Systems Integration (with SAP Technology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The aim of this 'cutting edge' programme is to develop practical skills and critical awareness in relation to the state-of-the-art in business/enterprise systems integration (from a service-oriented perspective). [+]

The aim of this 'cutting edge' programme is to develop practical skills and critical awareness in relation to the state-of-the-art in business/enterprise systems integration (from a service-oriented perspective). Aims At the end of the course, you should be able to: model key aspects of business in an integrated and logical manner; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of the issues relevant to business systems integration and use in the context of modern business environments; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) and the role they play in business systems integration; demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of the professional skills necessary for effective business systems integration; reflect, critically and in-depth, on relevant aspects of the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of business systems integration. The practical elements of your course will be supported by SAP technologies. SAP is a leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning systems and a keen innovator from a service-oriented perspective. Broadly speaking, you will gain experience of SAP ERP, SAP Netweaver and SAP BW applications/platforms. Consequently, you will get hands-on experience of technology and systems that will enhance your employability. Special Features SAP Certification During the Business Systems Integration course, students gain hands-on experience of SAP technology. In addition, they can opt to take the SAP TERP 10 certification course which is a recognised industry qualification. This will be delivered in a two-week block at the end of the programme. The current TERP10 certification offered is C TERP10 66. Students who successfully complete the certification module will be certified as: SAP Certified Associates: To gain more information about this examination please see the following link: https://training.sap.com/shop/certification/c_terp10_66-sap-certified-associate---business-process-integration-with-sap-erp-60-ehp6-g/ We revise the content each year to ensure that we remain current and a more up-todate examination may be offered depending on its availability under the SAP University Alliances agreement. Employability With industrial advisers involved in the course development , this Master's programme equips you with the qualities and transferable skills you need for the workplace. You also have access to the world’s most sophisticated business management software in SAP as part of your core studies – enabling you to integrate theoretical and systems learning with practical hands-on experience of the leading business management system. Martin Gollogly, Regional Director, Latin America, UK and Ireland, SAP University Alliances, highlights the value of SAP knowledge for jobseekers: “Future employers, whether they are large enterprise SAP users or consulting firms with major SAP practices such as Accenture or IBM, will be impressed with the ability to draw on real SAP knowledge as part of the study of systems integration and implementation issues. We are certainly very happy to continue to work with one of the UK’s leading universities." Careers Brunel’s Business Systems Integration MSc graduates typically take up roles in areas such as business analysis, business process management, ERP implementation and customisation, systems integration and support and technology-led change management. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class (2:2) Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification and motivation to develop a reflective understanding of the theory and practice of this complex and exciting subject area. A computing-related background may be advantageous to your application but is not a strict requirement. Applicants with other qualifications and/or substantial industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be eligible to study on the course. In this case, you will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to do some preparatory work for the course. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc

MSc (distance learning) Building Services Engineering

Online Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This programme responds to the worldwide demand for building services engineers who have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge within the building services industry. [+]

This programme responds to the worldwide demand for building services engineers who have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge within the building services industry. Professional ‘Building Services Engineers’ design all of the systems that are necessary in a building for occupants to carry out their business. These systems include: heating, lighting, air-conditioning and electrical systems. The role is increasingly involved with the provision of sustainable, energy efficient and green building within our society. Services have to be carefully designed and installed so that they are unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing, and also work in harmony with the architecture of the building. The programme will respond to the worldwide demand for building services engineers who have a sound knowledge engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex situations prevailing within the building services industry. The course is available either as a full-time, 1-year programme at Brunel or as a 3-to-5 year distance learning programme. Building Services Engineering courses awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Aims With the growing complexity of engineering services in modern buildings and the significance of energy conservation and emissions control, the role of the building services engineer is becoming increasingly important. As an interdisciplinary profession that involves the specification, design, installation and management of all the engineering services associated with the built environment, comfort and function also need to be combined – which calls for engineers with a wide range of knowledge and skills. This MSc programme is suitable for: Recent engineering and technology graduates, moving into building services and related disciplines. Established engineers and technologists, working in building services and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility. Engineers who want to develop technical understanding and expertise across the multi-disciplines of building services engineering. Managers and designers, who need to broaden their experience and require updating. Lecturers in higher education, moving into or requiring updating in building services engineering. Others with engineering and technology backgrounds, perhaps working in advisory or consultancy roles, who wish to familiarise themselves with building services engineering. However, choice of course will be dependent upon the type and extent of knowledge and skills required. Special Features There are several advantages in choosing the Brunel Building Services programme: Award-winning courses: Building Services Engineering courses have been awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Relevance: It is well established within the building services industry, with sponsors of students that include major design and contracting organisations, area health authorities, local authorities and the British Council, as well as several national governments. Applicability: Emphasis on applications enables students and employers to benefit immediately from the skills and knowledge gained. Responsiveness: Brunel's proximity to London, where large and innovative building developments have been taking place over the last decade, enables rapid infusion of new ideas and technological innovations into the programme content. Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Collaborative research Engineering at Brunel benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Accreditation This course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Additioanlly we are seeking reaccreditation with the Energy Institute. Employability The MSc Building Services Engineering is of particular relevance to engineers who want to develop technical understanding and expertise across the multi-disciplines of building services engineering. The course is suitable for: Recent engineering and technology graduates, moving into building services and related disciplines. Established engineers and technologists, working in building services and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility. Building services designers, who need to broaden their experience and require updating. Lecturers in higher education, moving into or requiring updating in building services engineering. Others with engineering and technology backgrounds, perhaps working in advisory or consultancy roles, who wish to familiarise themselves with building services engineering. However, choice of course will be dependent upon the type and extent of knowledge and skills required. Careers Former full-time recent graduates now work in building services and construction related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, WSP Group, Faber Maunsel and Hilson Moran. Other employers include several county councils within their building management and environmental departments, EDF Energy, Scanska and Honeywell Control Systems. The course fully prepares you for work in the building services engineering field – and prepares you to carry out related academic research. A number of students have stayed on to complete a PhD at Brunel University – on average one student per year is offered a PhD position. This course is also delivered by distance learning and many students on this mode of study are already in relevant employment. Our anecdotal evidence suggests graduates often gain immediate promotion and/or salary increases on completion of the course. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering; appropriate science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc (distance learning) Building Services Engineering Management

Online Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This course is aimed at professional engineers aspiring to increased management responsibility in the building services sector or who have reached a stage in their careers when they are carrying increasing management responsibility. [+]

This course is aimed at professional engineers aspiring to increased management responsibility in the building services sector or who have reached a stage in their careers when they are carrying increasing management responsibility. It caters to the worldwide demand for building services engineering managers who have a sound knowledge of engineering and management principles – and the ability to apply this knowledge to complex situations. Management modules cover engineering finance and accounting, people management, business organisation and facilities and contract management. Building Services Engineering courses awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Aims Building Service Engineers help buildings to deliver on their potential by working with architects and construction engineers to produce buildings that offer the functionality and comfort we expect, with the minimum impact on our environment. They design the lighting appropriate for the space, the heating, cooling, ventilation and all systems that ensure comfort, health and safety in all types of buildings, residential commercial and industrial. Building services engineering is an interdisciplinary profession. It involves the specification, design, installation and management of all the engineering services associated with the built environment. With the growing complexity of engineering services in modern buildings and the significance of energy conservation and pollution control, the role of the building services engineer is becoming increasingly important. As an interdisciplinary profession that involves the specification, design, installation and management of all the engineering services associated with the built environment, comfort and function also need to be combined – which calls for engineers with a wide range of knowledge and skills. This MSc programme is for: Recent engineering and technology graduates, moving into building services and related disciplines. Established engineers and technologists, working in building services and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility. Engineers who want to develop technical understanding and expertise across the multi-disciplines of building services engineering. Managers and designers, who need to broaden their experience and require updating. Lecturers in higher education, moving into or requiring updating in building services engineering. Others with engineering and technology backgrounds, perhaps working in advisory or consultancy roles, who wish to familiarise themselves with building services engineering. However, choice of course will be dependent upon the type and extent of knowledge and skills required. Special Features There are several advantages in choosing Brunel's Building Services programme: Award-winning courses: Building Services Engineering courses at Brunel have been awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Relevance: it is well established within the building services industry, with sponsors of students that include major design and contracting organisations, area health authorities, local authorities and the British Council, as well as several national governments. Applicability: emphasis on applications enables students and employers to benefit immediately from the skills and knowledge gained. Responsiveness: Brunel's proximity to London, where large and innovative building developments have been taking place over the last decade, enables rapid infusion of new ideas and technological innovations into the programme content. Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Accredited courses Brunel offers a number of MSc courses in mechanical engineering, all accredited by professional institutes as further learning for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Additioanlly we are seeking reaccreditation with the Energy Institute. Collaborative research Engineering at Brunel benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Accreditation The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Employability The MSc Building Services Engineering Management is particularly aimed at professional engineers who are carrying increasing management responsibility - perhaps in a senior role - or who are aspiring to assume increased management responsibility as part of their future career in the building services sector. Careers This is a course delivered by distance learning and the students are usually already in relevant employment. Anecdotal evidence suggests immediate promotion and/or salary increase on completion of the course. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering; appropriate science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc (distance learning) Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy

Online Part time 3 - 5  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The world is recognising that buildings need to consume less energy in the future – and this course develops your building services engineering knowledge with a focus on sustainable design. [+]

The world is recognising that buildings need to consume less energy in the future – and this course develops your building services engineering knowledge with a focus on sustainable design. You will learn about renewable energy technologies, efficient ventilation, air conditioning and energy conversion technologies in the programme, and can choose from a broad range of dissertation topics. The course is available on either a one-year, full-time or three-to-five-year, distance-learning basis. Building Services Engineering courses awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Aims The era of zero emission building is within grasping distance of the mass construction industry – creating a huge demand for specialists with the skills to design and project manage effectively. The aim of this programme is to respond to the worldwide demand for building services engineers and managers who have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex situations prevailing within the building services industry. The MSc is accredited by CIBSE, the IMechE and the Energy Institute and this will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Special Features Award-winning teaching, research and graduates There are numerous advantages in choosing the Brunel Building Services programme: Award-winning courses: Building Services Engineering courses have been awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Relevance: It is well established within the building services industry, with sponsors of students that include major design and contracting organisations, area health authorities, local authorities and the British Council, as well as several national governments. Applicability: Emphasis on applications enables students and employers to benefit immediately from the skills and knowledge gained. Responsiveness: Brunel's proximity to London, where large and innovative building developments have been taking place over the last decade, enables rapid infusion of new ideas and technological innovations into the programme content. Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Collaborative research Engineering at Brunel benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Accreditation This course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Additionally we are seeking reaccreditation with the Energy Institute. Facts and Figures In recent years it has become increasingly recognised that the design and operation of buildings need to take greater account of energy consumption. One of the explicit strategies identified in the UK Government's white paper, 'Our Energy Future - Creating A Low Carbon Economy,' is the achievement of higher standards within new and existing buildings. The aim of this programme is to respond to the worldwide demand for building services engineers who have a sound knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex situations prevailing within the building services industry taking into account energy consumption by end use. Employability The course fully prepares you for work in the building services engineering field - or for further academic research. A number of students have stayed on to carry out a PhD at Brunel University and on average, one student per year is offered a PhD position. This course is based on our successful MSc in Building Services Engineering which began in the mid 1970s. Careers This course is based on our successful MSc in Building Services Engineering which began in the mid 1970s. Former full-time recent graduates now work in building services and construction related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, WSP Group, Faber Maunsel and Hilson Moran. Other employers include several county councils within their building management and environmental departments, EDF Energy, Scanska and Honeywell Control Systems. The course fully prepares you for work in the building services engineering field – and prepares you to carry out related academic research. A number of students have stayed on to complete a PhD at Brunel University – on average one student per year is offered a PhD position. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering; appropriate science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc (distance learning) Engineering Management

Online Part time 3 - 5  May 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Engineering Management MSc programme helps you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective strategies and outcomes. [+]

The Engineering Management MSc programme helps you master current and emerging engineering management issues and the management principles that underpin effective strategies and outcomes. Balancing academic theory with practical opportunities, it equips you to handle the diverse management responsibilities that require knowledge in finance, systems thinking, operations, human resources and the design and management of the supply chain. You will understand the way in which finance and assets are managed within the business, appreciate the concepts and principles of marketing and customer care and learn effective teamworking and motivation techniques – as well as a range of transferable skills. Aims Studying management within the MSc Engineering Management programme allows you to obtain an understanding of how an engineering organisation is managed internally and operates from a corporate perspective. Increasingly employers are looking for students who can demonstrate a strong understanding, not just in the technical (your first degree), but also in managing people, processes, understanding business models especially in relation to the supply chain, and corporate strategy. Most students choosing this programme are looking to demonstrate a broad range of management knowledge and skills that can be used together with their technical background to obtain management positions in their careers. The course is intended to benefit a wide range of participants, in particular: Engineering and technology graduates who aspire to management positions. Established engineers working in industry and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility following promotion to management positions. Managers working in engineering organisations who have the technical knowledge and skills but need to broaden their experience and update their expertise. Others with engineering, technology or appropriate business backgrounds, working in advisory, consultancy or research roles, who need to familiarise themselves with engineering management principles and practices. European and other overseas engineers who wish to broaden their education in the United Kingdom. Research 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 Engineering Management MSc 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. Accreditation The MSc Engineering Management 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. Employability Upon successful completion of this programme you will have achieved the following learning objectives: An appreciation of the management of engineering businesses and an awareness of the external factors affecting them. An explanation of how current management theories and practices are relevant to achieving corporate competitive advantage. A wider understanding of the structures of engineering organisations and the role, relationships and behaviour of individuals and groups undertaking engineering activities. An understanding of the way in which finance and assets are managed within the business. An appreciation of the concepts and principles of marketing and customer care. A clear appreciation of the impact of quality in engineering organisations. The ability to develop a corporate strategy for successfully achieving an engineering driven change by applying current concepts, theories, research and the key issues of engineering management. Transferable skills Problem solving using a variety of techniques. Project management tools including network analysis software and Gantt charts. Team building and motivation. Research, surveys and analytical skills including strategic and financial analysis. Demonstration of improved verbal and written communications. Enhancement of relevant IT skills. In summary the programme is designed to enable engineers to develop the engineering management abilities, skills, and knowledge required in a modern engineering environment. Careers Engineering Management graduates may enter a broad range of careers in the manufacturing, service and government sectors. Previous graduates are employed in industries ranging from metal cutting to process, working for such companies as Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Atkinson, Ford and Unilever. A number of graduates have also built their own consultancy companies. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc (distance learning) Renewable Energy Engineering

Online Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Renewable energy is an essential and vital resource for the world’s future, and future there is an urgent need for engineers capable of solving the industry’s complex challenges in this field. [+]

Renewable energy is an essential and vital resource for the world’s future, and future there is an urgent need for engineers capable of solving the industry’s complex challenges in this field. Studying Renewable Energy Engineering at Brunel provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to make a strategic real-world impact in the resolution of the world’s energy problems. Graduates from Brunel’s MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering will develop: The versatility and depth to deal with new, demanding and unusual challenges across a range of renewable energy issues, drawing on an understanding of all aspects of renewable energy principles including economic assessment. The imagination, initiative and creativity to enable them to follow a successful engineering career with national and international companies and organisations. Specialist knowledge and transferable skills for successful careers including, where appropriate, progression to Chartered Engineer status. Aims Huge business incentives, markets and a wide variety of employment opportunities throughout the world are expected with the development of renewable energy resources as a substitute for fossil fuel technology. The purpose of the MSc programme is to help meet this demand by cultivating qualified and skilled professionals with specialist knowledge in relevant technologies within the renewable energy sector. The primary aim is to create Master’s degree graduates with qualities and transferable skills ready for demanding employment in the renewable energy sector. These graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level, and the programme also establishes a strong foundation for those who expect to continue onto a PhD or industrial research and development. Initial programme learning outcomes The programme will provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: Knowledge and understanding of: The principles and environmental impact of renewable energy technologies, including solar (thermal and electricity), wind, tidal, wave and hydro, geothermal, biomass and hydrogen. The principles of energy conversion and appropriate thermodynamic machines. The heat and mass transfer processes that relate to energy systems and equipment. The principles, objectives, regulation, computational methods, economic procedures, emissions trading, operation and economic impact of energy systems. The diversity of renewable energy system interactions and how they can be integrated into actual energy control systems and industrial processes. At the cognitive thinking level, students will be able to: Select, use and evaluate appropriate investigative techniques. Assemble and critically analyse relevant primary and secondary data. Recognise and assess the problems and critically evaluate solutions to challenges in managing renewable energy projects. Evaluate the environmental and financial sustainability of current and potential renewable energy activities Develop a thesis by establishing the basic principles and following a coherent argument. In terms of practical, professional and transferable skills, students will be able to: Define and organise a substantial advanced investigation. Select and employ appropriate advanced research methods. Organise technical information into a concise, coherent document. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Design and select renewable energy equipment and systems based on specific requirements/conditions. Work as part of, and lead, a team. Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Accreditation The requirement of UK-SPEC reinforces the need for a recent graduate with a Bachelor degree to take an appropriate postgraduate qualification in order to become a chartered engineer (currently, an accredited Bachelors degree does not enable the graduate to proceed to Chartered Engineer status without additional learning at M level). This MSc program will be compliant with the further learning requirements of UK-SPEC. Accreditation will be sought from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and Energy Institute. As a result, it will appeal to recent graduates who have not yet obtained the appropriate qualifications but intend to become Chartered Engineers. Most importantly, it will appeal to Mechanical, Chemical and Building Services Engineering graduates who wish to specialise in energy, or suitably experienced graduates of related subjects such as Physics. Careers The MSc programme will provide a pathway to Masters-level learning for students who wish to proceed to become Chartered Engineers. The primary destination is designed for these graduates to take senior technical and management positions in many areas of postgraduate employment in both the UK, EU and overseas such as manufacturing industries, energy and environmental consultancy companies, energy advice and research centre, academia, and national and international non-governmental organisations. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Advanced Engineering Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

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. [+]

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. Aims 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. Course Content 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. 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. 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. 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. Accreditation 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. 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. Employability 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. Careers Brunel graduates are in employment with a variety of engineering companies including construction companies, original equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies. 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. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering or appropriate science and technology discipline. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Advanced Manufacturing Systems (distance learning)

Online Full time Part time 1 - 5  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern manufacturing and enterprise systems. It covers a breadth of subjects that enable candidates to appreciate and deal with complexities of modern industrial environments. [+]

The Advanced Manufacturing Systems MSc course is designed to address the challenges of modern manufacturing and enterprise systems. It covers a breadth of subjects that enable candidates to appreciate and deal with complexities of modern industrial environments. There are two locations for this course: Brunel’s main campus in Uxbridge, West London, where the course is offered as a 1-year full-time, or 3-to-5 years distance learning programme. Esslingen Technical Academy (TAE) in Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany, where the same curriculum is only available as a full-time programme. The programme has been designed after extensive consultation with industry and is suitable for: Recent engineering and technology graduates who have decided to move into manufacturing and related disciplines. Established manufacturing engineers working in industry and faced with the challenge of new areas of responsibility. Managers and designers working in manufacturing organisations who need to invest in their personal career development. Professionals from engineering, technology or appropriate business backgrounds working in advisory, consultancy or research roles, who need to familiarise themselves with advanced manufacturing systems. Aims Demonstrate how the technological and human resources of manufacturing are organised to make products in the most competitive way. Provide a thorough knowledge of the potential and limitations of new manufacturing technologies. Illustrate the essential role of the human resource and its effective integration into the manufacturing system. Give the sound theoretical underpinning necessary to exploit the potential of modern manufacturing systems. Fit management and strategic theories into the realities of modern manufacturing by demonstrating a positive applications approach. Encourage work on real industrial problems, giving confidence in the ideas underlying manufacturing and the practicalities of implementing these ideas. If you choose to take the course in Esslingen, you benefit from proximity to southern Germany’s industrial heartland near Stuttgart – home to leading firms including Bosch, Porsche, Maybach and Daimler. Read more about studying in Germany in Special Features. Since 2012 we have introduced new optional modules and a more flexible, industry-focused programme for MSc students in advanced manufacturing and enterprise engineering. You have the option to study on a full or part-time basis on our four MSc programmes, giving you a highly relevant and versatile degree that also improves your job prospects. Special Features From Brunel University The top graduate (highest grade in the same year) from the course will be considered for a full or partial scholarship to cover tuition fees (normally three years) for the candidate to pursue research in the same area for PhD. Applicants who have had exceptional achievements such as wining national or International Scientific Olympiads or nationally or internationally recognised inventions can also apply for Full or Partial scholarships to cover their tuition fees whilst reading AMS. PG University Scholarships 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 Manufacturing Systems MSc 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. Financial assistance from other sources The Panasonic Trust Financial Awards for students Accreditation The course is accredited by 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, if you have a qualifying first degree. Please check with the relevant professional body. Assessment Assessment is by a combination of assignments and examinations. Examinations can be taken either at Brunel University or in the country you are resident in. We have an extensive network of organisations (universities, colleges and British Council Offices) throughout the world that will provide invigilation services. The cost of invigilation away from Brunel is your responsibility. The exams are held in May and September each year. [-]

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This course aims to produce graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the engineering sector. Graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level. [+]

This course aims to produce graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the engineering sector. Graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level. Students may elect to follow one of two streams: Thermofluids or Solid Body Mechanics. Engineering courses within the Department are underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy and the environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. Aims Mechanical engineers apply their scientific knowledge to solve problems and design machines that help us enjoy a better lifestyle. They have an enviable choice of industries open to them and this advanced course helps you develop the versatility to deal with complex challenges faced by senior engineers. On this course you will: Develop the versatility and depth to deal with new and unusual challenges across a range of engineering areas Develop imagination and creativity to enable you to follow a successful engineering career with national and international companies and organisations Continue your professional development to Chartered Engineer status with confidence and acquire new skills at the highest level. Brunel offer a number of mechanical engineering MSc courses, all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for thos seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Our collaborative research with numerous outside organisations includes major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),The Energy Institute (EI) and The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Accreditation Advanced Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. 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. Facts and Figures About Mechanical Engineering at Brunel Mechanical Engineering offers a number of MSc courses all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Energy Institute (EI) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Teaching in the courses is underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy & environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to Physics and Mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This course provides a unique mix of multimedia and interaction design processes, design of 3D virtual reality and animation media, AV media and effects, and 3D media combined with real and virtual studio and on-location multimedia creation. [+]

This course provides a unique mix of multimedia and interaction design processes, design of 3D virtual reality and animation media, AV media and effects, and 3D media combined with real and virtual studio and on-location multimedia creation. It not only focuses on the creative art and design aspects of digital media, but also on the theory and practice of the technical tools and techniques required for creating 3D, interactive real and virtual reality media through the development of design and technology knowledge, understanding and skills. Aims The MSc programme in Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the design principles and techniques required for the design of combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia, and an appreciation of the current research directions and opportunities that are available in this field of research. On this course you will: Develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to the design and creation of combined real, virtual interactive and 3D multimedia and tools, to assist in the creation of combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia. Develop the ability to design complex combined real and virtual interactive and 3D multimedia creations, and the versatility to apply a variety of different design tools and technologies across a range of different media areas to realise the creation. Develop creativity and independent learning ability required for continuing professional development, further research, and for acquiring new skills at a high level. Gain an appreciation of the current research directions and opportunities that are available in this field of research. Advanced resources Our green screen TV studio lab, audio studio and cutting edge design tools are amongst our range of advanced equipment available to students. Design tools used during the course include: Advanced 3D Technologies – 3D Studio, Vicon Motion Capture, Motion Builder, 3D Stereo Video Multimedia and Interaction Design – Flash and Action Script Audio Visual Post Production – AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, Nuke, Logic Studio Pro 3D Film Design and Production – Nuke, Ocular. Careers The programme fully prepares students for work in multimedia companies that develop rich media content. Specific roles graduates are expected to enter include: 3D graphics designers and animators Audio visual pre- and post-production designers Real and virtual studio designers Games designers and programmers Multimedia learning tool designers Broadcast TV media designers 2nd generation internet media designers 4th generation cellular media designers. The programme also prepares students to carry out related academic research. A number of students in various disciplines within the College have stayed on to carry out a PhD at Brunel University. On average, one student of high academic achievement per year is offered a PhD position. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Multimedia Technology or a related subject. Students from Film TV; Art & Design; Communication or Media Studies that show promise of technical aptitude and students from Engineering, Science including Social and Computer sciences and Information Technology that show design aptitude will also be considered. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This specialist course has been developed to equip graduate engineers with the skills required of a highly demanding aerospace industry. [+]

This specialist course has been developed to equip graduate engineers with the skills required of a highly demanding aerospace industry. Taught modules are balanced with practical and challenging individual and group aerospace project work. You will learn about aircraft design aerodynamics, space mechanics, spacecraft design, propulsion systems and the role of flight simulation in aerospace at an advanced level. Practical projects typically include the design, build and testing of a scale aircraft, computational fluid dynamics and structural analysis modelling of a critical aerospace component and flight performance evaluation using a flight simulator. MSc Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Aims Although the course has a distinct specialist and technical flavour, the MSc also seeks to provide graduates with a raft of non-technical skills to enable them to realise their professional potential to its fullest. To this end, the course provides modules that cover topics in strategic management, enterprise, research and innovation, as well as exploring issues that are of special importance to the future of the aerospace industry, such as safety, security, and sustainability. Special Features Highly rated by students Mechanical Engineering at Brunel ranks highly in the Guardian league tables for UK universities, with a student satisfaction score of 86.4% in 2015. Postgraduate students can therefore expect to benefit from an experienced and supportive teaching base whilst having the opportunity to thrive in a dynamic and high-profile research environment. Outstanding facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Strong links with industry We regularly consult aerospace engineering experts to keep our programmes up to date with industry needs. Read more about how we integrated industrial expertise into an MEng Aerospace Engineering module. Foundation course at Brunel The Intensive International Pre-Masters Course is a full-time 14-week course for international students who have marginally fallen below the postgraduate direct entry level and would like to progress onto a Master's degree course in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. It combines academic study, intensive English Language preparation, study skills and an orientation programme. Accreditation Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Modules are taught over eight months (from October to May) and are assessed by a balanced combination of examination and assignment. For the final four months (June to September), students will conduct an individual project and prepare a dissertation, allowing the opportunity to undertake original research relating to the aerospace engineering field. The group project is conducted throughout the year and is assessed by means of project logbooks, oral presentations and final project reports. Employability Aerospace engineering is currently one of the key areas where there is significant industry demand to recruit well qualified engineers. This demand exists especially in the UK, but also in other European countries. Brunel's MSc Aerospace Engineering course aims to prepare students with the knowledge and skills to fulfil this burgeoning industrial demand. Careers Roles within the aerospace industry might include working in a broad range of areas including strategic management, enterprise, research and innovation, specifically research in safety, security, and sustainability which are of special importance to the future of the aerospace industry. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to Physics and Mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Motorsport is one of the world's most dynamic, competitive industries - and engineers that master their craft have almost unlimited career opportunities. [+]

Motorsport is one of the world's most dynamic, competitive industries - and engineers that master their craft have almost unlimited career opportunities. This MSc in Automotive Motorsport Engineering at Brunel equips graduates with the qualities and transferable skills they need to flourish at a senior level in an exacting industry. The comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of specialist skills sought within the industry – including core modules in: Research methods and sustainable engineering Racing team management and vehicle testing Advanced vehicle dynamics, IC engines, materials and manufacturing You’ll gain practical experience through a team project, and complete a dissertation of your choice, typically covering a design, experimental, computing or analysis subject. Women in Engineering Scholarships Aims The speed of change in motorsport is relentless -and engineers need to inovate to succeed. From F1 pit lane mechanics to testing specialists, engine and aerodynamics maestros to team managers and financial controllers, graduates from this course have a host of exciting and varied career options open to them. The MSc programme at Brunel University helps you develop imagination and creativity to follow a successful engineering career with a mix of modules covering automotive and motorsport engineering topics, which delivers an integrating layer on top of subject specific first degree or professional skills. Its primary focus is to create Master's degree graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in a multi discipline subject area, typically encountered in the automotive and motorsport engineering industry. Excellent facilities: We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. Accreditation The Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MSc at Brunel University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK. About Mechanical Engineering at Brunel Mechanical Engineering offers a number of MSc courses all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course, and include the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Energy Institute (EI) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Teaching in the courses is underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy & environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions, both within and outside the UK. The discipline benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations, including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the USA. Assessment Modules are taught over eight months (from October to May) and are assessed by a balanced combination of examination and assignment. For the final four months (June to September), students will conduct an individual project and prepare a dissertation, allowing the opportunity to undertake original research relating to the automotive and motorsport engineering fields. The group project is conducted throughout the year and is assessed by means of project logbooks, oral presentations and final project reports. Careers Automotive and motorsport engineers have some of the most exciting roles in the science, engineering and technology sector. There is a high demand for graduate engineers ready to tackle the challenges of the future, such as finding ways to design and build vehicles more cost effectively, or working to address wider environmental and safety concerns, or working in motor racing. The course is designed to equip graduates with the skills required by industry. Alongside technical skills, the programme provides students with business and team-working skills vital to the automotive and motorsport sectors. The course’s graduates go on to careers with leading automotive companies as well as motor racing teams (e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, Delphi, Ford) and racing firms such as Mercedes High Performance Engines, Red Bull, Williams and Lotus. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to physics and mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Computer Communication Networks

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This course provides exposure to the wide variety of technical, managerial and organisational issues essential to effective commercial deployment of data communication systems. [+]

This course provides exposure to the wide variety of technical, managerial and organisational issues essential to effective commercial deployment of data communication systems. You will develop practical skills through the workshop module, both to reinforce the theory presented in lectures and to gain hands-on experience. In addition to in-depth technical knowledge, the data communications industry also considers project management, team working and presentation skills to be key attributes, which are all developed on the course. Aims Data communications is a rapidly expanding sector with exciting career prospects. In this fast moving environment postgraduate qualifications provide a competitive edge in career progression. This course is aimed at widening and deepening the experience of academically capable graduates and practising engineers, specifically: Recent graduates in electrical or electronic engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics who wish to deepen their knowledge of the technological, commercial and managerial issues associated with data communication systems Practicing engineers who wish to update their knowledge. European and other overseas engineers who wish to broaden their education in the UK. Special Features The Electronic and Computer Engineering discipline is one of the largest in the University, with a strong portfolio of research contracts, and has strong links with industry.We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are: Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation The laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects. Accreditation The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This will provide a route to Chartered Engineer status in the UK, if you have a qualifying first degree. Careers The employment record for graduates of the course remains highly impressive. Graduates have been recruited by a wide range of communications equipment manufacturers, vendors, service providers and end users. A number of leading data communications companies have recognised the unique blend of skills our MSc provides and identified our graduates for inclusion their UK, European and global recruitment programmes. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Computer Science; Information Systems; Mathematics or Physics. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc Data Science and Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Data is being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale – but 'big data' is of little use without 'big insight'. The skills required to develop such insight are in short supply and the shortage of skilled workers in the data analytics market is cited as a key barrier. The Data Science and Analytics MSc programme provides these skills, combining a strong academic programme with hands-on experience of leading commercial technology – and the chance to gain industry certification. [+]

Data is being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale – but 'big data' is of little use without 'big insight'. The skills required to develop such insight are in short supply and the shortage of skilled workers in the data analytics market is cited as a key barrier. The Data Science and Analytics MSc programme provides these skills, combining a strong academic programme with hands-on experience of leading commercial technology – and the chance to gain industry certification. You will develop both your critical awareness of the state-of-the-art in data science and the practical skills that help you apply data science more effectively in the business, science and social world. The programme is run in conjunction with SAS, a market leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Brunel's programme is unique in being the only current MSc programme that is fully integrated with SAS, providing the SAS base certification. Aims The Harvard Business Review calls data science the “sexiest job of the 21st century” – with demand for graduates with SAS skills rapidly rising across financial, retail and government sectors. Data science is now in vogue. From government, social networks and ecommerce sites to sensors, smart meters and mobile networks, data is being collected at an unprecedented speed and scale – creating an expanding job market for qualified data analysts. The practical aspects of many of the modules will allow you to gain hands-on experience of several commercial SAS tools (e.g. SAS BASE, Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner and Visual Analytics). This experience is designed, in part, to develop skills in preparation for the SAS certification part of the programme. By the end of the course you should be able to: Comprehend the key concepts and nuances of the disciplines that need to be synthesised for effective data science. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the challenges and issues arising from taking heterogeneous data at volume and scale, understanding what it represents and turning that understanding into insight for business, scientific or social innovation (i.e. data science). Develop a practical understanding of the skills, tools and techniques necessary for the effective application of data science. Apply a practical understanding of data science to problems in social, business and scientific domains. Evaluate the effectiveness of applied data science in relation to the issues addressed. Special Features SAS Certification As an integral part of the programme, you will gain hands-on experience of commercial SAS tools – SAS being the market leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. You will have the opportunity to obtain SAS certification (e.g. SAS Base Programming) which is a recognised industry qualification, following a two week SAS certification ‘boot camp’ preparation course. Employability From an industry perspective, there is an increasingly well-documented skills shortage developing in-and-around data science – as highlighted in the following reports and studies: “A shortage of skilled workers in the overall data analytics market is cited as one of the key barriers to further data analytics activity for businesses both globally and in the UK” (source: ‘Seizing the Data Opportunity: A Strategy for UK Data Capability' - 2013 UK government report. 46% of respondents in a global survey quoted staff shortages as the most common barrier to implementing data analytics (source: ‘Seizing the Data Opportunity: A Strategy for UK Data Capability', 2013 UK government report). Demand for big data staff is predicted to increase by between 13% and 23% per annum, between now and 2017 (source: E-skills UK). ‘The data scientist: the sexiest job of the 21st century’ (source: Harvard Business Review article, 2012). Businesses that outperform competitors are five times more likely to use analytics strategically than low performers (source: ‘Getting Serious About Analytics: Better Insights, Better Decisions, Better Outcomes’ - Accenture, April 2011). Organisations that invest in analytics could help generate £216 billion for the UK economy and create 58,000 new jobs over the next five years (source: Centre for Economics and Business Research report, ‘Data equity: Unlocking the value of big data’, April 2012). Careers Our Master's programmes aim to equip you with the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment. Each course is developed with industry in mind and has one or more industrial advisers who are involved in course development and delivery. The ability to generate effective insight and value from data is increasingly important across all industrial sectors. Data science is thus becoming a feature in a very wide range of industries, including automotive, banking and financial services, energy (e.g. oil and gas), health, management consulting, media and new media, retail and transport. Given the range of vertical sectors that data science is important to, there are a vast number of companies seeking to employ graduates in this area. These include such organisations as Accenture, AstraZeneca, AXA Insurance, British Airways, Capgemini, Experian, FICO, GE Healthcare, HSBC, nPower, Orange, PayPal, Sopra and Waitrose. The roles that our graduates are typically recruited to within these organisations include analytics consultant, big data engineer/scientist, business analyst, clinical data scientist, data design specialist, data scientists, developer/development engineer, enterprise/technical architect, forecast analyst, marketing/customer and/or insight analyst, quantitative analyst and web analyst. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised and usually come from a scientific/engineering background and/or a numerate subject area. Applicants with other qualifications with industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be considered and will assessed on an individual basis and industrial certifications may be taken into account (such as those provided by organisations such as Microsoft and Sun for example). Such applicants may be required to attend an interview. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Distributed Computing Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Germany Esslingen

This course covers a range of essential topics related to distributed computing systems. Yet these modules are not isolated; each one takes its place in the field in relation to others. [+]

This course runs in Germany. This course covers a range of essential topics related to distributed computing systems. Yet these modules are not isolated; each one takes its place in the field in relation to others. The emphasis in the course is to build the connections between topics, enabling software engineers to achieve co-operation between distinct autonomous systems under constraints of cost and performance requirements. The course is suitable for: Recent graduates in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or Computer Science, who wish to develop their skills in the field of distributed computing systems. Practicing engineers and computer professionals who wish to develop their knowledge in this area. People with suitable mathematical, scientific or other engineering qualifications, usually with some relevant experience, who wish to enter this field. Aims The past few years have witnessed that Grid computing is evolving as a promising large-scale distributed computing infrastructure for scientists and engineers around the world to share various resources on the Internet including computers, software, data, instruments. Many countries around the world have invested heavily on the development of the Grid computing infrastructure. Many IT companies have been actively involved in Grid development. Grid computing has been applied in a variety of areas such as particle physics, bio-informatics, finance, social science and manufacturing. The IT industry has seen the Grid computing infrastructure as the next generation of the Internet. The aim of the programme is to equip high quality and ambitious graduates with the necessary advanced technical and professional skills for an enhanced career either in industry or leading edge research in the area of distributed computing systems. Specifically, the main objectives of the programme are: To critically appraise advanced technologies for developing distributed systems; To practically examine the development of large scale distributed systems; To critically investigate the problems and pitfalls of distributed systems in business, commerce, and industry. Special Features Electronic and Computer Engineering is one of the largest disciplines in the University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £7.5 million, and has strong links with industry. The laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects. We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are: Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation. Accreditation Distributed Computing Systems Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Careers Students graduated from the programme are in high demand from both industry and academia undertaking Computer Networks Analysis, Design and Optimisation with quality-of-service support Service oriented Computing Systems (XML based Web services) Large Scale Distributed Systems (Grid Computing Systems) Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computing and Information Systems; Electronic Engineering; or a related subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Basic programming skills are required. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Mathematical finance is an area of applied mathematics where concepts and techniques that lie close to the heart of pure mathematics are applied routinely to solve a great variety of important practical problems arising in the day-to-day business of the world's financial institutions. [+]

Mathematical finance is an area of applied mathematics where concepts and techniques that lie close to the heart of pure mathematics are applied routinely to solve a great variety of important practical problems arising in the day-to-day business of the world's financial institutions. The objective of the Brunel MSc in Financial Mathematics is to guide students through to a mastery of the sophisticated mathematical ideas underlying modern finance theory, along with the associated market structures and conventions, with emphasis on: the modelling of the dynamics of financial assets, both in equity markets and in fixed-income markets the pricing and hedging of options and other derivatives, and the quantification and management of financial risk. Candidates are also provided with the means to master the numerical and computational skills necessary for the practical implementation of financial models, thus enabling you to put theory into practice and putting you in a good position to carry out work for a financial institution. We therefore offer a programme that provides a balanced mixture of advanced mathematics (including modern probability theory and stochastic calculus), modern finance theory (including models for derivatives, interest rates, foreign exchange, equities, commodities, and credit), and computational technique (GPU-based high-performance computing). The MSc in Financial Mathematics offers a range of exciting modules during the Autumn and the Spring terms, followed by an individual research project leading to a dissertation that is completed during the Summer term. Aims Financial mathematics is a challenging subject, the methods of which are deployed by sophisticated practitioners in financial markets on a daily basis. It builds on the application of advanced concepts in modern probability theory to enable market professionals to tackle and systematically resolve a huge range of issues in the areas of pricing, hedging, risk management, and market regulation. The main objective of the Brunel MSc in Financial Mathematics is to provide candidates with the knowledge they need to be able to enter into this exciting new area of applied mathematics and to position themselves for the opportunity to work in financial markets. Among the main distinguishing features of our programme are the following: We aim to teach the key ideas in financial asset pricing theory from a thoroughly modern perspective, using concepts and methods such as pricing kernels, market information filtrations, and martingale techniques, as opposed say to the more traditional but old-fashioned approach based on the historical development of the subject. In our programme candidates are asked at each stage to undertake a critical re-examination of the hypotheses implicit in any financial model, with a view to gaining a clear grasp of both its strengths and its limitations. The programme includes courses on high-performance computing that provide candidates with the techniques whereby financial models can be implemented. By the end of the year students will gain familiarity with a range of highly relevant topics, including: Financial market conventions Derivative market structures Stochastic calculus Option pricing and hedging Interest rate theory Dynamic portfolio theory Market information and price formation Credit risk management Numerical implementation of financial models High-performance computing Employability The modelling and management of financial risk is an expanding field worldwide, offering numerous opportunities for fulfilling and engaging careers. Our graduates will be well positioned for pursuing jobs in a number of different areas of financial modelling and risk management in the financial services industry, with employment prospects in banks, asset management firms, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance and re-insurance companies, exchanges, corporate and sovereign treasuries, financial consultants, financial software developers, financial regulators, financial publishing houses, and companies specialising in the analysis and distribution of financial information and data. There is also a demand in financial institutions for well qualified mathematically literate graduates with higher degrees for positions in the trading, structuring and marketing of financial products. Entry Criteria 2016/17 UK First-Class or upper Second-Class (2:1) Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Mathematics. Applications from candidates with degrees in related disciplines with a substantial mathematical component (such as Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, or Economics) may be considered on an individual basis. Other qualifications with relevant work experience may also be considered. In some cases applicants may be asked to attend an interview. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

This MSc course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a broad programme of advanced studies, whilst also offering a wide range of specialist modules which open a variety of career pathways on graduation. [+]

This MSc course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a broad programme of advanced studies, whilst also offering a wide range of specialist modules which open a variety of career pathways on graduation. The distinctive feature of the MSc is its flexible structure – you are able to customise the content of your programme to meet your academic interests and career aspirations. Core modules are used to ensure there is depth and breadth in key areas of electronic and electrical engineering – notably sensors and instrumentation, control, photonics, sustainable power systems, telecommunications, intelligent systems, medical systems, integrated circuits and embedded systems. Women in Engineering Scholarships Both the Government and Brunel University are keen to promote women taking up degrees in Engineering, and we are offering exciting scholarships linked to a bespoke mentoring programme to eligible Home / EU applicants. Please read more about these Women in Engineering Scholarships. Aims Having an advanced, broad level of engineering knowledge and skills is a prerequisite for improving your career options in a demanding and dynamic sector. The course allows graduates with an electronic and electrical engineering background to further develop their skills as well as allowing able students from other numerate degree backgrounds to build up strong expertise in this area to complement their original undergraduate studies. On the MSC programme you will: Gain the in-depth knowledge you need to resolve new, complex and unusual challenges across a range of electrical and electronics issues. Develop imagination, initiative and creativity to allow you to problem solve effectively. Become work ready for a career with leading engineering organisations. Special Features The Electronic and Computer Engineering discipline is one of the largest in the University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £7.5 million, and has strong links with industry. We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are: Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Brunel Institute for Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation Our laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Teaching and Assessment Teaching This course in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering blends lectures, tutorials, laboratories, individual and group projects with presentations and a major research based dissertation project. External lectures and research seminars will be used to enhance the student experience and highlight the application of the technologies in industry. Assessment You will be assessed on your written assignments, presentations, examinations and a major dissertation project. The course comprises a blend of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, individual and group projects, presentations and a major research-based dissertation project, with external lectures and research seminars used to enhance your experience and highlight the application of the technologies in industry. Employability The current job market for electronic and electrical engineering graduates highlights a growing demand for specialists in: Telecommunications Mechatronics Sensors and instrumentation Embedded systems Signal processing Intelligent systems Sustainable systems. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or a related discipline. Other subjects which involve a high degree of mathematical competence, such other branches of Engineering with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas) [-]

MSc in Digital Service Design

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

What is digital service design? It’s the art of building customer experiences with a strong digital element. [+]

What is digital service design? It’s the art of building customer experiences with a strong digital element. This new multi-disciplinary course is designed to help graduates develop cutting-edge user experience design techniques for designing digital products and services. The course features close integration with leading digital companies to help you develop deep knowledge of both design theory and practice as well as to equip you for employment in the digital sector. The course has been designed in collaboration with Wilson Fletcher, a leading digital design studio, to closely mirror current professional practices. In the course, you will have the opportunity to apply for an industry internship at the end of your third term. Additionally, some of our digital design partners may also offer dissertation opportunities. Aims Brunel’s MSc course in Digital Service Design prepares you for roles in the fast-growing digital industry by providing a programme led by industry experts and practitioners. By the end of the course you will be able to: Generate ideas and turn them into viable concepts and working prototypes. Work in multidisciplinary teams in a studio setting and take responsibility for your work. Problem-solve and design for both user and business needs. Understand the skills, tools and methodologies necessary to develop compelling strategies, products and services. Design and develop experiences, products and services of high quality with digital media at their core. Demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of the issues relevant to digital service design and their use in the context of modern industry and commercial environments. Have a thorough and clear understanding of the methodologies and professional skills necessary for effective digital service design in a business environment. Reflect – critically and in-depth – on relevant aspects of the state-of the art of both the practice and theory of digital service design. As a result of enrolling on this course, you will have the opportunity to form a network of industry contacts which will be invaluable when you enter into the world of employment. You will work on a number of individual and group practical projects based on real-world briefs. You will develop the technical, interpersonal, creative and strategic skills needed to succeed in the digital service design industry. A cutting edge programme You will explore areas of design and rapid prototyping, innovation methodologies, interview and workshop facilitation, journey mapping, customer research methodologies, project management and how to develop and present actionable recommendations and much more. Employability Our Master's programmes aim to equip you with the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment. Each course is developed with industry in mind and has one or more industrial advisers who are involved in course development and delivery Careers Graduates will be equipped to work in leading digital design agencies and consultancies as well as innovative blue-chip companies that have design departments. Fields you might go into after this course include: App development Copywriting Digital design Digital product design Digital project management Front-end development Information architecture Interaction design Product management Research Service design Strategy User experience design UX architecture. Work Placements This course is focused on employment and students have the opportunity to undertake an internship after they complete their dissertation. Digital design companies potentially offering internships include: Wilson Fletcher, ORM, Hugo & Cat, DDB, Furthermore, BBH, The Guardian, M&S, W12, Friday, UsTwo. Selected students may also have the opportunity for a company-sponsored dissertation project in term three. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class (2:1) Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised in any discipline. An interest in technology, human computer interaction, communication and design is required. Applicants with other qualifications with industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be considered and will be assessed on an individual basis. Industrial certifications may be taken into account. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview . Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Information systems are becoming ever more central to society, especially in business and industry – and this course will develop your ability to use these systems to manage the complex challenges that can confront businesses. [+]

Information systems are becoming ever more central to society, especially in business and industry – and this course will develop your ability to use these systems to manage the complex challenges that can confront businesses. By the end of the course, you should be able to: Explore issues relevant to information systems development in the context of modern business environments and needs. Express a rounded awareness of the state-of-the-art in relation to the role of information systems in the enterprise environment and the importance of strategic alignment. Understand the changing nature of information systems and the implications of this for the requisite dynamic balancing of the social and the technical. Reflect, critically, on the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of organisational-level systems development and critically understand information systems and their role in organisational effectiveness. Aims Information systems managers provide a pivotal role in helping organisations get the most from the technologies they deploy. As society and technology develop, the most important skills for the future lie in the development of individuals with the ability to both understand and manage these complex and interrelated systems. Aspects of business that were once seen in isolation – the people, organisation, process, information and technology – are now expected to operate as part of a seamless whole, both within and across enterprises. Information systems managers are responsible for delivering this seamless integration efficiency. The jobs that require the knowledge and skills that you will learn on this course in Information Systems Management include business analysts, systems development analysts and consultants (both technical and managerial). Employability Our Master's programmes aim to equip you with the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment. Each course is developed with industry in mind and has one or more industrial advisers who are involved in course development and delivery. Careers The types of companies that might employ graduates from the course range from the very large and multinational, to the niche SMEs. Whatever the job role and whatever the type of organisation, we aim to equip you with industry relevant skills that will enable you to flourish in your chosen profession. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification and motivation to develop a reflective understanding of the theory and practice of this complex and exciting subject area. A computing-related background may be advantageous to your application but is not a strict requirement. Applicants with other qualifications and/or substantial industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be eligible to study on the course. In this case, you will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to do some preparatory work for the course. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Integrated Product Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The MSc in Integrated Product Design course focuses on the design of innovative products, emphasising the balance between the interest of users, industry and society. It covers the whole design process, integrating all aspects relevant to product development, in particular global new product design. [+]

The MSc in Integrated Product Design course focuses on the design of innovative products, emphasising the balance between the interest of users, industry and society. It covers the whole design process, integrating all aspects relevant to product development, in particular global new product design. It meets industrial demand by integrating technology, management, aesthetics, environmental sustainability, ergonomics, marketing, business and design methods – to produce highly qualified and sought after designers able to cope with the challenges the global economy presents. Specifically, the course aims to: provide an integrated programme of study across a broad range of knowledge and skills in product/industrial design develop design and technology research skills related to the design process through practicing applied research develop advanced design skills, enabling graduates to practice as an independent design professional and to further develop design and professional skills in product/industrial design engineering nurture scientific rigour as well as creativity to enable graduates to follow a successful career in product/industrial design and assume leadership roles in national and international companies and institutions. Aims Students master all aspects of integrated product design advancing their design skills and knowledge by applying systematic state-of-the-art theories and methodologies, and by integrating user, technology and business aspects. This not only opens up dynamic career options, but equips students with a comprehensive skillset to take into the commercial world. The primary aim of this programme is to provide students with the practical knowledge and transferable skills required to be at the forefront of global product and services design research and development, in either an industrial or academic environment. Graduates of this MSc will also have the independent learning ability required for both continual professional development and the acquisition of new skills at the highest level. The course provides an integrated approach and promotes advanced studies in design theory, creativity and aesthetics, innovation methods, advanced design techniques, human factors and applied ergonomics, engineering, material and production science, sustainability and research methods. Special Features High league table standings: Our courses are among the highest-ranking for Product and Industrial Design in the UK. In all the most recent university guides, as well as in the National Student Survey, Brunel Design is placed in the top four out of all UK Art and Design courses. High employability: Design graduates enjoy excellent career prospects – see student graduate articles. Accreditation Brunel's Integrated Product Design course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). Careers Graduates can expect to be employed in a wide range of companies, including design consultancies, research and development departments, research institutions and government bodies. Specific careers might include senior positions in design organisations acting as a design team leader, design project manager, design researcher and design policy maker. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually design; engineering; or a related discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

There is a severe shortage of qualified specialists in the oil and gas sector, with skilled professionals enjoying rising salaries in this sector. It is a global issue for the petroleum industry with 120,000 jobs needing to be filled over the next decade for the North Sea alone. [+]

There is a severe shortage of qualified specialists in the oil and gas sector, with skilled professionals enjoying rising salaries in this sector. It is a global issue for the petroleum industry with 120,000 jobs needing to be filled over the next decade for the North Sea alone. Brunel's programme trains specialist engineers in oilfield strutural design, fabrication and installation. It is aimed both at engineering and physical science graduates who are interested in working in the oil and gas industry and practising professionals who wish to specialise in the design, analysis and construction of oil and gas installations. The high quality facilities available to studensts at the University has also been enhanced by a significant donation in 2015 of specialised software for use on our Oil and Gas MSc programme, comprising 10 sets of IPM suites. Aims With demand so high for qualified oil and gas engineers, graduates are entering a buoyant global job market and can expect exciting career prospects - a trend set to continue for years to come. As the industry now seeks the rapid drilling and commissioning of thousands of new wells to meet energy demands, along with major investment in heavy oils and shale oil and gas, skilled engineers who can rapidly design and commission oilfield installations will be the backbone for growth in this industry. It is precisely this type of engineer that Brunel’s programme will develop. A distinguishing feature of the course is its ambition to instill systems thinking, by treating structures and their operating environment holistically as a system – helping graduates develop the skills to address a wide range of complex engineering problems rapidly. Special Features Students can exploit our laboratory facilities which are extensive, modern and well equipped. Although we recruit a large number of highly qualified students to our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees each year, we don’t forget that you are an individual. From the beginning of your time here, you are allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through academic and pastoral issues. The College is research intensive as most of our academics are actively involved in cutting-edge research. Much of this research is undertaken with collaborators outside the University, including leading oil and gas companies, construction companies, water utilities, and other leading industrial firms. We work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Denmark and Japan. This research is fed directly into our courses, providing a challenging investigative culture and ensuring that you are exposed to up-to-date and relevant material throughout your time at Brunel. We have excellent links with business and industry in the UK and overseas. This means: Brunel degrees are designed to meet the needs of industry and the market-place. The latest developments in the commercial world feed into your course. You have greater opportunity at the dissertation stage of conducting a dissertation in industry. We have more contacts to help you find a job when you graduate. Accreditation This course has been designed in close consultation with industry and will be seeking accreditation with the following professional bodies : The Institution of Mechanical Engineers The Institution of Civil Engineers The Institute of Materials The Society of Petroleum Engineers. The Institution of Chemical Engineering Oil and Gas Engineering MSc is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Facts and Figures The shortage of engineers is widespread throughout the world markets in the petroleum industry with salaries already high being driven further up as a result. For instance, the shortage had led to an increase of starting salary for fresh engineering graduates joining the oil and gas companies in the UK to an average value over £34,000 in 2011, well above other industry sectors. The December 2012 issue of PE (Professional Engineer), the IMechE member’s magazine also had a designated article on skill shortage in the oil and gas sector, citing BP as an example in the effort the industry is taking to address the problem. Employability Starting salaries for fresh engineering graduates joining the oil and gas companies in the UK has risen to an average of £34,000, in 2011, well above other industry sectors. The December 2012 issue of PE (Professional Engineer), the IMechE member's magazine, also published an article on skill shortages in the oil and gas sector, citing BP as an example of the effort the industry is taking to address the problem. Brunel graduates will typically find well paid roles within all three sectors of the industry: operators, service and supply firms, and consulting companies throughout the whole industrial supply chain. In particular the UK is one of the strongest in oilfield services provision being a core component of the UK manufacturing and service base. As a result, the programme will specifically target the following two sectors, related mainly to surface services: Engineering, fabrication and installation (£11.2 billion annually in UK). Operations (£8.5 billion annually in UK). Surface services are delivered by a large number of industrial organisations as well as oil and gas producers, in contrast to subsurface dominated by very few global providers. Industry have expressed strong interest in the programme with several leading companies already offering to help with teaching, placement as well as supervision of dissertation projects. Careers Oilfield services companies, engineering consulting or upstream oil and gas producers and downstream refineries. Work Placements Brunel has a purpose built award-winning Professional Development Centre with over 30 staff, including specialist industry consultants. The Placement service includes CV writing, one-to-one guidance and mock interviews. Brunel was named ‘Best University Placement Service’ at the Rate My Placement Awards in 2012. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class (2:1) Honours degree, or equivalent or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in relevant branch of engineering or science. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. [-]

MSc Project and Infrastructure Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The complex challenges faced in modern engineering have created a growing need for highly motivated graduates who understand project infrastructure planning, construction, management and maintenance issues. [+]

The complex challenges faced in modern engineering have created a growing need for highly motivated graduates who understand project infrastructure planning, construction, management and maintenance issues. This MSc course equips you with the knowledge, creativity and transferable skills required by project managers in the industry – developing your independent learning abilities and providing a foundation for your ongoing professional development. You will learn current theories and practices for managing contemporary engineering projects from inception to completion – and for maintaining the resulting infrastructure throughout its lifetime. Aims Engineering is at the core of a successful economy and the infrastructure it develops directly affects the wellbeing of its citizens and the environment. Skilled, qualified project managers have a key role in this vital work. There are two main challenges facing the engineering and construction industry: clients are increasingly requiring contractors to deliver projects using limited resources, at low cost, in short duration and to a high level of quality and safety much existing infrastructure is under severe strain due to a legacy of inadequate maintenance and rapid population growth. The course examines these commercial pressures and will provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the principles of strategic planning and risk analysis in successful project and infrastructure management the theoretical basis for the organisation of project infrastructure development and how management of budgets, human resources and supply chains can affect overall project success the interplay between engineering project, infrastructure management and sustainability in the complex real-world situations. The programme develops students' technical knowledge and transferable skills sought by employers, equipping them with the compulsory attributes to flourish in senior roles within the engineering and construction sector. Special Features This MSc programme has been specially designed to develop graduates and practising engineers and position them at the forefront of managing and leading these developments. The course explores very current, 21st century issues around risk management, planning and programming, cost control, people and information management, contract/procurement management and sustainability. We receive input for the course from industrial partners and students get to understand project management at work through site visits. Modules on project finance, risk, procurement and contract management, supply chain strategy, will underpin modules focusing on sustainable project, infrastructure and environmental management. Students’ skills in gathering and understanding complex information from a variety of sources (including engineering, scientific and socio-economic information) will be developed in a module on advanced research methods. Issues relating to risk and health and safety will be developed in more specialist modules. Accreditation This course has been designed in close consultation with industry and is accredited as a designated technical MSc degree by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) for entry years 2015 to 2017. The JBM is made up of Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. Careers There are many career options within the engineering and construction industry for graduates, both in the UK and overseas. Potential employers include public sector infrastructure client organisations, private construction organisations (i.e. general contractors, sub-contractors), engineering consulting firms, engineering/construction management consultants, architectural firms, engineering and construction law firms, real estate developers, plus government departments and agencies responsible for significant project portfolios. Graduates from this course will typically take up roles as project managers, contracts manager, risk manager and project scheduler/planner, to mention but a few. Another potential destination for graduates is to pursue further studies at MPhil/PhD level, using the new MSc programme as a foundation. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to Maths; Building Technology; Architecture; Quantitative Surveying; Project Management) will be considered assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Structural engineers help to make, shape and maintain the built environment. They are professionals who enjoy innovation, a challenge, opportunities, responsibility and, excitement in a varied and very satisfying career. [+]

Structural engineers help to make, shape and maintain the built environment. They are professionals who enjoy innovation, a challenge, opportunities, responsibility and, excitement in a varied and very satisfying career. The MSc programme in Structural Engineering is designed to attract both international and home students, who wish to pursue their career in civil and structural engineering. To meet the increasing demand for structural engineers to design more safe, economic and environmental friendly buildings, the programme content has specifically been designed to give a thorough grounding on current practice with regards to dealing with structural fire and earthquake resistances and design of carbon neutral buildings. A particular feature of the course content lies with the emphasis on the performance-based, structural design philosophy. The strong focus on these aspects will appeal to any students who intend to become the next generation of structural engineers after graduation. Aims Structural engineering is a profession that provides a tremendous opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives and their environment. In the current century, climate change is an increasingly important issue which needs to be tackled - and the role of the structural engineer in tackling climate change is immense. To meet these challenges, structural engineers need to combine traditional structural engineering expertise with an understanding of a wide range of issues related to design of zero carbon buildings. There is a significant shortage of structural engineers with the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience to deal efficiently with complex issues for designing structurally sound, elegantly simple and environmentally sustainable buildings. The skills shortage and its effects on the construction industry will be further exacerbated by the huge demand from some rising economic powers. This new MSc programme has been developed in response to this growing need for graduates aware of current challenges in structural engineering. The primary aim of this programme is to create master’s degree graduates with qualities and transferable skills for demanding employment in the construction and civil engineering sector. The graduates will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level. Special Features Emphasis on safety and sustainability: This MSc programme is distinctive because of its emphasis on building safety and sustainability and disaster mitigation of civil structures – with four taught modules totalling 60 credits. The dissertation projects will also be closely linked to ongoing research in these areas. Industry support: Brunel has a very active Industrial Liaison Panel, which is immensely supportive of our programmes. The Panel and the companies have also shown keen interest in offering industrial support for the new programme through assistance such as support with project dissertations and site visits. Guest speakers: Our strong contact with industry is also used to invite experienced industry practitioners to come and give talks on specialist topics at regularly organised seminars. The seminars also serve as a platform for student project presentations, which goes to build their confidence level because of the recognition and value their project gains through such dissemination. Supporting professional development: Under a professional development module, you will be required to actively pursue your personal development planning through continuously recording and record keeping of progress being made throughout the course duration. Personal tutors will offer support to their tutees by regularly checking these records (i.e. a Personal Development Log (PDL) and discussing any relevant issues with the aim of supporting them to find solutions. Accreditation This new course has been designed in close consultation with industry and we are currently in the process of seeking accreditation for it from the major professional institutions (JBM). Related courses in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences are already accredited. To ensure the programme addresses current industry concerns, it was developed in compliance with international standards, using Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge as a guide. The programme also satisfies the requirements of the major civil engineering professional bodies (JBM) as stipulated in their guidelines on coverage given to the teaching of structural engineering. Employability There are many career options within the civil engineering and construction industry both in the UK and overseas for graduates of the proposed programme. Potential employers include engineering consulting firms, architectural firms, public sector infrastructure client organisations, private construction organizations (general contractors, sub-contractors), real estate developers plus government (local/central) departments and agencies responsible for significant project portfolios. Another potential destination for graduates is to pursue further studies at MPhil/PhD level, using the new MSc programme as a foundation. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Structural Integrity

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Structural Integrity MSc programme has been developed by Brunel University London in collaboration with The Welding Institute (TWI), as part of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). The specialist, off-campus programme is delivered solely at the Welding Institute headquarters at Granta Park, Cambridge. [+]

The Structural Integrity MSc programme has been developed by Brunel University London in collaboration with The Welding Institute (TWI), as part of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC). The specialist, off-campus programme is delivered solely at the Welding Institute headquarters at Granta Park, Cambridge. MSc Structural Integrity Scholarships for 2016/17 Entry: 16 Home /EU and International Scholarships worth £12,500 each covering the partial costs of the tuition fees. The following terms and conditions apply : Eligibility : to be eligible for consideration of the scholarship, a student: must normally have a minimum of a UK 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent must have an unconditional offer of a place on the MSc Structural Integrity programme Application : students may apply as normal through the course web page indicating a desire to be considered for the Scholarship, and including in the personal statement evidence of a desire to pursue a career in Structural Integrity. All the required information will be taken from the course application form and verified at registration. The course at Brunel stands out from others in the market because NSIRC is the UK’s first industrially led postgraduate education centre, which is a joint initiative between TWI and Brunel University London as the lead academic partner. There are no other courses that provide a dedicated, specialist training programme that combines academic excellence through Brunel University London, with extensive up to date industrial experience of TWI’s experts across the many and varied disciplines that are essential to structural integrity as applied in oil and gas, power generation, and transportation sectors (automotive and aerospace). This is a direct result of the teaching team placing special emphasis on providing a solid theoretical and applied background, enabling graduates to directly transfer these skills to solve problems faced by industry. We look forward to welcoming students to study our MSc which combines academic excellence through Brunel University London, with extensive up to date industrial experience of TWI’s experts across the varied disciplines essential to structural integrity, which includes material degradation, asset ageing and inspection. Aims This programme is specifically tailored to provide graduates or practising engineers with the necessary skills to pursue a successful engineering career, who are targeted for recruitment by companies and organisations globally. As industry ready engineers, recent graduates of this MSc are in high demand and have been successful in gaining employment in: Oil and Gas Industry Engineering Consultancies Asset Management companies Research Organisations Academic Institutions When structures fail, the results can be catastrophic, not only in terms of financial downtime, but also in the costs associated for inspection and repair. Structural integrity integrates the issues that affect the design, service life (including assessing ageing structures for life extension) and safety for a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, power generation and transportation. This exciting field requires a detailed knowledge of material science, design for safe operation, inspection during production and in-service, as well as risk management and mitigation strategies. This post graduate programme provides the necessary training in detecting the existence, formation and growth of damage and defects, together with assessing the influence of loads and stresses arising from manufacture and applied in-service. Being able to detect defects is one part of the problem, but knowing what to do with these defects is at the core of this programme, where you will be taught by industrial experts involved with developing codes, standards and working practices for a range of sectors. The MSc in Structural Integrity is suitable for graduates in engineering, science and technology and will prepare you for an exciting career, ranging from numerical assessment of structures, NDE/NDT inspection, through to developing safe life/life extension protocols for long term asset management, and much more. Special Features The MSc in Structural Integrity of Brunel University London has significant industrial involvement with contribution from the NSIRC. The MSc course will combine academic excellence with the extensive up-to-date industrial experience of TWI's experts across the many and varied disciplines that are essential to structural integrity. Student mix Students who enrol come from a variety of difference backgrounds. Many have specific careers in mind, or are already practising structural integrity engineers working in oil and gas/power generation sectors. This mix of experience creates an extremely valuable learning environment and is one of the unique aspects of this industry led programme. Location Located in a purpose built building adjacent to the headquarters of TWI Ltd (The Welding Institute), this specialist, off-campus programme is solely delivered at Granta Park, Cambridge, where you will work alongside leading academics and industrial experts who are at the forefront of structural integrity research. Travelling to Granta Park is convenient, as a daily, direct shuttle bus to Cambridge means that students also have the benefits of living in Cambridge, a compact cosmopolitan city that caters well for students with a host of sporting, cultural and social events. Take a look at Mill Road – described as the Islington of Cambridge and its surrounding area which is one of the hubs of student night life. Another advantage is close proximity to London, 45 minutes by train, in addition to easy access to the major airports and road links to the rest of the country. Excellent facilities The bespoke teaching, research and experimental facilities are outstanding; with state of the art equipment available to support a variety of research topics specified by our industrial partners and includes: Industry standard commercial software including Simulia ABAQUS, MATLAB and industry standard software developed by TWI, including CrackWISE (fracture and fatigue assessment procedures (BS 7910) for engineering critical assessment and IntegriWISE (Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment software for evaluating the integrity of ageing pipework, pipelines, storage tanks, boilers, pressure vessels and high temperature equipment. Access to joint facilities across Brunel University London and TWI, which allows component and full scale testing, which includes mechanical and fatigue testing under different environmental conditions, NDT inspection, together with access to 4D tomography and microscopy facilities. Access to onsite, dedicated High Performance Computing facility, which permits large scale computational research projects to be performed. Combined access to Brunel and TWI library resources, which includes the latest publications, staff journal papers and the latest design codes and standards developed by TWI. Accreditation The MSc in Structural Integrity is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, as satisfying part of the further learning requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Accreditation is also pending with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Careers Our graduates have gone on to work for industrial companies, research and consultancy organisations including NSRIC, TWI Ltd, Mott McDonald, PTT Global Chemical Company and Network Rail, taking up positions not only in the UK, but across the world. As industry ready engineers, recent graduates of this MSc are in high demand and have been successful in gaining employment in: Oil and Gas Industry Engineering Consultancies Asset Management Research Organisations Academic Institutions If your interests lie in research, former graduates have gone on to pursue PhDs either at Brunel University London, or at other academic institutions in the UK and Europe. Entry Criteria 2016/17 You will need the following: A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in engineering, science or technology discipline. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy – Technologies and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Energy management using sustainable technologies and implementation of environmental initiatives play a rapidly increasing role in many public organisations and industry. [+]

Energy management using sustainable technologies and implementation of environmental initiatives play a rapidly increasing role in many public organisations and industry. There is an urgent need for trained personnel to advise, implement and deliver strategies and management for sustainable practices. This programme empowers graduates with a sound knowledge of sustainable technologies and skills for effective energy management with regard for environmental protection. It will enable them to create new opportunities for their employers by bringing an appreciation for current research into industrial use. Building Services Engineering courses awarded the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Aims This programme will give graduates the sound knowledge and skills required for effective energy management and environmental protection. Students will develop themes of expertise facilitated by an MSc project and dissertation, which also provides a useful introduction to students thinking of embarking on a doctoral research degree. Links with industry are a key element of the programme, including guest speakers from various industry sectors. Award-winning, accredited courses Brunel’s Building Services Engineering courses have received the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. Brunel offers a number of MSc courses in mechanical engineering, all accredited by professional institutes as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Accrediting professional institutes vary by course and include the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Excellent facilities We have extensive and well-equipped laboratories, particular areas of strength being in fluid and biofluid mechanics, IC engines, vibrations, building service engineering, and structural testing. Our computing facilities are diverse and are readily available to all students. The University is fully networked with both Sun workstations and PCs. Advanced software is available for finite and boundary element modelling of structures, finite volume modelling of flows, and for the simulation of varied control systems, flow machines, combustion engines, suspensions, built environment, and other systems of interest to the research groups. World-class research Teaching in the courses is underpinned by research activities in aerospace engineering, automotive/motorsport engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, and energy & environment. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations and patents, and have links with a wide range of institutions both within and outside the UK. The discipline benefits from research collaboration with numerous outside organisations including major oil companies, vehicle manufacturers, and other leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. We have links with at least six teaching hospitals and work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Italy and the US. Accreditation Sustainable Energy : Technologies and Management MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), and The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Additionally we are seeking reaccreditation with the Energy Institute as appropriate additional academic study (further learning) for those seeking to become qualified to register as Chartered Engineers (CEng). Careers The course fully prepares you for work in the energy field where environmental and their management is a consideration. It is expected that graduates will be attracted by environmental consultancies, energy agencies and facilities managers such as county councils within their energy and environmental management departments. This course builds on our successful MSc in Building Services Engineering and Building Services Engineering Management. Former full-time recent graduates now work in building services and construction related consultancies such as Hoare Lea, WSP Group, Faber Maunsel and Hilson Moran. The course also prepares you to carry out related academic research. A number of students have stayed on to carry out a PhD at Brunel University London – on average one student per year is offered a PhD position. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Water Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The global shortage of qualified civil engineers includes specialists in water engineering and this MSc programme helps redress this imbalance by providing graduates with an advanced knowledge and skill base to equip them for senior industry roles. [+]

The global shortage of qualified civil engineers includes specialists in water engineering and this MSc programme helps redress this imbalance by providing graduates with an advanced knowledge and skill base to equip them for senior industry roles. Brunel’s MSc in Water Engineering is unique in providing specialist knowledge on the critical sub-topics of water and wastewater management and engineering, desalination systems, building water services engineering, industrial waste water management, and water in health care. The programme demonstrates the links between theory and practice by including input from our industrial partners and through site visits. This is a key aspect for establishing a competitive and high added value course that provides adequate links with industry. Features of the course include: Students’ skills in gathering and understanding complex information from a variety of sources (including engineering, scientific and socio-economic information) will be developed in an advanced research methods module. Issues relating to risk and health and safety will be introduced in the research methods module and built on in specialist modules. Generic modules in financial and project management will underpin specialist modules focusing on water engineering topics. Real problem-solving examples – starting from basic principles, to the identified problem, the solution, the implementation process and was implemented and the end result. Real case studies – demonstrating how environmental and economic sustainability is considered within civil engineering, particularly in water resources management. Aims Problems associated with water resources, access, distribution and quality are amongst the most important global issues in this century. Water quality and scarcity issues are being exacerbated by rising populations, economic growth and climate change*. Brunel's programme in Water Engineering aims to develop world class and leading edge experts on water sustainability who are able to tackle the industry’s complex challenges at a senior level. During the programme you will also learn about the development and application of models that estimate the carbon and water footprint within the energy and food sector. The MSc is delivered by experienced industry professionals who bring significant practical experience to the course – and the University’s complete suite of engineering facilities and world-class research experience are set up for development and engineering of advanced systems, testing a variety of processes, designs and software tools. *Recent figures indicate that 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water, while 2.6 billion do not have adequate sanitation (source: WHO/UNICEF 2005). Special Features Extensive facilities: Students can make the most of laboratory facilities which are extensive, modern and well equipped. We have recently made a major investment in our Joseph Bazalgette Laboratories which includes hydraulic testing laboratory equipment and facilities such as our open channel flow flumes. Personal tutors Although we recruit a large number of highly qualified students to our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees each year, we don’t forget that you are an individual. From the beginning of your time here, you are allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through academic and pastoral issues. World-class research The College is 'research intensive' – most of our academics are actively involved in cutting-edge research. Much of this research is undertaken with collaborators outside the University, including construction companies, water utilities, and other leading industrial firms. We work with universities in China, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Denmark and Japan. This research is fed directly into our courses, providing a challenging investigative culture and ensuring that you are exposed to up-to-date and relevant material throughout your time at Brunel. Strong industry links We have excellent links with business and industry in the UK and overseas. This means: Your degree is designed to meet the needs of industry and the marketplace. The latest developments in the commercial world feed into your course. You have greater choice and quality of professional placements. We have more contacts to help you find a job when you graduate. Accreditation This course has been designed in close consultation with the industry and is accredited as a designated 'technical' MSc degree by the Join Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM is made up of Institution of Highways and Transport and the Institution of Highway Engineeres respectively. This means this course provides Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer who holds a CEng accredited first degree (full JBM listing of accredited degrees). As a designated ‘technical’ MSc, it will also allow suitable holders of an IEng accredited first degree to meet the educational base for a Chartered Engineer. Employability The Water Engineering Sector offers a range of career opportunities in the fields of water distribution, treatment and management, wastewater treatment, collection and management, hydrology, flood management, monitoring of water bodies, integrated water resources management and other areas. The program will allow candidates to pursue a successful and prestigious career within the water industry. Potential employers include public and private water utilities responsible for water and sewage management, Environmental Agencies, environmental and water engineering consulting firms, academic positions in water related topics, construction companies carrying out water engineering works, government departments and agencies related to environmental issues. The most prominent example of a large Water related work is the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Once they MSc students have completed their studies they can choose whether to apply for work or continue they studies in a prestigious PhD program. The water cycle is large and diverse offering a range of employment opportunities staring from water abstraction up to wastewater treatment and reclaimed water reuse. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering, science or technology discipline. Other qualifications and subjects (including but not limited to mathematics, computer sciences, architecture, environmental sciences) will be considered with a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience and assessed on an individual basis. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MSc Wireless Communication Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The evolution of wireless communication systems and networks in recent years has been accelerating at an extraordinary pace and become an essential part of modern lifestyle requirements. [+]

The evolution of wireless communication systems and networks in recent years has been accelerating at an extraordinary pace and become an essential part of modern lifestyle requirements. The effects of this trend has seen a growing overlap between the network and communication industries, from component fabrication to system integration, and the development of integrated systems that transmit and process all types of data and information. This distinctive course, developed with the support of industry, aims to develop a detailed technical knowledge of current practice in wireless systems and networks. You will study the fundamentals of wireless communication systems and the latest innovations in this field. You will study the fundamentals of wireless communication systems and the latest industry innovations and needs. The MSc programme incorporates theory and practice and covers all aspects of a modern communication system ranging from RF components, digital signal processing, network technologies and wireless security and examines new wireless standards. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Aims The sharp increase in the use of smartphones, machine to machine communication systems (M2m), sensor netowrks, digital broadcasting networks and smart grid systems have brought tremendous technological growth in this field. It has become a global phenomenon that presently outstrips the ability of commercial organisations to recruit personnel equipped with the necessary blend of technical and managerial skills who can initiate and manage the introduction of the new emerging technologies in networks and wireless systems. By studying Wireless Communications Systems at Brunel, you will be equipped with the advanced technical and professional skills you need for a successful career either in industry or leading edge research in wireless communication systems. Special Features The course is taught by academics who are experts in their fields and have strong collaborative links with industry and other international research organisations. Some well-known textbooks in this area are authored by members of the course team. The course is fully supported with computing and modern, well-equipped RF laboratories. As a student you will enjoy working on the latest and advanced equipment. Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel supports a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students: Media Communications Wireless Networks and Communications Power Systems Electronic Systems Sensors and Instrumentation. Our portfolio of research contracts totals £7.5 million, and we’ve strong links with industry. Prizes Rohde and Schwartz best in RF Prize Criteria for award: Best overall PG student on MSc Wireless Communications Systems with a relevant RF dissertation Composition of prize: RF books and Certificate Accreditation The MSc in Wireless Communications Systems is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Careers With telecoms companies such as T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone and O2, making their largest profits from mobile and fixed networks, the flourishing marketplace has created high demand for trained, skilled engineers. The connectionless office, flexible working practices, the continuing trend of convergence of services and networks are all creating growing opportunities for comms engineers specialising in: Radio and network planning for mobile and broadcasting networks Wireless security applications Satellite and GPS networks Mobility management in mobile networks Smart communication systems in smart grids Wireless sensor networks Radio over fibre networks DSP hardware/software and device drivers development for communication systems Wireless healthcare applications Machine to machine communication applications. 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. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering; Physics; Maths or Computer Science. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MA

MA Design and Branding Strategy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This MA prepares students from design and other creative disciplines to apply their knowledge and skills in the branding domain. [+]

This MA prepares students from design and other creative disciplines to apply their knowledge and skills in the branding domain. The course develops your high-level skills and creative thinking, helping you learn how to clearly communicate strategies for successful brand building, futures forecasting and change management. During the course you will also gain valuable industry insight from design and branding professionals who are part of Brunel’s extensive network of industry contacts. You will complete an individual design project, supported by personal supervision, and complete a final year dissertation on your specialist subject of choice. Aims All organisations use design, but few master its use strategically. This course provides the skills and knowledge to students wishing to enter this exciting and rewarding field of endeavour. We were one of the first Masters programmes, globally, that sought to explain the relationship between branding and design and the importance of applying a strategic approach using design thinking, design methods and process. Today we remain a unique course internationally and attract students from all over the world, from different creative and design backgrounds, both with one purpose - to become masters of design strategy. By the time you graduate you will be equipped to: effectively apply design to create and deliver innovative brand propositions creatively communicate brand values and deliver brand experiencein engaging and meaningful ways through a combination of tangible and intangle design demonstrate expertise in your chosen specialism in exciting fields, such as branding for the collaborative economy critically evaluate the roles and potential benefits of design in brand strategies show personal initiative in addressing challenging issues that are relevant to the design industry. Special Features Brazilian week - We host an annual visit from top Brazilian designers, with joint activities organised with Brunel students. It’s an extremely exciting and rewarding experience for both our students and visitors. Eminent speakers - Every year, our ‘Design Futures’ event offers students the chance to use their research to find design-based solutions to issues facing the world. Design Futures also features eminent guest speakers from all aspects of the design profession, who offer their views on the future of design and its role in meeting global challenges. Industry and professional focus: London is arguably the most important design and creative capital in the world. Brunel Masters plays a key part in this vibrant landscape. Consequently students leave with a realistic and cutting edge set of skills and knowledge. A world renowned consultancy has praised Brunel design graduates for their ability to ‘hit the ground running’ – meaning they start work understanding modern branding and are able to immediately contribute to strategic thinking within a company. International flavour: Our MA Design courses draw a truly international mix of students, creating a diverse pool of creative talent at Brunel that attracts employers. Employability The MA Design courses at Brunel have established links with industry. Every year the MA Team run a Design Futures module, which gives students a chance to explore future trends and scenarios, and to use research in order to find design-based solutions to issues facing the world. As part of this initiative they invite eminent guest speakers from all aspects of the design profession to come to Brunel and give the students their views of the future, and the role that design will play in meeting global challenges. Speakers in recent years have included Sir Terence Conran, Sir George Cox, Lord Michael Bichard and Wally Olins, to name a few. The MA Design staff also work closely with several branding and innovation consultancies, for instance, Design Bridge, NewEdge and Jane Wentworth Associates. The course also has a good relationship with trade association organisations such as Design Business Association (DBA). Working closely with these organisations has resulted in student projects, internships/work placements and also graduate employment positions. In the words of one of our close partner consultancies, ‘We choose Brunel Masters students because they hit the ground running’. Our approach is to blend academic research and theory with sound practitioner expertise both in terms of our teaching team and our invited guest speakers. We believe our graduates are highly skilled and well-motivated enough to make a meaningful creative and strategic contribution to any business from their first day. This might explain why many of our alumni now work for some of the world’s leading consultancies including Saffron, New Edge, Design Bridge, Imagination & Seymour Powell, as well as ‘blue-chip’ companies such as Lenovo, Samsung, British Airways, The Virgin Group, Dyson & HSBC amongst others. Some like Brunel so much they elect to stay on with us for a few more years and study design research for their PhD. Careers MA graduates hold positions in some of the world’s most prestigious agencies and organisations: Saffron, Imagination, Interbrand, The Brand Union, Sapient Nitro, Macmillan Cancer, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Instituto Ethos, LG Electronics, LBi Australia, Flamingo, Asus, Point-Blank International, ebay, Yahoo, ICC Lowe Zurich, The Brand Team, John Lewis, Modern Atlanta, Brabantia, Nokia, Hexagon, Bentley Motors, Weber Shandwick, BBH London, CIA Inc, Kohler Mira, Nasty Gal, Saudi Aramco, Nestle Korea, JKR, Virgo Communications Inc (Caribbean), LinkedIn, Rufus Leonard, WPR Beauty Spa Cosmetic, ihandmade.cn, Huawei, Amazon, BBC 3, Orange, Axiom, Samsung, Rapp Collins Athens, Cheil worldwide, Shiseido, Barnardo's, FutureBrand, Unilever, Leo Burnett, Kempinski Hotels, Alibaba.com, Truphone, Nike Colombia. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a design or a closely related creative discipline. Other subjects with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

MA Design Strategy and Innovation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. [+]

This unique international, multi-disciplinary course will develop design managers and leaders as catalysts for strategic innovation and change. The programme comprises compulsory modules of theoretical and analytical topics in areas such as innovation, creativity, team-working and leadership. Special features include analytical design exercises, multimedia educational material, research methods, case studies, design audits and international placements. The aim of the course is to create closer links between design and industry and to widen the horizons of design management students, enabling you to make informed reference to the world beyond design – to users, the market, new technology, economics, politics, law and the global environment. Aims All organisations use design, but few master its use strategically. This course provides the skills and knowledge to students wishing to enter this exciting and rewarding field of endeavour. This innovative course was one of the first Master’s programmes - globally - that sought to explain the relationship between innovation and design and the importance of applying a strategic approach using design thinking, design methods and process. Today we remain a unique course internationally and attract students from all over the world, from different creative and design backgrounds, both with one purpose…to become masters of design strategy. By the time you graduate you will be equipped to: apply thinking, design methods and process to identify opportunities for innovation and drive changes in commercial, public and/or no-for-profit organisations explore how strategic design could be used to deliver a whole spectrum of innovation ranging from an innovative business model right through to new products/services show expertise in your chosen specialism in exciting fields, such as social innovation critically evaluate the relationship of design, creativity, innovation and enabling technologies demonstrate personal initiative in addressing challenging issues relevant to industry and other organisations and /or the design profession. Special Features 'Rich Design' - This is a term we use to describe the many extracurricular activities on offer for Design and Branding students at Brunel. The programme varies each year - here are few events from recent years: Made in Brunel ‘Masters 2025’ mega workshop event Competitions sponsored by BT, KFC, Heathrow Airport, Crown Packaging Presenting at Innovation Workshop for major supermarket brands Facilitators for University / Industry Digital Event L*unchBox Workshop in France (started in 2008) Co-Innovate sponsored presentations to industry groups from Korea, Brazil and elsewhere Participants in ‘international brand research’ led by major brand group Internships Industry and University Research workshops (participants/facilitators). Brazilian week - We host an annual visit from top Brazilian designers, with joint activities organised with Brunel students. It’s an extremely exciting and rewarding experience for both our students and visitors. Design consultancies - Many design staff at Brunel are practicing design consultants in their own right, and also work closely with several design consultancies, including Design Bridge. an international brand design agency. This has resulted not only in this company participating in Design Futures, but offering student projects, internships and also graduate employment positions. Eminent speakers - Every year, our ‘Design Futures’ event offers students the chance to use their research to find design-based solutions to issues facing the world. Design Futures also features eminent guest speakers from all aspects of the design profession, who offer their views on the future of design and its role in meeting global challenges. Industry and professional focus: London is arguably the most important design and creative capital in the world. Brunel Masters plays a key part in this vibrant landscape. Consequently students leave with a realistic and cutting edge set of skills and knowledge. A world renowned consultancy has praised Brunel design graduates for their ability to ‘hit the ground running’ – meaning they start work understanding modern branding and are able to immediately contribute to strategic thinking within a company. International flavour: Our MA Design courses draw a truly international mix of students, creating a diverse pool of creative talent at Brunel that attracts employers. Employability In the words of one of our close partner consultancies – ‘We choose Brunel Masters students because they hit the ground running’. Our approach is to blend academic research and theory with sound practitioner expertise both in terms of our teaching team and our invited guest speakers. We believe our graduates are highly skilled and well-motivated enough to make a meaningful creative and strategic contribution to any business from their first day. Careers MA graduates hold positions in some of the world’s most prestigious agencies and organisations including: Saffron, Imagination, Interbrand, The Brand Union, Sapient Nitro, Macmillan Cancer, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Instituto Ethos, LG Electronics, LBi Australia, Flamingo, Asus, Point-Blank International, ebay, Yahoo, ICC Lowe Zurich, The Brand Team, John Lewis, Modern Atlanta, Brabantia, Nokia, Hexagon, Bentley Motors, Weber Shandwick, BBH London, CIA Inc, Kohler Mira, Nasty Gal, Saudi Aramco, Nestle Korea, JKR, Virgo Communications Inc (Caribbean), LinkedIn, Rufus Leonard, WPR Beauty Spa Cosmetic, ihandmade.cn, Huawei, Amazon, BBC 3, Orange, Axiom, Samsung, Rapp Collins Athens, Cheil worldwide, Shiseido, Barnardo's, FutureBrand, Unilever, Leo Burnett, Kempinski Hotels, Alibaba.com, Truphone, Nike Colombia Work Placements Our students have completed placements and design audits with following major companies and corporations: Grange, Wolff DIms, British Airways, Xerox Europe, HSBC Bank, Black and Decker, IDEG and Hasbro UK. This might explain why many of our alumni now work for some of the world’s leading consultancies including Saffron, New Edge, Design Bridge, Imagination and Seymour Powell, as well as ‘blue-chip’ companies such as Lenovo, Samsung, British Airways, The Virgin Group, Dyson and HSBC amongst others. Some like Brunel so much they elect to stay on with us for a few more years and study design research for their PhD. Entry Criteria 2016/17 A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a design or a closely related creative discipline. Other subjects with relevant work experience will be assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) [-]

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