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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Programs

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MA

MA Design and Branding Strategy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 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... [-]

MA Design Strategy and Innovation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc

MSc Advanced Engineering Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Advanced Multimedia Design and 3D Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Computer Communication Networks

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Data Science and Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Distributed Computing Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc in Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]

MSc in Digital Service Design

Campus Full time September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Information Systems Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Integrated Product Design

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Project and Infrastructure Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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,... [-]

MSc Structural Integrity

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy – Technologies and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Water Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

MSc Wireless Communication Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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... [-]

Master

MSc Business Systems Integration (with SAP Technology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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... [-]