You will study the basic principles that engineers use to turn design possibilities into real solutions to problems. You will learn how to use computer-based packages to produce your own design solutions, enabling you to build up a portfolio of work.
By the time you reach the final year you will have the skills to tackle a typical industry-based problem and produce a complete design solution, including computer models of how the solution will look, and how it will function and be manufactured.
Students have the chance to develop the skills needed to use and apply these packages creatively to produce designs customers want, by employing processes that return profits.
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules available may vary from those listed here. Most of the modules will be compulsory.
- IEng Engineering Mathematics & Modelling
- Design & Practice I
- Introduction to Materials
- Basic Dynamics
- Basic Stress Analysis
- Basic Thermodynamics
- Stress and Dynamic Systems
- Design & Practice II
- Control Technology
- Automotive Electronics
- Simulation of Thermal Systems
- Materials Engineering
- Engineering Project
- Management Ethics, Energy & Sustainability
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Sensors & Data Logging
- Sustainable Engineering
- Design of Machines
- Motorsport Engineering Technology
You will be encouraged to work in industry for one year, between the second and final years of the course. We have placement opportunities with local, national and international engineering companies and product manufacturing companies. These are advertised through our placement office where support and guidance in applying for placements is provided. The transport and living costs are covered by the students.
On returning to the University for their final year, the experience students have gained invariably improves their academic performance. We have an excellent record of graduates gaining full-time employment with the company hosting their industrial placement.
Sponsored students spend the year with their sponsoring company. Students who are not sponsored will be assisted by our full-time placements officer in finding a suitable placement.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your studies by:
- increasing your employability within an international market
- boosting your language skills
- building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- improving your knowledge of different cultures.
While on exchange, you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
There is also a European work placement programme which gives you the chance to work abroad as part of your study.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
As part of the course, first-year engineering students spend time in laboratories, for which protective equipment is mandatory. This typically costs £20-25, although you are able to use you own protective equipment, if suitable.