Designing Your Future in Engineering

Designing Your Future in Engineering

Brunel University London

Brunel University London is named after the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  In the 100 years up to 1860 he was one of a small group of engineers who brought about the Industrial Revolution.  Brunel, perhaps, was the most prodigious of them all and many of his works, which challenged and inspired his colleagues during this period, survive today.  The Headstart course at Brunel will challenge and inspire you to focus on the varying subject areas of Engineering and Design offered by Brunel University London and will help you choose which discipline would be right for you.  The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences is made up of Mechanical Engineering, Electronic & Computer Engineering, Design, Civil Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering (postgraduate only).

This broad mix of dynamic courses offers a taste of a wide range of engineering and design disciplines that are available at Brunel.  You will also meet a good  section of academic staff.  Your time at Brunel will give you chance to experience undergraduate lectures and workshops to give you a taste of academic life.

What’s it all about?

Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise Engineering (AMEE) has highly-rated research and teaching expertise.  Civil Engineering at Brunel University London brings together the long tradition of the subject and cutting edge innovation.  Teaching is underpinned by international standard research, with an underlying theme of sustainability.  Brunel’s Design degrees are some of the most renowned and respected in Europe and are historically amongst the highest rated for product and industrial design in all the major UK league tables.  Our graduates and students have won many national and international design awards and we have the second most satisfied design students in the UK.  One of the largest subject areas in the University, Electronic & Computer Engineering, has an extensive research portfolio, combined with high-quality teaching and resources resulting in strong research links with industry and an excellent record of employment amongst our graduates.  Mechanical Engineering at Brunel has an excellent track record and an international reputation for research.  Numerous outside organisations collaborate with the School including teaching hospitals, governmental laboratories and a range of companies.

What will I be doing?

You will be staying in Halls and experiencing life as an Undergraduate, exploring the campus and have the opportunity to use the excellent sports facilities.  During the day there will be lectures and hands on projects to work on.  There will be talks from industrialists and students who are currently in the midst of their courses and able to give you a student’s view of life at Brunel.

Would this course suit me?

This course would suit you if you are interested in Engineering & Design but have not yet decided which area of Engineering/Design is for you.  You will be able to learn exactly what is available to you and find something that really interests you even if it was not your original plan.  The University is very cosmopolitan and only forty minutes away from the centre of London but far enough away so you do not pay the inner city prices.

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, July 5, 2019 - 12:00
(3 nights residential). Please note these are provisional dates only which will be confirmed in due course.