Department Profile: Electronic and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Design
About the School and Brunel
The School of Engineering and Design is one of the largest and most successful engineering and design Schools in the UK, providing a wide range of exciting, forward-looking postgraduate courses. Recognised as a centre of excellence in engineering and design with a strong focus on modern science and technology, the School has an international reputation in research and prides itself on high quality teaching supported by excellent research facilities. The School's high reputation has led to extensive and close collaborative links with industry. These links at the dissertation stage for postgraduates have meant that the School's graduates are highly sought after as employees.
The School has 5 academic subject areas : Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering, Brunel Design, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Teaching and facilities were rated "excellent" in the last independent assessment. Facilities include modern, well-equipped engineering, design and computer laboratories, motorsport workshop and wind tunnels, and for the digital media courses, a broadcast TV studio. For students on the aviation, aeronautics and aerospace courses there is a state of the art flight simulator with a VTOL facility enabling the testing of project and design work in a practical setting.
Brunel Engineering and Design courses feature high in UK league tables. In The Guardian University Guide 2013 Design featured 2nd in the “Art and Design” category. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of research academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering research at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power.
Almost all the postgraduate taught courses enjoy professional accreditation and approval status with, for instance, the IET, the IMechE and CIBSE.
Teaching on the Building Services Engineering courses have also recently been commended. The courses received the Happold Brilliant Award for teaching excellence by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
The School has is a thriving student population with approximately 1600 undergraduate students, 1000 postgraduate taught students, 300 research students and fellows and 110 academic staff.
About the University
Brunel University was granted a Royal Charter in 1966, named after the famous Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the University enjoys a current student population of approximately 14,000.
Top London University established in last 50 years
Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years.
The first ever Times Higher Education (THE) “Top 100 Under 50” ranked the world’s newer universities by their performance across 13 indicators and five performance categories, including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income.
Brunel performed particularly well with regard to its international outlook, reaching 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 2nd in the UK. This performance category measures the international outlook of staff, students and research with Brunel scoring 90 out of a possible 100 points.
Award-winning Placement and Careers Service
Brunel University's Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) were named winners for the third year running at the National Placement and Internship Awards on Wednesday 18 January 2012.
The PCC picked up the award for Best University Placement/Careers Service, which celebrates the contributions made by Careers Services in helping students make the most of their work experience opportunities.
Oliver Sidwell, co-founder of Rate My Placement, the organisation which created the awards, praised the PCC's dedication to students' needs: "Alongside a university-wide commitment to improving employability, this one-stop-shop goes beyond the call of duty to develop innovative and forward-thinking ways to engage students and recruiters alike. Focusing on engaging students early through the publication of an employability guide, placement peer monitoring schemes and an effective use of social media and technology, the judges were amazed by the quantity of initiatives developed by this department."
Brunel is excellently situated 17 miles to the west of Central London and enjoys easy access to the city centre (1 hour on the underground Metropolitan line from the nearest town Uxbridge). The University is close to the London Heathrow Airport (20 minutes by car) and has close motorway links to the rest of the UK (within 15 minutes you have access to the M25, the M40 and the M4.) where you might travel to all parts of the UK. At Brunel you have the best of all possible worlds.
Brunel University has an integrated campus where you can study, eat in the many restaurants, play sports, relax in the student union and finally rest, all within 7 minutes walk. Many universities cannot offer this integrated and safe campus atmosphere.
At Brunel you can enjoy almost any sport that you can imagine. Indeed we have been proud to be the host University to many world-class athletics and sportsmen and women in the last 5 years. In respect to sports, we have in the last two years invested millions on sporting facilities including a fitness centre and Olympic indoor running tracks, facilities that helped London secure the 2012 Olympic games. The Sunday Times said Brunel University had the best sporting facilities of all London Universities.
Postgraduate Open days
Scholarships – we have both academic excellence scholarships and international ambassador scholarships available for 2013 entry :
Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships for 2013 entry
International Scholarships for 2013 entry
A supportive global community
Brunel University is proud that we have students from over 115 overseas countries. Whilst studying at Brunel you can meet students from many different cultures and countries. We also have a dedicated Graduate School with excellent facilities for exclusive use of our many students
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- Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Advanced Multimedia Design and Three-Dimensional Technologies
- Computer Communication Networks
- Distributed Computing Systems Engineering
- Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering
- Electronic and Computer Engineering
- Sustainable Electrical Power
- Systems Engineering
- Wireless Communication Systems