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Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering MSc

Brunel University London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Delivered near Cambridge at the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), Brunel's unique Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering MSc focuses on preparing you to design and analyse advanced lightweight structures to support carbon reduction targets for transportation, offshore, marine and defence sectors.

In reducing structural weight, it is essential not to compromise safety, as structural integrity and impact response under extreme loading become key design drivers.

As new simulation and material technologies emerge, there is a continuing need for CAE specialists to competently work across several engineering disciplines. With over 15 years' experience providing graduates to industry, including: Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce, this postgraduate engineering degree programme targets two key areas:

Firstly, understanding the linear and non-linear material and structural response over different operating conditions, which may include large or rapid deformation, failure (static and transient), and high strain rate loading (inertial effects, wave propagation and shockwaves).

Careers and your future

Brunel's lightweight structures and impact engineering degree will equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills required by leading employers in the transportation, offshore and defence sectors. Your training in advanced simulation across different operating conditions is highly desirable.

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Brunel University London

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  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 57 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.58 72%



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