Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

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Blue sky thinking: new Brighton degree option will let students learn to fly

A new aeronautics degree option at University of Brighton will truly encourage blue sky thinking by giving students the chance of learning to fly. Starting this September, the University has teamed up with FTA Global Flight School at Brighton City (Shoreham) Airport to provide a Private Pilot Studies option on both its BEng (Hons) Aeronautical…

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Challenge to design, build and fire a water rocket

To kick start a project to design and build a water rocket, our first-year engineering students took a trip to Wild Park to see some live test firing. With some final year students helping lecturers to lead the session, it was a great opportunity for the project students to see different water rocket designs in…

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Smiling photo of Gerard Assoumou engineering student

Investigating a sustainable technology solution to help reduce global warming

Gerard Assoumou is part of one of the project teams working in the STEP lab. The project is the major team project, part of his final year Aeronautical Engineering MEng studies. Gerard tells us how he got involved in STEP lab and what the project he is working on is all about, as well as…

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Engineering offers flexibility, innovation and fresh ideas

Second year mechanical engineering student George Diamantopoulos has recently joined the STEP lab. In his first post for the blog he tells us about engineering at Brighton and how he get involved with STEP lab. We’ll find out more about his project and what he enjoys about student life at Brighton next time. I chose…

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Two students testing model car in a wind tunnel

Come and visit us on 23 March

Our in-person applicant’s events are held on campus and are for offer holders and applicants whose course involves portfolio review. You can book your place now. Wednesday 23 March: Moulsecoomb campus After you have booked, we’ll send you details of how to get here and ensure you know about any COVID-19 restrictions.

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Engineering students STEP into sustainable technology projects

Engineering students have created a supportive community to help each other to improve and build the skills they’ll need to be ready for their future engineering career. Welcome to STEP lab (Sustainable Technology and Engineering Projects). This exciting, collaborative, project-based way of working is open to all of our engineering students. Led by the students…

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A flying visit for our aeronautical engineering students

Our aeronautical engineering students enjoyed a flying visit to a professional aviation pilot training centre recently! FTA Global, based locally at Shoreham Airport, talked students from across all aeronautical engineering year groups about routes to becoming a private pilot, or even a professional career pilot as an option after completing their aeronautical engineering studies. The…

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Are you looking for a STEM placement year or summer internship for 2022?

The STEM Placement & Internship Team are here to help! We advertise lots of fantastic paid opportunities for STEM students and we’re here to help you every step of the way! You’ll find all the latest roles by logging on to Careers Connect We support you with: Finding what you want to apply for Writing…

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Placement opportunities with Focusrite

More people record and listen to their productions through Focusrite than any other interface brand. Their eight brands; Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio and Ampify Music, come together around a common mission to remove barriers to creativity. And Focusrite are looking for students to join them for a year-long…

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A new wind turbine design developed remotely

Five students from electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, have developed a new design for a radical vertical axis wind turbine, despite lockdown and two of them working remotely from across the world. The group developed a series of scaled prototypes and finally were able to test them in our wind-tunnel as well as outside in…

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