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Automotive Engineering

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UCAS code:
H330
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
9 September 2019
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Our Automotive Engineering degree offers students the chance to work with suppliers, manufacturers, and specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Our Automotive Engineering degree has always been popular with students. Now, we give you the opportunity to either study to BEng (Hons), or complete our new integrated MEng course.

Both courses focus on mechanical engineering aspects of the automotive field. If you want to work with suppliers, manufacturers and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors - with companies such as Bentley, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and JCB - either course could meet your goals.

Our facilities include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and Ricardo WAVE engine simulation and analysis software. We also have strong work placement links, so you’ll gain valuable experience as part of your study.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MEng Automotive Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

Course content

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

The BEng (Hons) degree enables you to develop an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, some of it at the current boundaries of your chosen discipline.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

The BEng (Hons) degree enables you to develop an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, some of it at the current boundaries of your chosen discipline.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

The BEng (Hons) degree enables you to develop an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, some of it at the current boundaries of your chosen discipline.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

The BEng (Hons) degree enables you to develop an understanding of a complex body of knowledge, some of it at the current boundaries of your chosen discipline.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 128 points 
  • A levels*: ABB, BBC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DDM in an Engineering discipline 

*A level applicants must have an A level pass in Mathematics, Physics or an Engineering-related subject for both BEng and MEng.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Automotive Engineering degree work with manufacturers, tier one and tier two suppliers, and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Many now work for companies such as Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Cummins and JCB. Others have continued their studies with a taught postgraduate MSc degree or an MPhil or PhD.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. 

Debi Roberts
Debi RobertsCourse Leader

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical).

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For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 9 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Our students

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Zach Lowe
Automotive Engineering Student

Tutors always explain how and why the skills we’re learning will apply in the real world. It’s made very clear which specialist skills and knowledge employers look for, so we know what’s valuable to employers and work hard to upskill. There’s also a placements team who work with first year students like me, so we can be ahead of the game when it comes to getting a placement in the second year.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BEng (Hons)
Full-time
9 September 2019

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If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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