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Use the latest technology for the automotive industry
The latest industry standard software and hardware
Our Automotive Engineering MSc will give you an in-depth insight into the key technological ideas that are driving automotive design and their practical application.
The course has been designed with industry partners. You’ll learn using the latest computer-based analysis and design techniques in the automotive industry. You’ll gain knowledge of a range of industry standard software and hardware.
Your understanding of the theoretical aspects of automotive engineering will be enhanced by practical application whether by virtual simulation or by working on real vehicles in our advanced automotive workshop.
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Automotive Engineering
You’ll take eight taught modules covering aspects of vehicle design, finite element analysis, advanced engine design, vehicle handling and aerodynamics.
You’ll choose a major personal project for the submission of a written thesis. The subject area can meet your career aspirations and interest.
Our £1.3m Smart Zone gives students access to the latest 3D printing, VR technology and more.
The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.
Module code: TRAN72000
Module code: ENGG71020
Module code: MECH71040
Module code: MECH71020
Module code: MECH71110
Module code: MECH71010
Module code: ENGG71010
Module code: ENGG71000
Module code: TRAN72010
Module code: FORE50315
Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.
If you don’t meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered if you satisfy the University that you can respond to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you’ll need to demonstrate that you’re fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required
Engineering is changing. Our new degrees will prepare you for industry 4.0.
For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.
Check our entry and English language requirements for your country.
A bustling centre of invention, innovation and creation. The Smart Zone houses dedicated workshop space, the latest in digital technology, and high-end computing facilities.
Packed with state-of-the-art software and hardware resources reflecting current trends in the development of engineering & technology subjects.
Mechanical Engineering resources include industry standard hardware and software. Our labs in Stoke are full of exciting equipment for you to use so that you can prepare yourself for the workplace when you graduate.
Our Laboratory contains 3 Dimensional scanning capability, Additive Manufacturing machines featuring PolyJet, FDM, 3DP processes, as well as Laser Engraving ability.
Find out more about the Smart Zone.
After completing the Automotive Engineering MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following areas:
Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion with a good performance, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.
We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.
For this course, you'll:
Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.
We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.
There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing. You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.
Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:
If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.
We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.
We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.
Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments. It will vary depending on your module choices.
As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.
For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:
If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.
If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees for any subsequent postgraduate taught course (terms apply, see the alumni discount page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 90 credits in your first year of study and the other 90 credits, in your second year of study. Following this pattern of study you will pay the same fee for each year of study.
If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.
Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.
The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.
Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.
The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.
Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.
Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project
Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.
For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation
Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning.
For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.
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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