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Automotive Engineering

MSc

Design and analysis

Use the latest technology for the automotive industry

Specialist workshops

The latest industry standard software and hardware

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Choose another study option
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
14 September 2020
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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

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

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

Course content

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. 

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. 

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. 

Modules

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.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Advanced Materials And Quality 15 credits
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics 15 credits
Automotive Propulsion Systems 15 credits
Engineering Design And Manufacture 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
Structural Analysis 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
There are no compulsory modules for this year.
Show 1 optional module

Modules

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.

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

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

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

Facilities

Careers

After completing the Automotive Engineering MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following areas:

  • Vehicle manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Design and test laboratories
  • Automotive component suppliers
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Fuel and oil companies
  • Motorsports teams
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Maintenance   

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion with a good performance, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

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:   

  • Work with others on group work   
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently   

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. 

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:   

  • Work with others on group work   
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently   

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. 

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:   

  • Work with others on group work   
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently   

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. 

Assessment

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. 

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. 

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. 

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

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.

Feedback

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.

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.

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.

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,085 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,500 per course

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,015 per year of study

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.

Alumni discount

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.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time
14 September 2020

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