MSc Automotive Engineering

  • The University has been running automotive degree courses for almost forty years and is very well-established within the automotive industry;
  • We have some 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students reading automotive engineering so are one of the largest providers of automotive engineering degree courses in the UK
  • We have excellent facilities in automotive engineering technology including in-house engine dyno facilities, a rolling road, a four-poster shaker rig and a Cruden driver in the loop vehicle simulator

About the course

This MSc in Automotive Engineering is specifically designed to enhance the employment and promotional opportunities of graduates in mechanical and automotive engineering. The programme considers in depth key areas of automotive technology. Its integrated design covers both the technological and management aspects of the motor industry. The programme aims to:

  • equip you with the theory and the practice of relevant materials, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for automotive design and manufacturing problems
  • provide the opportunity for you to use creativity and innovation in the application of technology to the development of the automobile
  • focus on the links between vehicle programmes and the supporting skills of project management
  • develop your skills and application experience through case studies and project work
  • enhance your prospects of professional employment within the industry

Why choose this course?

  • The University has been running automotive degree courses for almost forty years and is very well-established within the automotive industry;
  • We have some 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students reading automotive engineering so are one of the largest providers of automotive engineering degree courses in the UK;
  • We have excellent facilities in automotive engineering technology including in-house engine dyno facilities, a rolling road, a four poster shaker rig and a Cruden driver in the loop vehicle simulator

What will I study?

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's Canvas web based facility. Canvas allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussions with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School of Engineering and Technology has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School of Engineering and Technology also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Automotive Engineering course is accredited by RAes and IMechE and is accredited as meeting the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to and including, 2020. 

Careers

This programme is specifically designed to enhance employment and promotional opportunities for graduates in mechanical and automotive engineering. It offers you an overview of the automotive industry which will be invaluable in job applications and will help to fast-track your career in the new product introduction phase of the industry. Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent. You can expect to be employed in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major automotive companies in the UK or internationally.