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School of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

MEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

This course is for those who want to become design engineers in the Automotive industry, to undertake the challenges of modern vehicle design and work in industry as part of teams generating the next phase of road vehicles.

This course is for those who want to become design engineers in the Automotive industry, to undertake the challenges of modern vehicle design and work in industry as part of teams generating the next phase of road vehicles.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H335
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

This course is for those who want to become design engineers in the Automotive industry, to undertake the challenges of modern vehicle design and work in industry as part of teams generating the next phase of road vehicles. As such the course consists of all the necessary elements to ensure its graduates are prepared for the various roles of the modern automotive engineer. Modern production technologies and conceptual design feature highly to promote an innovative design ethos, which will go towards fulfilling the increasingly regulated world of global vehicle design along with an understanding of legal requirements. Fuel efficiency is an area of increasing scrutiny in the consideration of new vehicles and can be achieved by a number of factors, including conceptual engine design, use of hybrid and renewable energies and the streamlining of vehicle aerodynamics, all of which feature heavily on this new bespoke course, designed to meet current and future needs.

What happens on the course?

All of our degrees have a common first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects before deciding on the course you wish to follow. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year you will extend your knowledge of automotive subjects including Control Systems, Thermodynamics and Fluids, Mechanics including vibration and stress analysis; create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a 3D CAD package. You will also study Engineering Management and learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement in industry, improving your employment prospects and forming part of your professional development as a Chartered Engineer.

In your third year you will complete an individual project, extend your specialist automotive knowledge, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

In your final year you will learn subjects including advanced Automotive Systems, and Finite Element Analysis. You will apply these as part of a team engaged in a complex group project.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The combination of engineering skills, design capability, and management provides graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world. Automotive Systems engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, test, systems, product development, performance and development engineering, automotive component, and design engineering. They go on to co-ordinate product, process and system design; and manage technical projects in a wide range of technical environments.

 
Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.
 
The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

 
·       generate creative solutions to automotive systems engineering problems, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation
 
·       effectively research unfamiliar subject areas in mechanical engineering and cognate disciplines, and thereby propose and evaluate a broad range of solutions to engineering problems
 
·       select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of automotive engineering systems
 
·       lead teams of engineers effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues
 
·       select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results
 
·       relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable automotive engineering products and systems

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

  • 104 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BCC to include Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject)  or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject) grade DMM
  • Access to HE (Engineering/Technology/Mathematics/Science subjects will be considered):  45 credits - 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

 

“We were being taught by people undertaking research and publishing papers with Red Bull Racing. It’s exciting to know the research of the lecturer marking our assignments could be effecting the results of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. ”

 

Nav Davani

 

Automotive Systems Engineering

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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