Offering in-depth technical training, this course provides the professional accreditation you will need to begin your career as a practising automotive engineer. You will work closely with local automotive and motorsport companies, gaining experience of working on real-world solutions throughout. This course combines practical and theoretical study, and uses individual and group work to provide a thorough grounding in the essentials needed to enhance your career prospects in the exciting world of Automotive Engineering. You will begin by gaining the underpinning skills and knowledge needed to pursue specialisms later on, along with theoretical subjects like mathematics and engineering science, you will also get insight from a range of car manufacturers. In the second year there will be an emphasise on vehicle dynamics and chassis, vehicle electronics and controls. You will also attend practical sessions taking place in local automotive and motorsport companies to enhance your understanding of vehicle systems and take a closer look at high performance vehicles. Your technical and practical skills will be honed through study of engineering design and application, and vehicle development history, and study of new products and technologies will give you a thorough grounding before you move on to specialise from Year 2. In your third year you will focus on sustainable vehicle pertain systems including conventional combustion engines, hybrid electric and pure battery pertain systems. As you move through the course, you will benefit from practical sessions and have the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Formula Student Racing Car project or Shell Economic Car competition project. Foundation Year In the foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?
- Learn both technical skills and theoretical knowledge including engineering science, structural mechanics and dynamics.
- Study core disciplines and specialist advanced units including automotive systems and design as well as developing project management skills.
- Develop your skills using excellent industry-standard facilities including high-end equipment, machines and testing workspaces.
- Gain a qualification that will enhance your prospects of a fulfilling and exciting career in a wide range of engineering scenarios including car or motorbike motorsports.
- Challenge yourself to participate in exciting competitions, developing your individual and team working skills.
- Benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with local companies either on campus or in nearby company workshops.
Areas of study include:
- Engineering Design and Manufacture
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Software Development
- Mechanics and Heat Transfer
- Engineering Structure, Materials and Analysis
- Fluid Dynamics, Thermofluids and Modelling
- Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis Technology
- Vehicle Electronics and Control
- Automotive Systems and Design
- Research Methodologies and Project Management
- Vehicle Powertrain Technology
- Undergraduate Automotive Engineering Special Project
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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