If you have a passion for cars, an enthusiasm for engineering and design, together with excellent maths and IT skills, then this course could help you make a real difference in this vital industry. Successful graduates of Automotive Engineering should be able to apply their comprehensive understanding of vehicle engineering in a wide variety of roles in the automotive industry and beyond.
- Focusing on how engineering is used in automotive applications, this course provides you with the opportunity to qualify either at Bachelor level, or if you choose to follow the MEng pathway, at master’s degree level. The MEng route could be ideal for those seeking leadership positions in the development of new technologies and design of future vehicles.
- This MEng/BEng in Automotive Engineering aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of automotive engineering and develop knowledge, skills and expertise that can be applied to the engineering sector.
- The educational experience also aims to develop your intellectual and personal skills, and give you the capability to undertake a practical research study and publish results.
- Opportunity to participate in field trips* which have previously included observing crash tests at the GM Milford proving site and a tour of the Ford F150 factory in Detroit, USA.
- On and off site access to commercial engineering software, such as 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multibody Systems for design and simulation, as well as the opportunity for training in industry-standard Catia, HyperWorks, STAR-CCM+ and SIMPACK software.
- You will be taught by current academics with wide ranging experience in the automotive fields. Our current academics are actively involved in commercial and academic research, whose expertise could further-enrich your learning and enhance your understanding of the challenges facing engineers today. (Please note staff subject to change)
- You will benefit from access to modern facilities** and our current strong links with local industry, which aim to help ensure our course reflects current thinking, the latest technologies, design systems and testing processes.
- With current extensive links to well-known automotive companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Lotus
This course has a common first year In the first year, the curriculum is shared across related courses allowing you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline before going on, in the second and third years, to specialist modules in your chosen field. We want your degree to fit around you, so upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Automotive Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons) Year One Modules Mechanical Science – 20 credits Manufacturing Technology and Materials – 20 credits Engineering Design – 20 credits Engineering Application – 20 credits Engineering Mathematics – 20 credits Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles – 20 credits Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with design and sustainability, thermofluid mechanics, and analytical modelling, amongst others. Modules Vehicle Systems and Development – 20 credits Design and Sustainability – 20 credits Solid Mechanics and Dynamics – 20 credits Thermofluid Mechanics – 20 credits Analytical Modelling – 20 credits Engineering Management – 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from previous years. You will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with automotive product innovation, electrical vehicles, and material analysis, amongst others. Additional Year The fourth year allows you to build on your knowledge and experience and study subjects in more depth. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website
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All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.
English language requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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