Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Automotive Engineering

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Course summary

With extensive links to well-known automotive companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Lotus, Coventry University has a long and prestigious automotive, transport and engineering heritage. You will benefit from our advanced facilities, reputation for teaching excellence in the engineering field and our strong links with local industry, which help to ensure our course reflects current thinking, the latest technologies, design systems and testing processes. Our suite of ‘Mechanical Engineering’ courses has been ranked 3rd in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019. You will be taught by academics with wide ranging experience in the automotive fields, who are actively involved in commercial and academic research, further enrichening your learning and enhancing your understanding of the challenges facing engineers today. Our Centre for Mobility and Transportation is conducting a range of exciting projects, looking at areas such as cybersecurity, vehicle dynamics, light weighting, advanced simulation, future concepts and crash protection. You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree. Key Course Benefits

  • Opportunity to participate in field trips which have included observing crash tests at the GM Milford site and a tour of the Ford F150 factory in Detroit, USA.
  • Study in our £50m Engineering and Computing building, which features sustainable technologies including rainwater harvesting, solar thermal energy and biomass boilers.
  • 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 training in industry standard Catia, HyperWorks, STAR-CCM+, SIMPACK software.
  • Access to extensive facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre, which houses a 20% scale model wind tunnel (designed and built by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team), composites lab, metrology lab, four-pot shaker rig, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of CNC machinery and a laser workshop.

Course details

Modules

Our main study themes are:

  • Design: The innovative resolution of design problems focused on commercially viable solutions.
  • Analysis: You will learn to use industry standard software to model, analyse and validate vehicle behaviour, components and systems.
  • Management: The application of principles and practices utilised to assure effective business operation.
  • Sustainability: An ethical approach to work by protecting the best interests of life and the environment.
* Practical: Investigation and analysis using laboratory, workshop and computer-based techniques.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 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.

Application codes

Course code:
H343
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Automotive Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS