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Course summary

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. 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.
  • Explore career opportunities through a placement year with nearby companies like BMW Mini, Nissan and AVL Powertrain.
  • 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.

Modules

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
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H330
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on the 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Automotive Engineering at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS