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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Learn the underpinning science, maths and engineering principles to be a successful practitioner in the automotive industry.
  • Gain an appreciation of the wider multidisciplinary engineering context.
  • Understand the economic, environmental and social implications of automotive production.
  • Become an expert in vehicle-specific systems and their safe operation.
Become a high-quality graduate engineer with specialist knowledge of automotive technology – as well as the professional and personal skills required for a successful career. Prepare to work in vehicle design, vehicle dynamic and control, product, manufacturing, testing, service, maintenance, R&D or other commercial engineering enterprises. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date on all things Engineering at Sheffield Hallam. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You’ll experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We’ve designed a balanced mix of activities to help you build knowledge and understanding, while also developing your professional skills and employability. We use practical laboratories and computer simulations to enhance your learning – with lab experiments designed to reinforce your learning of theoretical concepts. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops
  • laboratory work
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Although optional (and competitive), a placement is actively encouraged to improve your employability at the end of the degree significantly. Competitions You’ll get the opportunity to take part in national and international engineering competitions, including
  • Formula Student – where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix
  • the Heavy Lift Challenge – which involves designing and building a remote-controlled aircraft
  • Engineers Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Electrical And Electronic Principles Engineering Investigations Foundation Mathematics 1 Functions And Calculus Fundamental Engineering Principles Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Year 2 - Compulsory modules Applied Engineering Mathematics Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D. Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System Year 3 - Compulsory modules Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Maths And Control Professional Practice Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermodynamics Vehicle Component Designs Vehicle Technology Year 4 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Performance Engines And Technologies Vehicle Body Design And Styling Vehicle Dynamics And Structural Analysis Vehicle Production

Assessment method

Coursework, exams


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A027
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We may also accept you, if you have no formal qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-automotive-engineering-with-foundation-year/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations. UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-automotive-engineering-with-foundation-year/

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/engineering/beng-honours-automotive-engineering-with-foundation-year/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Automotive Engineering with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS