University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Automotive Engineering

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Course summary

This degree aims at providing you with the knowledge and skills required in the modern automotive industry, with a focus on autonomous vehicle technology. The course has a reputation for cutting edge research and knowledge transfer activities within the advanced automotive and power systems engineering sectors, and it will also build on strong links with Formula Student that the School of Engineering has established over the years. The course is designed to meet accreditation requirements of the EIT for Chartered Engineer status. We have strong links with industry and place considerable emphasis on student projects. We also encourage industrial placements as part of a sandwich year option. This degree includes elements of mathematical and physical sciences required to design, develop and manufacture a range of engineering systems. You will also study the elements of electrical engineering such as power and control crucial for analysing and designing electromechanical drive systems. Furthermore, programming smart embedded systems will also be covered in the course so that you are ready for the fast development in autonomous and driverless cars. Finally, you study elements of management, business and professional practice. This will develop your initiative, and effective communication and interpersonal skills, to achieve the high level of technical leadership required in a modern engineering environment. Your new skills will be further tested through group and individual research and design projects.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
17N2
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Automotive Engineering at University of South Wales - UCAS