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Course summary

This integrated masters degree focuses on a broad range of design and operational aspects related to automobile systems, from car structure and dynamics, to noise and vibration issues, and human factors. The first two years are the same across our Mechanical Engineering degrees and focus on the essential principles of mechanical engineering, as well as law and management, systems design, and modelling and computing, in order to take a product from initial concept to the marketplace. During your third and fourth years you will develop the specialist skills and knowledge required for a career in the automotive industry. In your third year, you will also carry out an individual project, bringing together the concepts and skills you have learned. During your fourth year, you will take advanced and specialised modules and participate in a group design project, applying your engineering knowledge to solve a real-world problem. You will have access to extensive facilities, which include the largest wind tunnel in any UK university, a high-resolution 3D imaging centre, dedicated student design studios and workshops, and a materials and structures research facility in our new National Infrastructure Laboratory. Our courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offer a route to chartered status.

Modules

Typical modules include: Year one: Design and Computing; Electrical and Electronic Systems; Mathematics; Mechanics, Structures and Materials; Mechanical Systems Analysis; Thermofluids. Year two: Engineering Management and Law; Fluid Mechanics; Materials and Structures; Mathematics; Mechanics, Machines and Vibration; Systems Design and Computing; Thermodynamics; Electronics, Drives and Control. Year three: Individual Project; Automotive Mechatronics; Automotive Chassis and Powertrain; Engineering Design with Management; Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Heat Transfer and Applications; and Manufacturing and Materials. Year four: Group Design Project; Advanced Electrical Systems; Automotive Propulsion; Materials, Manufacturing, and Supply Chains; plus module options to deepen your knowledge.

Assessment method

Testing is conducted through a combination of unseen written examinations and assessed coursework in the form of problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports, design exercises, essays, and individual and group projects. Experimental, research and design skills are assessed through laboratory reports, coursework exercises and oral presentations.

Professional bodies

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

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H390
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

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

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/courses/mechanical_engineering/h390_meng_mechanical_engineering_automotive.page#entry_requirements%0A____________________


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £25000 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Mechanical Engineering/Automotive at University of Southampton - UCAS