Our postgraduate course in electrical automotive engineering aims to provide the expertise required to meet the modern transportation market demands. Carefully planned, it consists of a balanced mix between electric power, electronics and communications. Our vision is to create experienced and specialised engineers who will be highly sought after by the electrical automotive engineering market. The overall aims of the course are to:
- Provide a deep and comprehensive understanding of the current electric/hybrid electric vehicles technology, concepts and challenges.
- Develop academic and practical skills in electric power related areas such as electrical machines and drives, power electronics and batteries, covering all aspects of the vehicle’s powertrain.
- Develop a solid background on vehicle electronics, signal processing and communications needs and challenges.
- Educate graduates, typically from a mechanical/automotive engineering background, in the modern area of electrical automotive engineering and provides a valuable qualification for this growing and expanding market.
- You will also have the option to apply for a ‘professional work placement’ opportunity, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.
Half of your study will focus on electrical machines, power semiconductors, automotive sensors and automotive electronics. The other half concentrates on automotive cybersecurity, automotive networking, energy storage and entrepreneurship. Ultimately you will be asked to perform a detailed research project or design study in a technical aspect of the course with the help of an experienced supervisor. You may choose a project topic to suit your interests and career aspirations. Year one Modules Power Semiconductors and Converters - 20 credits Advanced Control Engineering and Instrumentation - 15 credits Automotive Electronics and Embedded Systems - 15 credits Automotive Cybersecurity - 15 credits Automotive Networking and Signal Processing - 15 credits Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems - 15 credits Electrical Machines - 15 credits Individual Project - 60 credits Entrepreneurial Practice - 10 credits
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include coursework and examinations. The Coventry University assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Applicants would normally be expected to possess a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a mechanical or automotive engineering subject, but applications from graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, computer hardware and software engineering and other related technical subjects such as mathematics or physics, would also be considered. Applicants without these formal qualifications, but with several years of experience in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate from the above subjects who could evidence being able to benefit from the course will also be considered. IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5 If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
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