Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Automotive technologies have changed dramatically over the last five years, with electrification and connectivity being central to the future of the industry. Manufacturers are modernising engineering activities accordingly, with significant pressure to reduce development time and cost through digitisation of the engineering process. The Automotive Engineering programme at Loughborough will enable you to specialise in subjects that are directly relevant to a rapidly changing industry and the future of ground transportation. Our dedicated Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering (one of only two in the UK) has been teaching Automotive Engineering and working with major UK industry for over fifty years. Our course is based on our heritage of working alongside industry, and from the outset we make use of automotive specific examples in teaching the engineering fundamentals, an approach that differs from many other automotive engineering courses in the UK. Our ongoing exchange of knowledge with industry ensures that our taught courses are immediately relevant to the problems faced by industry, today. From topics related to new powertrain architectures, to specialist modules including Battery Technology and Machine Intelligence, the course also includes more foundational topics such as Aerodynamics, Materials, Structures and Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics. These provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying and unchanging physics of automotive systems essential to modern automotive engineering. As an automotive engineer, you will make extensive use of your theoretical and analytical skills, but it is also important for you to be able to appreciate the more practical aspects of engineering. Practical activities are integral to our course, for example, by spending a week at HORIBA MIRA proving ground you will learn how to collect and analyse vehicle handling, off-road dynamics, noise measurement, braking performance and wet weather driving data. This and many other ‘hands-on’ activities will enable you to put the theory you have learned into practice. Teamwork and management skills are critical to you as you develop your career and move to more senior positions. During the course you will have many opportunities to develop these skills including working as part of a team to design a vehicle of the future. In your final year you will manage your own original research project to solve a real-world engineering problem. As these courses are taught within a Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, our teaching staff are engaged in exciting research into air and ground transport which helps keep our course up-to-date. We bring together outstanding facilities, superb teaching, and strong links with industry to make sure you are completely ready for your future career. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The first two years of the BEng and MEng Automotive Engineering degree share the same format and structure, with a high level of fundamental engineering and automotive specific subjects from day one and examples tuned to your interest. The MEng courses differ from the BEng by offering the opportunity to study topics in more detail with the option to study a modern language. You can choose whether to take a placement year. The MEng course takes four years to complete, or five years with a placement year, while the BEng takes three years, or four years with a placement. The placement is normally taken after the second year, but MEng students can opt to take it after the third year. It is possible to transfer from a BEng to an MEng up to the end of the second year, providing that the transfer progression criteria have been met.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations, the percentage of which varies from module to module. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentations, project work and group assignments. The individual project is assessed by oral and poster presentations and a written report. Digital skills and social media development is encouraged.

Professional bodies

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

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
  • Aeronautical Society, Royal

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H343
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely based on their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance, this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Provider information

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Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU


Clearing contact details

Enquiry form
Loughborough University Admissions Contact Centre

01509 274 403

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing will open on Thursday 15th August 2024 at 8.00am. We anticipate having vacancies in a range of subjects for well-qualified students. Whether you have done better than expected in your examinations results or are exploring opportunities in Clearing, we would love to hear from you. You don’t need to have applied to Loughborough already. Please call the University's Contact Centre on 01509 274 403 to discuss your qualifications.


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01509 274 403

Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS