University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Automotive Engineering

Modern industries rely on engineering innovations and continuous advancement in this field means that today's engineers enjoy dynamic and rewarding career opportunities. Automotive engineering generally leads the field in the development of materials and manufacturing techniques; as well as in the application of computer software programs within the design process and in the vehicles themselves. This course is designed for the aspiring automotive engineer who wishes to work at the forefront of automotive technology. If you have a background in mechanical, manufacturing and engineering systems, or a closely related science discipline, such as chemical, applied sciences or industrial design, then this is the course for you. This course will equip you with the advanced practical skills and expert knowledge needed to succeed in the industry. You will be taught by staff who are leading experts in their field and supported by an excellent range of industry standard equipment, including an open plan design studio equipped with design and analysis software and an advanced automotive laboratory with vehicle and engine test facilities including a four-post ride simulator, wind tunnel and thermal imaging facilities. The course is taught principally through lectures, tutorials, studio-based assignment work and lab-based research activities.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent experience) in: Mechanical engineering; manufacturing engineering; engineering systems or a closely related science subject area. Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience who can demonstrate that they are equipped with knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level are encouraged to apply. Applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Advanced automotive chassis systems; vehicle dynamic performance evaluation; applied computer aided design; advanced static analysis; advanced dynamic analysis; total quality engineering; vehicle aerodynamics and air management; individual project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods reflect the emphasis of the course on the ability to apply knowledge and skills, and are diversely linked to examination, assignment, project work, research and lab activities.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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