Automotive Engineering MSc
  • Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council (partial CEng).
  • New specialist labs and work shops
  • Use industry standard engineering software and hardware provided by our partners.

The MSc Automotive Engineering course covers the latest state of the art computer based analysis and design techniques used in the automotive industry. The courses have been developed in conjunction with industry and will provide the graduate with an in-depth insight into the key technological areas that are driving automotive engineering design.

The Automotive courses are based around the use of industry standard engineering software and hardware provided by our partners. The student will gain an in depth understanding of Pro Engineer Wildfire, Alias Auto Studio, Cambridge Engineering Selector, ANSYS FEA, Cham Phoenics CFD, Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA software and will gain hands on experience of related hardware such as Minolta Vi910 laser scanner, TESA coordinate measuring machine, ZCorporation and Startasys rapid prototyping, KRYLE 3 Axis Machining Centre and Beavor Turning Centre, Lister Petter Diesel engine dyno, Race Technology real time data acquisition.

This virtual design and analysis approach is backed up by experimental analysis on real vehicles which will be supported by partners such as James Watt Automotive who have a wealth of experience in developing and running vehicles for motorsport..

Course content

The course consists of 8 taught modules plus a major personal project leading to a written thesis. The taught modules cover the broad range of activities involved in vehicle design. You will study topics such as solid and surface modelling, rapid prototyping, Finite Element Analysis, advanced engine design and aerodynamics. The subject area of your final thesis can be selected to suit your own aspirations and interests. You will be assigned a supervisor with whom you will work closely to develop an academically challenging portfolio of work. The focus of this project will determine whether you will opt for the title of MSc Automotive or MSc Autosport.

Core modules are:

  • MECH70568 Research Methods & Project Management
  • MECH70628 Design Technologies for Master
  • MECH70647 Structural Integrity
  • MECH70599 Advanced Engine Design
  • MECH70577 Advanced Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • MECH70578 Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
  • ELEC70315 Control Systems
  • ELEC70312 Project

Option Modules are:

  • MECH70590 Applied Structural Integrity
  • MECH70610 Sustainable Design & Manufacture
  • MECH70599 Advanced Engineering Materials
  • MECH70672 Industrial Placement MSc Engineering Handbook
MSc Award
January, September Start
Full-time Study Mode
18 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.

If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

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