The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of automotive systems recognised in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the course will:
· address industry’s demand for graduates who can apply the principles of automotive systems engineering to the analysis and synthesis of products and systems across the engineering sector
· enable students to pursue professional careers in automotive systems at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook
· furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of automotive systems engineering, combined with and an understanding of electrical engineering and electronics, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate technology mix to solve engineering problems
· engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of engineering products and systems.
provide a broadly based education in automotive systems engineering, combined with an appreciation of electrical engineering, electronics, and design, thereby providing access to a wide range of career paths within the engineering field
The Department of Engineering and Technology specialises in the integration of the mechanical, electrical, and electronics subject areas. The BEng Automotive Systems Engineering course reflects this emphasis and, in addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the automotive systems subject, students also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.
You will use industry-standard software to facilitate design, analysis and synthesis activities; you will be taught by lecturers who have substantial industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting engineering and technology companies.
The BEng (Hons) Automotive Systems Engineering course is one of a small number of accredited courses that you can undertake as either a full-time or part-time (day-release) student, thus providing all graduates with equal recognition.
The combination of engineering skills, design capability, and management provides graduates of this course with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world. Automotive Systems engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, test, systems, product development, performance and development engineering, automotive component, and design engineering. They go on to co-ordinate product, process and system design; and manage technical projects in a wide range of technical environments.
Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.
The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. design and synthesise automotive systems engineering products, systems, and processes, and demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation
2. evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from a broad-based knowledge of engineering and technology specialities
3. select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of automotive systems
4. contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues
5. select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results
6. relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable automotive products and systems
2018/9 fees for this course have not yet been agreed.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.