Automotive Engineering (Commercial Vehicle Technology); and Automotive Engineering (Motorcycle Technology) PgDip-MSc

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  • Objectives
    It will provide you with a balanced mixture of the advanced technical competences and transferable skills required by global automotive manufacturers and original equipment suppliers. This course has been designed to enhance your career prospects and personal development by equipping you with a blend of theoretical, management and practical skills. Pathways specialising in automotive, commercial vehicle and motorcycle engineering are available. Throughout the course, academic teaching is complemented by visits from industry experts, keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to develop the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to understand and translate current and emerging automotive technologies into future products, this course is ideal.
  • Academic title
    Automotive Engineering (Commercial Vehicle Technology); and Automotive Engineering (Motorcycle Technology) PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    Course programme
    You will develop a critical awareness of the current developments in key automotive technologies, production methods, processes and management techniques. You will study the various test and development techniques employed in automotive engineering, and their application and benefits. You will learn how to apply automotive engineering principles and practical techniques to the solution of problems. The elective modules will enable you to gain a solid foundation in the specialist area of your choice, building on knowledge and skills gained in the common core modules.

    You have the choice of specialising either in automotive, commercial vehicle or motorcycle engineering by taking the relevant elective modules.

    Your MSc project gives you the opportunity to study a real-world problem within the automotive industry.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Advanced Automotive Electronics
    -Automotive Stuctures and Body Design
    -Individual Research Project (MSc only)
    -Integrated CAD/CAM Systems
    -Vehicle Aerodynamics

    Elective modules (students on the automotive pathway choose four; students on other pathways choose two)
    -Advanced Automotive Engineering
    -Advanced CAD/CAM Systems
    -Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
    -Chassis Systems Design
    -Finance Resource Management and Accounting
    -Standards and Homologation
    -Total Quality
    -Virtual Product Design

    Commercial Vehicle Engineering modules (choose two)
    -Commercial Vehicle Stuctures
    -Commercial Vehicle Systems and Technology

    Motorcycle Technology Engineering modules (choose two)
    -Advanced Motorcycle Technology
    -Motorcyle: Scooter Design and Manufacture

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