This course provides a specialised knowledge of the latest technological developments in automotive applications of mechanical engineering, including internal combustion engines, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics, theoretical knowledge and industry-standard CAD tools, renewable energy and alternative fuels, finite element and experimental techniques.
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has an excellent, internationally recognised Research Centre for Energy and the Environment. Its core research activities are in automotive engineering, providing excellent computational and experimental facilities, including a number of modern optical IC engines and advanced optical instruments for different optical diagnostic methods.
The course offers a blend of theory and practice, designed to develop skills and knowledge for automotive engineers, covering topics from improving performance to reducing emissions, which will enhance the career prospects of graduates in car manufacturer and related industries.
The core modules are:
* Performance of internal combustion engines
* Vehicle engineering and design
* Computer-aided design
* Students can take any four elective modules from:
* Renewable energy
* Air conditioning
* FE methods in structural mechanics
* Gaseous and particle emissions
* Dynamics of structures
* Control and instrumentation
* Advanced mechatronics
* Experimental techniques
* Computational fluid dynamics
* Mathematical modelling in CAD
Major specialisations for the dissertation include computer-aided design, energy systems and management, screw compressors and expanders, experimental techniques, mechatronics or fuel cells.