This master's course is intended for graduates from a range of engineering disciplines - mechanical, manufacturing and engineering systems, or closely related science disciplines such as chemical, applied sciences and industrial design. It has three main integrated strands: Automotive Sciences for System Design and Performance Evaluation, Computer Aided Design and Analysis, Optimisation and Noise, Vibration Refinement and Measurement.
The course is flexible to enable you to develop an individual automotive theme to your technical studies through the selection of research-based activities most relevant to your aspirations.
Automotive Chassis Systems
Vehicle Dynamic Performance Evaluation
Applied Computer Aided Vehicle Design and Optimisation
Refinement, NVH and System Measurement
Vehicle Aerodynamics and Air Management
Plus major project
Plus one option from the following:
Research Based Project
Advanced Power Transmissions
Materials Selection and Process Evaluation
Teaching and Assessment
The course is taught principally through lectures, tutorials, studio based assignment work and laboratory based research activities. The laboratory activities make use of industrial standard facilities such as four-post ride simulator, two-wheel dynamometer, three engine test rigs, one transient engine test rig, wind tunnel, five brake test rigs, thermal camera and modal analysis equipment.
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 and research/laboratory activities.
It is expected that you will pursue a career within the automotive discipline although the course material and approach will allow entry into any engineering discipline.
Where possible we aim to arrange a major project related to an existing industrial automotive problem, with contact and supervision within a major automotive supplier. However, if this is not feasible we aim to ensure that the project relates to an area of automotive engineering at a standard to enhance your career prospects.