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MEng (Hons)Automotive Engineering

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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The automotive industry, which includes successful manufacturers like Nissan, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover, needs engineers who can work on design, production, and research and development.

The first three years of the course, or four years if you undertake a year-long industrial placement, are the same as our BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering. You’ll then complete a further year to gain your MEng. This final year continues the strong focus on automotive engineering.

You should apply for this course if you want to meet in full the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. Employers place particular value on graduates who, because they already have an MEng, don’t need to undertake postgraduate studies alongside their day-to-day work.

Throughout the course you’ll be tackling problems within a practical context. Our sustainable engineering agenda will ensure that you’ll be equipped to work ethically in a world that needs engineers to meet societal challenges.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

You will study core modules in Engineering Science, Engineering Analytics, Vehicle Design, Materials Engineering & Performance, and Professional & Technical Communication Skills.

Year 2

You will begin to specialise with modules in: Mechanical & Structural Systems, Powertrain & Chassis Systems, Fluid Systems, Engineering Management & Economics, Manufacturing Technology & Systems, and Drive Cycles & Vehicle Performance Modelling.

Year 3

You will have the option to go out on an industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice.

Year 4

You will study modules in Vehicle Dynamics, Automotive Design & Analysis, Vehicle Aerodynamics, and Automotive Control Systems & Mechatronics. You will undertake a major Investigative Project in a topic of your choice.

Year 5

You’ll take your knowledge to the next level with modules in Computational Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer; Internal Combustion Engines & Alternative Fuels; Intelligent Transport Systems; Composite Materials Lightweight Structures; and an Interdisciplinary Engineering Project.

Career opportunities

By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to become an automotive engineering professional. Engineering is a growth industry and currently there is a shortage of engineers. The UK government is stressing the importance of skilled, qualified engineers to the future of business and industry.

The MEng (Hons) qualification will give you an extra edge in the job market. It’ll show that you have extended and deepened your knowledge and skills compared to others who have an undergraduate degree such as a BEng (Hons).

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States