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MEngAutomotive Engineering

Tuition fee £9,250.00 per year
Course code H341
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herts.ac.uk/..rses/automotive-engineering2 

Overview

Why choose this course?
This MEng degree course in Automotive Engineering will give you the opportunity to design, build and race single-seater race car in the UK Formula Student Competition and can get involved from your first year onwards, if you wish;You will have use of our Automotive Centre with advanced engine test cells and a vehicle ride simulator for the testing of car suspension systems;You will gain a practical education based around several specialist laboratories including an aerodynamics laboratory with five wind tunnels of varying speeds;
Your MEng studies involve an extra year and will provide you with a broader and deeper understanding of the subject.

Programme structure

First Year: You will study motorsport and automotive technology, engineering mathematics, engineering applications of mathematics, materials and electrical science, mechanical science, introduction to manufacturing technology, introduction to design, as well as fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
Second Year: You will study dynamics, thermofluid mechanics, further engineering mathematics, computer-aided engineering (CAE), structural mechanics, automotive electronics and control systems, integrated engineering systems design, and project management and product development.
Third Year: You have the option of taking an integrated one-year professional placement, or you can take the opportunity to study part of your degree abroad through student exchange programmes with other universities in the EU, USA or Canada.
Fourth Year: You will study vehicle engineering design, vibration, noise and vehicle dynamics, vehicle structural analysis and manufacture, manufacturing strategy, mechanics and properties of materials, thermofluid mechanics and heat transfer, and an individual major project. You will also have an opportunity to be involved with the development of the University’s entry to the Formula Student competition.
Final Year (4th or 5th): This year you will study human resources management, team project, successful project delivery, advanced engine and power systems, finite element analysis (FEA) and applications, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. The multidisciplinary team project involves applying your skills to solve a challenging problem, for example, the design and development of an electric-powered car.

Career opportunities

Careers
This programme prepares you for the many excellent career choices available to a professional chartered automotive engineer. Our placement students sometimes return to their final year studies with sponsorships and already holding job offers. We have links with all the major automotive companies in the UK and many abroad, and most Formula One racing teams have one of our graduates in their design team. There are also opportunities for consultancy work, specialising in vehicle safety. Many other graduates decide to stay at the University and extend their automotive education at a postgraduate level.

Work Placement
You have the opportunity to spend a year working either in a professional research environment or within industry. The practical experience you gain will be of tremendous benefit both when you resume your studies and when you embark on a career. Students have previously undertaken placements in organisations such as:
3M UK plc, Bentley Motors, Millbrook Proving Ground, Rolls Royce Cars, Triumph Motorcycles

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States