Automotive Engineering - MEng | BEng


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Automotive industry in the UK and around the world has seen great technological developments in recent years and despite economic pressures the industry has faced it is set for continued growth.

The technological challenges the industry faces in achieving efficiency gains to all kinds of vehicles, brought upon by increasingly stringent legislation and costumer awareness, has led to an increase in the demand for highly skilled Automotive Engineers. Our graduates have demonstrated over the decades the competence to respond to the needs of employers and are recognised as able to “hit the ground running” and getting the job done.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code: H330
UCAS Code (Foundation): HH33
UCAS Code (MEng): 0PD5
UCAS Code (BEng): H330
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
MEng 4 years f/t
BEng 3 years f/t
Foundation Entry - 4 years f/t

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
School of Engineering
Contact Name:
Pedro Monteiro Ferreira
Contact Email:
automotive@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice:
English  

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  • My time at UWTSD Swansea, allowed me to develop both practical race engineering skills and a knowledge base that provided me with firm fundamentals in engineering. Without the support and guidance I found at UWTSD Swansea, I would never have realised my potential and how much I could learn in only 3 years. From my experiences at UWTSD, the staff help and the extra-curricular activities I was involved in, I managed to secure a full time job before graduating. Looking back, the fundamental skills I use in my day to day tasks are all based on what I was taught at university.

    Karl SmithBEng Automotive Engineering – HORIBA MIRA


Automotive industry in the UK, and around the world, has seen great technological developments in recent years and despite economic pressures the industry has faced, it is set for continued growth. The technological challenges the industry faces in achieving efficiency gains to all kinds of vehicles, brought upon by increasingly stringent legislation and costumer awareness, has led to an increase in the demand for highly skilled Automotive Engineers. Our graduates have demonstrated, over the decades, the competence to respond to the needs of employers and are recognised as being able to “hit the ground running” and get the job done.

Underpinned by core mechanical engineering science and its application to design and the solution of a range of engineering problems in the context of the automotive industry. The Automotive Engineering programmes have been developed to equip students with the specific needs of this industry, including design, manufacturing, quality and systems engineering – all areas which are crucial to modern vehicle engineering operations.

Specialist areas of study including advanced engine design and vehicle dynamics will enable you to focus on areas of specialist interest that can be developed in the Group and Major Project modules.

Within many of the modules the course considers the environmental aspects of design and technology which is transferable to a broad range of employment opportunities. We run a number of extra curricula activities which provide excellent experience for all types of automotive engineering careers that can be linked with your project and assignment work.

A number of themes are developed throughout the course. The core engineering theme with subjects such as Mathematics, Engineering Science incorporating Dynamics and Stress analysis; Engineering Design; Vehicle Technology as well as Workshop and Study Skills in Year 1.

Year 2 with enhances the core engineering study with Thermofluid Mechanics and CAE and Stress Analysis and specialist modules such as Vehicle Dynamics and Engine Design. Important feature of year 2 is Group Project supported by Management, Innovation and Sustainability providing a wide range of highly transferable skills.

Advanced topics of the above are delivered during year 3 with Advanced Computational Methods alongside Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA providing highly analytical skills brought together with advanced specialist modules in final year project that enables the students to showcase their knowledge and skills gained over their time at UWTSD.

Module List

Year One - Level Four - MEng/BEng

  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Design
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Engineering Applications and Study Skills

Year Two - Level Five - MEng/BEng

  • Group Project
  • Thermofluid Mechanics
  • Management and sustainability
  • CAE and Stress Analysis
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Powertrain and Control

Year Three - Level Six - MEng/BEng

  • Major Project
  • Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA
  • Advanced Engine Design
  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

Year Four - Level Seven - MEng

  • Group Research Project
  • Numerical Methods

Optional Modules - Select Three:

  • Advanced Composite Nalaysis
  • Aerodynamics and CFD
  • Concept Engine Design and Prototype Manufacture
  • Engine Performance and Emissions
  • Vehicle Stability and Control
  • Structural Integrity and Material Evaluation
  • Design for Manufacture 
  • Advanced CADCAM

A number of themes are developed throughout the course. The core engineering theme with subjects such as Mathematics, Engineering Science incorporating Dynamics and Stress analysis; Engineering Design; Vehicle Technology as well as Workshop and Study Skills in Year 1.

Year 2 enhances the core engineering study with Thermofluid Mechanics, CAE & Stress Analysis and specialist modules such as Vehicle Dynamics, Engine Design and Manufacturing. An important feature of year 2 is the Group Project supported by Management, Innovation and Sustainability. These modules provide a wide range of highly transferable skills.

Advanced topics of the above are delivered during year 3 with Advanced Computational Methods alongside Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA providing highly analytical skills brought together with advanced specialist modules in final year project that enables the students to showcase their knowledge and skills gained over their time at UWTSD. 

The course is assessed by a mixture of coursework, phase tests, presentations, vivas and examinations.

MEng Autmotive Engineering - UCAS CODE: 0PD5

130 points (previously 320) from numerate or technical A Level subjects, to include Maths or Physics at grade B or above. Maths GCSE at grade C is also required. Relevant experience may be considered.

BEng Automotive Engineering - UCAS CODE: H330

112 points (previously 280) from numerate or technical A Level subjects, to include Maths or Physics at grade B or above. Maths GCSE at grade C is also required. Relevant experience may be considered.

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. We take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration. In such cases, they must provide evidence of capacity to pursue the course successfully. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme.

Also available as a four year programme (including foundation year)

Current high demand for automotive engineering graduates is reflected in the high percentage of our students being drafted into full-time employment or further study within 6 months of finishing their studies. Large UK based automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers absorb the bulk of our graduates, as do research and consultancy firms.  Our Alumni have gone on to have very successful careers at such companies as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, McLaren Automotive, Mahle Powetrain, JCB as well as motorsport firms AMG Mercedes, Williams F1 and Force India.

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

There are no additional costs for this course

Students studying on this course are encouraged to work towards professional registration with the IMechE.

Our BEng Automotive Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for Incorporated Engineer and is on course for Chartered Engineer status in 2018.

External Partnership Links

The school of Engineering has a long history of working, closely with the automotive industry in a number of crucial areas. We are passionate that the content and structure of our courses, equip our students for success in their chosen careers. All of our engineering programmes have been developed in accordance with input from industrial representatives to ensure that our students are ‘career ready’ upon graduation.

This close working relationship with industry has provided opportunities for students to undertake work placements and internships within various companies, such as Ford, Aston Martin and McLaren.