Automotive Engineering MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Automotive Engineering MSc (Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Professional project - 60 credits
You will undertake a professional project that will require you to make use of professional skills, including project planning, risks and management.
Recent projects include:
• Coated lightweight brake rotors
• Designing, measuring and modelling of vehicle dynamics
• Thermo-mechanical analysis of disc brake for vehicle rollaway.
Automotive Chassis Engineering - 15 credits
This module will provide you with the ability to describe the components and systems which are associated with a vehicle chassis structure; apply the principles of engineering science to the design and analysis of suspension and steering systems together with their components; state the fundamentals of acoustics and be able to apply these to the analysis and solution of chassis borne noise and vibration phenomena and categorise the various designs of chassis structure.
Electric and Hybrid Drivetrain Engineering - 15 credits
This module will provide you with an understanding of a modern automotive drivetrain, the ability to describe the components and systems within the vehicle; apply the principles of engineering science to the design and analysis of the systems and components; demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the operating characteristics of key elements of the drivetrain as well as explore alternative approaches to the dynamic modelling of a drivetrain.
This module provides comprehensive knowledge of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technology. It will cover aspects of sensors selection, data acquisition, path planning, localisation, artificial intelligence algorithms, communication, testing and validation.
Engineering Psychology and Human Factors - 15 credits 
This module will provide engineering students with an overview of the fields of engineering psychology and ‘human factors i.e., of the capabilities, limitations, and behaviours of humans as users and operators of engineered technology with a special emphasis in this module on ground vehicles and aircraft as well as the implications of these matters for design of such technology.
Team Design Project - 15 credits
This module enables you to participate in a group activity involving a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a solution to a programme specific industrially relevant design problem.

Optional modules include:

Engineering Computational Methods - 15 credits
The module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations. They will also learn how to implement the learned methods in practice. Engineering simulation software packages rely on computational methods and a good understanding is crucial to knowledgeably use them.
This module offers theoretical and practical training required for design of experiments and data processing to address engineering problems.
This module provides the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to enable performance of complex Finite Element Methods (FEM) in structural mechanics using commercial software packages used in industry.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits 
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.
Advanced Manufacturing - 15 credits
Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles of manufacturing/assembly techniques and processes and an ability to arrive at an improved design for an engineering system that satisfies given requirements.
Vehicle Design and Analysis - 20 credits
This module provides you with the ability to explain the principles that underpin the process of vehicle modelling; demonstrate an understanding of tyre behaviour and the generation of tyre-ground forces and critically assess the acceleration behaviour of a road vehicle through consideration of its powertrain characteristics.