You will study 180 credits in total during your Automotive Engineering MSc (Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the professional project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules relating to this programme of study for academic year 2020/21. If you are starting in September 2021, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.
You will undertake a professional project during the summer months.
Recent projects include:
Aspects of chassis systems and behaviour, including suspension and steering systems, chassis structures, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
An overview of all the key elements of a driveline, with a particular focus on the design of the key machine elements along with some novel applications.
This module will provide you 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.
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.
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 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.
Provides an understanding of the scientific principles of design optimisation and the ability to arrive at an improved design for an engineering system that satisfies given requirements.
Basic and more advanced concepts of vehicle performance, including ride, handling, aerodynamics and acceleration/deceleration behaviour.
A broad-based introduction to the interdisciplinary scientific discipline of tribology, covering how tribology impacts on the design and operation of mechanisms and the means adopted to lubricate them.