The automotive industry isn't just a hugely rewarding sector to get into, it's also big business. In the UK alone, the industry turned over £71.6bn in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. And that figure looks set to grow. So if you're looking to become a leader in a thriving, global industry, this integrated Master's course could be the ideal start.
Successfully completing the MEng course means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market. We want to help you make the most of all the exciting opportunities the automotive manufacturing industry has to offer. So we've designed our course to give you the chance to prepare for the next step. As an integrated Master's student, you'll study the same content as the Automotive and Motorsport Engineering BEng(Hons), then complete a final year for your Master's. In that final year we'll concentrate on management skills, all with the aim of enabling you to go on and become a leader in this exciting industry.
From designing components for high-performance cars, through to working as a trackside team engineer or even designing the next generation of mass-produced vehicles, it's all possible. And it all starts here.
We'll give you the chance to develop some fundamental skills in automotive engineering, and then apply them to real-world scenarios in the projects you work on. You could get involved in all sorts of different ways. For example, you could join our racing team, Team HARE, and get hands-on with the design, development and build of a single-seat Formula Student Car. You could then go even further and be part of the team competing at international events held in places like Spain and Germany.
In your final year we'll look at management across the sector, focusing on vital elements such as finance and project management.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means it goes towards helping you get Chartered Engineer status (CEng). While you're here you could take advantage of our strong links with the automotive industry to get a real feeling for how things are done in the real-world. And we'll give you the chance to go on a year-long placement, gaining some really useful experience to help impress employers – not to mention lots of contacts that could help kick-start your career.
Year 1 Core modules: Engineering Communication and Materials; Manufacturing Technology and Workshop Appreciation; Professional Studies and Computing and Information Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Science; Mathematics 1; Electro-Mechanical Systems.
Year 2 Core modules: Engine Systems; Dynamic Systems; Analysis of Materials Automotive Design; Application and Management of CAD/CAM; Manufacturing and Enterprise.
Year 3: This course offers an optional one-year work placement after Year 2.
Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement year. Core modules:Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics; Design Analysis; Project Quality and Production Management; Final Year Project (Mechanical). Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - Vehicle Handling and Performance Prediction; Dynamic Analysis and Control.
Core modules: Advanced Static Analysis; Advanced Dynamic Analysis; Vehicle Aerodynamics and Air Management; Year 5 Group Project; Finance for Managers; Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - New Product Development; Vehicle Dynamic Performance Evaluation
Assessment of your progress is made through assignments, exams and individual projects.
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Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!
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