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Loughborough University

Automotive Materials

UCAS Code: J552

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including two from Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 (6,6,6 HL) including any two of Maths, Chemistry or Physics at HL.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: D*DD with Distinctions in all Maths units. Relevant subjects include Aeronautical, Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA including two from Maths, Physics and Chemistry, plus Highers at majority A and B grades.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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112-144

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Materials technology

This degree course combines the core elements of materials engineering with specific training of relevance to the automotive (vehicle and transport) industries. Selective modules are taught in conjunction with the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering.Backed by all sectors of the automotive and transport industries, this is the definitive course to prepare you for a career in an important industrial world market.The course utilises the resources and expertise for which Loughborough University is a Centre of Excellence (and is recognised as such by BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, and Rolls-Royce, as well as by national research and education leaders in materials and automotive engineering). It offers a special blend of materials engineering knowledge linked to an appreciation of vehicle and engine design, plus management skills and the international awareness that is required of professional engineers.

Modules

Year 1
Areas studied include materials structures and properties,
processing and applications, CAD, thermodynamics,
mechanics, product design, materials selection, and
imagineering the future. Year 1 of all Materials courses is
identical for greater flexibility/mobility.

Year 2
Areas studied include vehicle design and development,
vehicle loading and suspension, materials in service,
processing, characterisation, mechanics and fracture
mechanics, mathematics.

Year 3
Areas studied include automotive crash protection,
vehicle and component design, composites, surface
engineering, advanced processing, functional materials,
project management, industrial case studies (BEng
only), substantial individual research project and
Formula Student group project.

Final year MEng
Areas studied include vehicle engine analysis, advanced
characterisation techniques, materials modelling,
industrial case studies, energy materials, and elasticity.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations, which vary from module to module, but overall the approximate ratio is 60/40 Exams/Coursework. Modules containing design-orientated work, individual and group projects are also assessed by oral presentation and in some cases poster presentation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Materials

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
med
Materials technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Materials technology

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Materials technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a group of very specialised materials technology subjects, including furniture technology, engineering materials and gemmology - bear this in mind when you review the stats, as the employment prospects for each don't necessarily have much in common. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

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