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Sheffield Hallam University

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H331

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:18

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

128

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications to include a Mathematics based subject AND at least one other relevant subject - Physics, Physical Science, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Chemistry or other Science/Technology subject not including general studies. For example: ABB at A Level including relevant subjects. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject. A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Automotive engineering

Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories
Enhance your ability to design, model, simulate, and manufacture innovative automotive products
Benefit from a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments
Become a competent engineer with the underpinning knowledge of science, physics, mathematics and technologies, and the ability to apply this knowledge to automotive systems. Develop specialist skills required for a successful career in automotive industries. The indicative content of the course covers the subjects that meet the Engineering Council Benchmarks and the requirements of the accrediting professional bodies (IMechE) within the automotive engineering framework.

**How you learn**

The course is constructed under the following four threads: thermos-fluids, solid mechanics, design and engineering practice, and materials and manufacture. You develop your knowledge, understanding and skills through progressive and interdisciplinary approaches.

You learn through:

- lectures

- tutorials

- seminars

- engineering workshops

- laboratories

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have taken placements at organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, Luk (UK) Ltd, Intertec Uk, BMW Manufacturing, General Motors, Triumph Motorcycles and Unilever.

**Live projects**

As you progress through the course you're encouraged to take an increasingly strategic approach, ultimately managing real projects, engaging with and supporting students from lower levels as a mentor, contributing to a team project, or participating in extra-curriculum activities such as the IMechE Formula Student team, the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge competition, and Engineers without Borders challenge.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Applied Engineering Mathematics 20.00 credits
Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad 20.00 credits
Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20.00 credits
Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics 20.00 credits
Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System 20.00 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20.00 credits
Maths And Control 20.00 credits
Professional Practice 20.00 credits
Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermodynamics 20.00 credits
Vehicle Component Designs 20.00 credits
Vehicle Technology 20.00 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Engineering Project Management and Individual Project 40.00 credits
Performance Engines and Technologies 20.00 credits
Vehicle Body Design and Styling 20.00 credits
Vehicle Dynamics and Structural Analysis 20.00 credits
Vehicle Production 20.00 credits
Year 4
Compulsory modules
Advanced CFD 15.00 credits
Advanced Finite Element Method 15.00 credits
Advanced Vehicle Design 15.00 credits
Hybrid and Sustainable Vehicle Technology 15.00 credits
Lean Operations and Six Sigma 15.00 credits
MEng Group Project 30.00 credits
Elective modules
Advanced Vibration and Acoustics 15.00 credits
Automotive Forensic Engineering 15.00 credits

Assessment methods

* Coursework
Exams

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

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.

72%
med
Automotive engineering

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.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

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.

Production and manufacturing engineering

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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