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Staffordshire University

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H652

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 128 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 128 points Must include A Level in either Maths or Physics

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 points

Pass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, with a minimum of 15 credits at Merit or Distinction

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

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

DDM

Grade combinations below 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 128 points BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 128 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. This must include a Pass in a related subject from Advanced Highers or B in a related subject from Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBBBC) are required. This must include a Pass in a related subject. Where only Highers have been taken this must include a B in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

128

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Subject specific requirements in related subjects apply to this course Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Automotive engineering

Our Automotive Engineering degree offers students the chance to work with suppliers, manufacturers, and specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors.Our Automotive Engineering degree has always been popular with students. Now, we give you the opportunity to either study to BEng (Hons), or complete our new integrated MEng course.Both courses focus on mechanical engineering aspects of the automotive field. If you want to work with suppliers, manufacturers and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors - with companies such as Bentley, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and JCB - either course could meet your goals.Our facilities include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and Ricardo WAVE engine simulation and analysis software. We also have strong work placement links, so youll gain valuable experience as part of your study.On successful completion of study, we will issue:MEng Automotive Engineering

Modules

Year 1 (Core) include Mechanical Fundamentals, Engineering Applications, Instrumentation and Measurement, Professional Engineering Skills, Introductory Electronics, Thermodynamics, Mathematical Foundations for Engineers.
Year 2 (Core) include Engineered Systems, Engineering with Maths Applications, Automotive Studies, Vehicle Aerodynamics 1, Business Innovation and Enterprise in Engineering.
Year 3 (Core) include Automotive Applications, Industrial-based Project.
Year 4 (Core) include Structural Integrity, Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, Design Technologies for Masters, Employability and Entrepreneurship and MEng Group Project.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

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.

54%
low
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

76%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£19,240
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Automotive engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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