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University of Sunderland

Automotive Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year

UCAS Code: H33A

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Automotive engineering

This is a four-year version of our popular BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering course, with an integrated foundation year. See past the aesthetics of a vehicle and learn about the mechanical beauty of how it works. Learn how to change the future of motor vehicles and the current environmental challenges the industry faces in today's commercial climate. Equip yourself with the skills needed for a wide range of careers in the automotive industry.

In the first year – the foundation year – you will study 4 modules; a subject-related module, a numeracy skills module, a study skills-related module called 'Succeeding at University and Beyond' and a foundation project module. After completion of this foundation year, you will then move onto the Automotive honours degree course.

This course will equip you with the skills you need to be an accomplished Automotive Engineer. In your second year you'll develop an excellent foundation in engineering, and then from the third year you will specialise in vehicle systems.

Few places have a better claim to a specialism in automotive engineering than the University of Sunderland. As a centre of excellence in Automotive Engineering, we host the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP). This has allowed us to forge excellent links with many local industrial companies including the Nissan plant and its supply chain, among others.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£4,000
per year
EU
£4,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,000
per year
Scotland
£4,000
per year
Wales
£4,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Department:

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.

83%
high
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

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.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
16%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Engineering professionals
7%
Quality and regulatory professionals
7%
Customer service occupations
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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