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University of Surrey

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H332

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Overall: AAA - AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including between: 45 at Distinction and A level Mathematics grade A. - 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit, and A level Mathematics grade A Required subjects: Please contact us for details. Also A level Mathematics grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and HL5/SL6 in Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

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

D*DD-DDD

Overall: D*DD - DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma and A level Mathematics at Grade A Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject. Also A level Mathematics at Grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,A,B

Overall: AAA - AAB Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B-A,A,A,B,B


Overall: AAAAB - AAABB Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: Pass overall with AAA - AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A level Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136-168

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100%
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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Automotive engineering

**Why choose this course**
Run by internationally-recognised academics, our BEng and MEng Automotive Engineering courses will give you the expertise needed to become a professional engineer in the automotive industry, or equally provide you with the skillset to take up a career in motorsport.

Students will have access to industry-standard software and equipment, and the prestigious Formula Student competition is a central part of the course. You may also choose to take a Professional Training placement at major companies such as McLaren, Williams F1 and Rolls-Royce.

90 per cent of Surrey’s automotive engineering graduates are in a professional or managerial job within six months (Unistats).

**What you will study**
Our unique course explores new and emerging sustainable automotive technologies (such as electric vehicles). Throughout your course, you’ll learn to use state-of-the-art tools for vehicle analysis and development such as computer aided design, finite element, fluid dynamics and vehicle dynamics software.

You’ll also participate in Formula Student – Europe’s most established student motorsport competition. This is a valuable opportunity to apply your knowledge and gain hands-on experience.

You can apply to study for either a BEng or MEng (Master of Engineering). The MEng builds on the BEng course with a masters year, and is a direct route to a masters qualification. Depending on your progress, you may have the option to switch to a BEng or MEng during your studies.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS)

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.

79%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

87%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

41%
UK students
59%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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