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MScAutomotive Engineering

University of Bradford United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500.00 per year
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bradford.ac.uk/..te/automotive-engineering 

Overview

This course provides advanced knowledge and understanding of vehicle control, mechatronics, and computer-aided engineering techniques designed to meet the up-to-the-minute needs of the automotive industry.

Modern-day vehicles feature an increasing use of control systems and microprocessors to integrate mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. Students are involved in meeting the challenges of the automotive engineering industry including achieving the best combination of performance and fuel economy while meeting ever-tightening emissions legislation; achieving a good ride and control of the vehicle; and ensuring safety over a wide range of braking and traction conditions.

Students benefit from the School of Engineering, Design and Technology’s strong links with the automotive industry, in particular Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, Cummins Turbo Technologies and their supplier base.

Examples of projects:

Model-based powertrain control
Design and prototyping of hybrid vehicles
Turbocharge evaluation and optimisation

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 (50 Credits – 4 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module):

Control Systems Design (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) (O)
Engine and Powertrain † (10 Credits) ©
Virtual Vehicle Prototyping (10 Credits) ©
Computer Applications of Numerical Methods (10 Credits) (O)
Design Optimisation (10 Credits) (O)
Engineering Vibration (10 Credits) (O)
Interdisciplinary Competitive Design (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) (O)
Materials Failure Analysis † (10 Credits) (O)
Mobile Robotics & Wireless Sensors (10 Credits) (O)
Manufacturing Planning & Control (10 Credits) (O)
Manufacturing Systems Simulation (10 Credits) (O)
Materials & Manufacturing Processes (10 Credits) (O)
Vehicle Control Systems (10 Credits) (O)
Six Sigma for Business Excellence (10 Credits) (O)
Semester 2 (50 Credits – 3 x © Modules and 2 x (O) Modules):

Control Systems Design (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) ©
Engine Mapping and Calibration (10 Credits) ©
Vehicle Drive-Train Analysis (10 Credits) ©
Vehicle Dynamics † (10 Credits) ©
Finite Element Methods (10 Credits) (O)
Interdisciplinary Competitive Design (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) (O)
Risk Management (10 Credits) (O)
Sustainable Energy (10 Credits) (O)
Vehicle Control Systems (10 Credits) (O)
Advanced Project Skills (20 Credits) ©
Advanced Manufacturing Technology (10 Credits) (O)
Reliability Engineering (10 Credits) (O)
Semesters 1 and 2, and end of Semester 2 onwards (80 Credits – 1 x © Module):

MSc Project (80 Credits) ©
Modules marked with an † are Level-3 modules. No more than two Level-3 modules can be chosen for the entire MSc course

Career opportunities

Our graduates find employment in a very wide range of engineering and manufacturing environments, from the aerospace, transportation and automotive sectors to process industries such as oil and gas, utility companies (e.g. water and electricity), as well as research and development. Employers of recent graduates include Ford Motor Company, Cummins, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Cameron.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
May 1, 2018 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.