H330 BEng Automotive Engineering
H335 MEng Automotive Engineering
This course will provide the skills and knowledge you need to kick-start your career in the automotive industry.
Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Technology, we developed this degree in collaboration with industry leaders such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Ricardo. You'll benefit from the unified approach to delivery between WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) and the School of Engineering, and from industrial visits and input from leading firms in the automotive supply chain.
By gaining skills ranging from mechanical design, electronic systems, manufacturing techniques, management, ergonomics and human perception of things such as noise, vibration and performance, you'll graduate as a well-rounded automotive engineer equipped for a broad range of career options. There are plenty of opportunities for individual and group project work on topics such as gearbox analysis, examining flywheel energy storage, and developing electric powered IMechE Formula Student racing cars.
What you'll study
We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of different engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise. All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, students continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after which they can specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway. You can also switch between the three-year BEng and four-year MEng degrees if academic requirements are met.
There are nine core modules in the first year with the option to study a language in addition:
|Core modules||Optional extra module|
|Dynamics and Thermodynamics||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Electrical and Electronic Circuits|
|Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing|
|Introduction to Engineering Business Management|
|Materials for Engineering|
|Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and
|Statics and Structures|
|Core modules||Optional modules
|Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics||Failure Investigation|
|Electromechanical System Design||Motor Vehicle Technology|
|Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing||Starting a Business|
|Industrial Engineering||Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)|
|Manufacturing Engineering Design||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Technical Operations Management|
For Intercalated Year degree only
Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:
|Year in Research|
|Study Year Abroad|
|Work Placement Year|
The third year consists of an individual project and six core modules:
Automation and Robotics
CAD/CAM and Simulation
Design for Manufacture
Design for Vehicle Safety
Systems Modelling & Control
Year 4 (MEng only)
The fourth year consists of one group project, one core module and five optional modules:
|Core modules||Optional modules|
Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
|Design for Vehicle Comfort||
Automotive Materials and Processes
Design for Sustainability
|Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems|
|Fuels & Combustion|
|Fuel Cells and Energy Storage|
|Simulation of Operations|
|Supply Chain Management|
Intercalated Year Options
Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students. Options to take an intercalated year in industry, research or study abroad are reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree duration. MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad.
We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you.
Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentations, written reports and posters.
Typical destinations range from research and development positions within industrial or academic establishments, to design and manufacturing posts in car companies or the supply industries.
Flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you specialise
Options to take a year in industry, research or study abroad
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