This course will give you the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of the environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.
You’ll gain holistic understanding of the different technology options and methods for design, system integration, and verification that will drive the market introduction of new energy efficient vehicles. You’ll develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles.
You will learn the latest innovations in research, technology management, and leadership that are pre-requisite for career progression within the international automotive industry.
- Cyber Security and Management (MSc)
- Cyber Security Engineering (MSc)
- e-Business Management (MSc)
- Engineering Business Management (MSc)
- Healthcare Operational Management (MSc)
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc)
- International Trade, Strategy and Operations (MSc)
- International Technology Management (MSc)
- Management for Business Excellence (MSc)
- Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management (MSc)
- Programme and Project Management (MSc)
- Service Management and Design (MSc)
- Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (MSc)
- Supply Chain and Logistics Management (MSc)
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification
- Energy Storage and High Voltage Automotive Systems for HEV Applications
- Propulsion Technology for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Applications
- Lightweight Materials and Structures
- Systems Modelling and Simulation
- Fundamentals of Computing and Programming
You will study three elective modules, which you will select from a wide list of options. If you would like to view the optional modules and their descriptions, please visit this page. Restrictions apply.
For those interested in, or studying, the part-time version of this course: module requirements remain the same, but details can be found on this page.
This course will have a combination of classroom and lab based learning. We blend seminars, practical exercises, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 20-30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures may be delivered for some elective modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm). Occasionally, modules may be split over two weeks of 20 hours per week.
There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits, and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.
Lectures (some electives only): up to 200 students
20 – 30 per class, with smaller break out groups for syndicate activities
Workshops, labs, demos, and other syndicate activities: 6-8 per group
There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.
- 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
- 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)
You can expect to take a leadership role with a vehicle manufacturer or specialist supplier. We would expect you to become a research manager or technology leader within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have gained the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.
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There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(October 2019 - October 2020)
Part-time: 3 years
(October 2019 - October 2022)
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Maths, Physics, or Computer Science.
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.
Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.
This programme is eligible for WMG’s Women in Engineering Scholarship for all women participants.
Additional Course Costs
Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.