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Sustainable Automotive Engineering (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1SC
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 3 years
  • Department of Study
  • WMG
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Sustainable Automotive Engineering MSc is designed for engineering or STEM graduates with an interest in automotive innovation. Warwick Manufacturing Group will develop your skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Through this course you’ll develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles. Within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance, you will learn to assess the different technology options and methods for design, system integration, and verification, that will drive the market introduction of new energy efficient vehicles. Working within WMG’s state-of-the-art facilities, you will gain from the latest innovations in research and technology management that are prerequisite for career progression within the international automotive industry. You will learn the latest innovations in research, technology management, and leadership that are pre-requisite for career progression within the international automotive industry. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.


Core Modules

  • 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
  • Programming and Fundamentals Algorithms for Scientists and Engineers

Optional Modules

Three elective modules should be selected from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to introduce additional technical, management or leadership modules in line with your career focus.


Teaching

This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.

For the taught component, we blend lectures with workshops, practical exercises, demonstrations, case studies, problem classes, syndicate exercises, and a review. Each module is delivered intensively over one full week or two half weeks.

Class sizes are kept small with 20-25 students in each of the core modules. Elective modules may be delivered through larger scale lectures and backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of assessed written work which should take around 60 hours to complete (or 110 hours for 15 credit modules). Many modules also have some in-module assessed work.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.

Leveraging the close partnerships that WMG has with key organisations within the automotive supply chain, it is envisaged that your project will have an industrial sponsor and be closely aligned with overcoming a real-world problem in the areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Many of the projects will feed directly into larger research programmes and will require you to liaise directly with senior academics, researchers, and industry partners.


Minimum requirements Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

The WMG Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award open to offer-holders across all full-time WMG programmes. Over 50 scholarships ranging from 25% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2020 entry.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from the MSc in Sustainable Automotive Engineering 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.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

To apply for this course, visit our How to Apply page for the Department. We provide tips and specific requirements for your Statement of Purpose.

You will also be able to access the Application Form from there.

We will provide more information on your selected course before submitting your application.