In the modern world of vehicle design and manufacture, companies require engineers who are highly qualified and possess specialised skills. You can gain experience and take advantage of our links with industry leaders like Aston Martin and JLR on our Automotive Engineering MSc.
If you have an interest in road vehicles and a mechanical or automotive background, this course will provide you with technical and managerial skills and expertise that are highly sought after by the automotive industry.
We will equip you with the knowhow to design and test vehicles that are more fuel efficient, refined and safe, by studying the design, performance and operation of automotive powertrains and vehicle systems, examining individual components and entire vehicles. Both could lead to careers as Automotive Engineering specialists in a wide range of engineering, manufacturing, and service organisations.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course is designed to further your knowledge of all of the key aspects related to the automotive sector, from managing projects to design, analysis and the introduction and implementation of new technologies within the sector.
It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of design processes and the ability to generate innovative designs for products, systems, components or processes. We will develop, learn and apply new theories, concepts and methods in novel and challenging situations, analysing emerging technologies, analytical techniques and assessing their limitations. We aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to analyse and assess commercial risks, management and business practices, associated with the introduction in new situations and environments.
There is a strong component of Computer Aided Engineering across the modules studied. From Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Multibody Simulations (MBS). You will have the opportunity to use or improve your existing knowledge of state-of-the-art engineering simulation software currently in use in the automotive sector. You will get the chance to apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in untried areas and environments.
The course has a strong focus on the current demands of the automotive industry and will provide you with an opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required to be able to start making a positive contribution to the company they work for from day one.
Industry-related projects will give you a feel of what the demands and expectations will be at their future workplace, as well as enabling you to practice and apply your skills to real engineering projects. You can also gain practical, hands-on experience in preparing, running and analysing results from experimental testing and numerical analysis.
The Faculty enjoys close links with employers in the performance engineering industry, including Red Bull Racing, the Auto-Cycle Union, Lotus Cars, Penske Racing and Triumph Motorcycles, as well global manufacturers Jaguar Land Rover, Prodrive, MIRA, Whale Tankers and BAE Systems.
As a postgraduate student, you can also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Our Master’s provides a route into many careers with the global automotive engineering industry. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for JLR, Honda, Bentley and a large number of OEMs.
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