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Year of Entry 2021/22
BEng (Honours)

Automotive Engineering with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Engineering

Specialise in the exciting field of automotive engineering whilst exploring the fundamental principles of engineering that open up a range of career opportunities, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A027
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn the underpinning science, maths and engineering principles to be a successful practitioner in the automotive industry.
  • Gain an appreciation of the wider multidisciplinary engineering context.
  • Understand the economic, environmental and social implications of automotive production.
  • Become an expert in vehicle-specific systems and their safe operation.

 

Become a high-quality graduate engineer with specialist knowledge of automotive technology – as well as the professional and personal skills required for a successful career. Prepare to work in vehicle design, vehicle dynamic and control, product, manufacturing, testing, service, maintenance, R&D or other commercial engineering enterprises.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other engineering, maths and physics foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You’ll experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We’ve designed a balanced mix of activities to help you build knowledge and understanding, while also developing your professional skills and employability. We use practical laboratories and computer simulations to enhance your learning – with lab experiments designed to reinforce your learning of theoretical concepts.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops
  • laboratory work

Course leaders and tutors

Tim Spencer
Tim Spencer
Research Fellow

Tim's research at MERI involves the application of theory and simulation techniques for the predictive modelling of real life systems that involve fluids.

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Although optional (and competitive), a placement is actively encouraged to improve your employability at the end of the degree significantly.

Competitions

You’ll get the opportunity to take part in national and international engineering competitions, including

  • Formula Student – where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix
  • the Heavy Lift Challenge – which involves designing and building a remote-controlled aircraft 
  • Engineers Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world
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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • manufacturing
  • design research and development
  • production
  • automotive transport
  • building services
  • medical engineering
  • sport equipment design
  • power generation
  • alternative energy
  • automation and robotics
  • product testing
  • project management
  • aerospace

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • ZF TRW
  • LUK (UK)
  • Caterpillar
  • Intertec UK
  • DJ Engineering Services
  • Prospec
  • AMETEK
  • Nissan
  • Bentley Motors 
  • BMW Manufacturing
  • EDF Energy
  • General Motors
  • Kongsberg Automotive
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Cummins
  • Severn Controls
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Unilever
  • Reckitt Benckiser

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will gain access to our cutting-edge teaching spaces, laboratories and workshops including:

  • rapid prototyping equipment to create accurate prototypes of product designs from CAD-generated information, and a 5-axis machining centre which completes the CAD/CAM cycle
  • computer simulations 
  • a robotics laboratory to study computer-controlled manufacturing equipment
  • an automotive workshop for engine testing
  • a wind tunnel for aerodynamic studies
  • a steering and suspension test rig for vehicle technology and dynamics

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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including at least 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


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Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Electrical And Electronic Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Investigations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Mathematics 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Functions And Calculus Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamental Engineering Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Materials And Manufacturing Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D. Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Maths And Control Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermodynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Vehicle Component Designs Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Vehicle Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Performance Engines And Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Vehicle Body Design And Styling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Vehicle Dynamics And Structural Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Vehicle Production Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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