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Year of Entry 2020/21
MEng

Automotive Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Learn the attributes for a career in automotive or other professional occupations requiring confident, innovative, organised, numerate, analytical and strategic thinkers.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 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? 128 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H331
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories
  • Enhance your ability to design, model, simulate, and manufacture innovative automotive products
  • Benefit from a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments

Become a competent engineer with the underpinning knowledge of science, physics, mathematics and technologies, and the ability to apply this knowledge to automotive systems. Develop specialist skills required for a successful career in automotive industries. The indicative content of the course covers the subjects that meet the Engineering Council Benchmarks and the requirements of the accrediting professional bodies (IMechE) within the automotive engineering framework.


Student View

Watch student Jenni Marsden talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Basilio Lenzo talk about this course.

The course is constructed under the following four threads: thermos-fluids, solid mechanics, design and engineering practice, and materials and manufacture. You develop your knowledge, understanding and skills through progressive and interdisciplinary approaches.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops
  • laboratories

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Qinling Li
Dr Qinling Li
Senior Lecturer

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Applied learning

Work placements

You will 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. Previous students have taken placements at organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, Luk (UK) Ltd, Intertec Uk, BMW Manufacturing, General Motors, Triumph Motorcycles and Unilever.

Live projects

As you progress through the course you're encouraged to take an increasingly strategic approach, ultimately managing real projects, engaging with and supporting students from lower levels as a mentor, contributing to a team project, or participating in extra-curriculum activities such as the IMechE Formula Student team, the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge competition, and Engineers without Borders challenge.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a range of engineering sectors and provides the opportunity to enter roles in 

  • R&D
  • vehicle design
  • vehicle dynamic and control
  • product manufacturing, testing, service, maintenance
  • other commercial engineering enterprises

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • ZF TRW
  • LUK (UK) Ltd
  • Caterpillar
  • Intertec UK
  • Airbus UK
  • BMW Manufacturing
  • EDF Energy
  • General Motors
  • Kongsberg Automotive
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Cummins Ltd
  • Severn Controls Limited
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Unilever
  • Reckitt Benckiser

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of fully meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • practical laboratories
  • computer simulations
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • rapid prototyping equipment to create accurate prototypes of product designs from CAD-generated information
  • 5-axis machining centre which completes the CAD/CAM cycle
  • a robotics laboratory to study computer-controlled manufacturing equipment
  • an automotive lab for engine, suspension and steering testing
  • a wind tunnel for aerodynamic studies

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 128

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications to include a Mathematics based subject AND at least one other relevant subject - Physics, Physical Science, Engineering Science, Computer Science, Chemistry or other Science/Technology subject not including general studies. For example:

  • ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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'.


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 can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20
Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 20
Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad Credits: 20
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20
Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Credits: 20
Module: Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System Credits: 20

Year 2

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 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Finite Element Method Credits: 15
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15
Module: Automotive Forensic Engineering Credits: 15
Module: Hybrid And Sustainable Vehicle Technology Credits: 15
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15
Module: Meng Group Project Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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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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