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MEng Automotive Engineering

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MEng

Automotive Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Develop the attributes and knowledge required for a successful career with the opportunity to gain a masters level qualification in automotive engineering.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 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 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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 rigorous intellectual training that explores current developments.
  • Develop specialist skills required for a successful career in automotive industries.

Become a competent engineer with the underpinning knowledge of science, physics, maths and technology – as well as the ability to apply your knowledge to automotive systems. The subjects covered on the course meet the Engineering Council Benchmarks and the requirements for accreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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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.

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 constructed under the following four threads – thermos-fluids, solid mechanics, design and engineering practice and materials and manufacture. You’ll develop your knowledge, understanding and skills through progressive and interdisciplinary approaches. We use practical laboratories and computer simulations to enhance your learning – including lab experiments designed to reinforce your learning of theoretical concepts.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops
  • laboratories
  • group work

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Qinling Li
Dr Qinling Li
Senior Lecturer

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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 your degree significantly.

Live projects

As you progress through the course you're encouraged to take an increasingly strategic approach – ultimately managing real projects, mentoring students from lower levels or contributing to a team project. 

Competitions

You may participate in a range of extracurricular activities and competitions such as the IMechE Formula Student competition, the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge competition and the Engineers Without Borders challenge.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research and development
  • vehicle design
  • vehicle dynamic and control
  • product manufacturing, testing, service and maintenance
  • production
  • automotive transport
  • sport equipment design
  • power generation
  • alternative energy
  • automation and robotics
  • product testing
  • project management
  • other commercial engineering enterprises

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

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

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

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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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will work within in 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
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • 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

Learn more about your department

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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'.


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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 can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

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 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 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

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced C.F.D. Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Finite Element Method Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Automotive Forensic Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hybrid And Sustainable Vehicle Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: M.Eng Group Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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 2022/23 is £14,415 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

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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