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Automotive Engineering (MSc)

UWTSD Swansea started one of the first Automotive Engineering degree in 1990’s and have developed an excellent reputation in the industry.

Studying a Masters in the field of Automotive Engineering will enable you to develop the specific expertise required in the design, development, engineering, manufacturing and optimisation of vehicles.

The course has a good mix of theoretical and practical taught elements as well as excellent Automotive specific project opportunities, Automotive specific assignment work and modules which cover a wide range of Automotive related subjects while still enabling the student to tailor their study to their own needs and career aspirations.

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BEng Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H330
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HND Automotive Engineering
UCAS Code: 043H
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MSc Automotive Engineering
Contact: Andrew Gibson andrew.gibson@uwtsd.ac.uk 

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Contact Email: automotive@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Abigail Summerfield

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home: £7,800
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course?

  1. Applied engineering focussing on the Automotive application and specific requirements for graduates for this sector.
  2. Brand new Campus building with all the latest technology and dedicated workshop facilities.
  3. Specialist automotive staff with industrial experience and expertise.
  4. New dedicated Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Laboratory.
  5. A 94% Employment rate for graduates, mostly based within the Automotive Sector.

What you will learn

Course Overview

As a natural development of the success of the Automotive Engineering undergraduate programmes offered by UWTSD, the latest Masters programme aims to develop your understanding further, based upon the strong links between the University and the Industry.

The Automotive degree schemes allow students the opportunity to experience the world of Automotive engineering and development with a mix of applied and theoretical learning.

Grounded by mechanical engineering principles, students develop these themes with a particular focus on vehicle engineering and manufacture through applied examples and projects. 

Students have gained employment with Automotive companies such as McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Honda R&D, Ricardo, MAHLE and many others.

Module Topics
  • Master’s Project
  • Engine Performance and Emissions
  • Hybrid Powertrain and Control
  • Advance Vehicle Dynamic Behaviour
  • Mechanisms of Material Failure
  • Structural Integrity and Material Evaluation
  • Research Methods and Professional Development

Assessment is undertaken in a wide range of formats from the traditional examination and coursework, to more ‘industrial’ based assessment methods such as track-side fieldwork, workshop-based tasks, computer software-based assessments and oral examinations and group seminars.  

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

An honours degree of at 2:1 or above classification in an appropriate based discipline. The nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Equivalent qualifications

These will be considered for entry onto the programme. For example, an applicant with a good HND, together with at least five years relevant experience would be considered. The candidate would be expected to provide evidence to support his/her application.

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. We will take into account your skills, achievements and work experience. Evidence of personal professional and educational experience will be sought to provide indicators of the ability of an individual to satisfy the requirements of the programme.

Career Opportunities

The graduates from the Automotive engineering pathways at UWTSD have gained employment in a wide range of engineering disciplines both inside and outside of the Automotive Engineering Industry.

Students have gained employment with Automotive companies such as McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Honda R&D, Ricardo, MAHLE and many other high-class engineering roles.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade. 

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.  To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.