Use your knowledge to specialise in an evolving area of technology and develop the management skills to play a part in the future of the automotive industry.
Our course teaches you how to use the knowledge from your first degree to further your education and specialise in automotive technology. You’ll combine your studies in technology with business and management theory to meet the current and future needs of the automotive sector.
At the start of your course, you’ll be set a topical automotive theme to carry through into group projects. This ensures the subject-based units are current and relevant to professional practice in the industry. It also gives you the benefit of a personalised learning pathway. We’ll introduce you to key scientific principles in automotive technology and give you specialist insight into the subject to help you build on your existing skills. Your studies will cover some of the leading areas of development in industry such as advanced propulsion systems, sustainable mobility and innovation for a zero carbon economy.
Exploring a range of automotive engineering applications and technologies, you’ll consider their impact, analysing past failures and predicting future challenges and successes. You’ll develop systems-thinking approaches to understand the breadth of challenges faced in the sector such as moral, ethical and sustainability issues.
Complementing your technology studies, you’ll learn about business and management in the automotive sector. You’ll cover areas such as resource management, business processes, business theory, and change management. A key part is our ‘practice track’ business project, which allows you to work on a real engineering management challenge together with an industrial partner. In this you’ll explore new and existing business models, including innovative and conscientious partnerships that balance economic growth with the impact of their activity on society.
Learn from experts in the field
We’ve been researching within the automotive sector for over 40 years so you’ll learn from academics active in researching the latest in automotive engineering. They are dedicated to transferring this knowledge to your learning experience so you get the benefit of their expertise. As well as academic support, you’ll benefit from our links with industry. Your practice track project will be sponsored by a company with a real problem they want you to solve. And you’ll also have the benefit of an industrial mentor throughout the project.
Use specialist facilities
Throughout the course, you'll attend laboratory sessions run on our bespoke facilities that demonstrate the principles of current and future vehicles. You'll also be able to draw on the staff expertise and facilities of our new Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS).
Start your future here
Supporting you and your studies so that you can graduate ready to advance your career is important for us. As part of your course, you’ll study professional development to build your research, communication and project management skills.
We expect graduates from this course to go on to work as managers in the automotive industry. They are likely to work in roles that draw upon both their technical expertise and ability to manage resources at large vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and large consultancies. Our past engineering graduates have secured jobs as:
- Calibration engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd
- Product engineer, Renault
- Engineering consultant, D'Appolonia
Some of our best performing students continue their studies with us through our PhD programme.