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This course allows you to top-up your existing qualification to a full honours degree in one year, and will equip you with the skills you need to be an accomplished Automotive Engineer.
You will cover topics such as vehicle dynamics, electrical systems, design and materials along with skills and knowledge required by professional engineers.
Please contact us to discuss part-time options.
Teaching methods on this course includes lectures, seminars, group work and practical laboratory work. You will also complete virtual work via engineering specific software. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include exams, multiple-choice tests and projects.
This course can be studied full-time and part-time. If you study full-time, you will be on campus two to three days a week. If you study across two years, part-time, you will be on campus one day per week.
Consider aspects of dynamic performance such as vehicle ride, handling, and stability. Gain an overview of developments in emission control and consider conventional internal combustion engine management systems versus the emerging electric and hybrid technologies. Acquire the ability to model vehicle system components using manual and computer-based techniques, as well as the ability to design, construct, critically analyse, and test vehicle control systems.
Explore some of the soft skills outlined in the UK-SPEC which are pre-requisites to chartered status. Develop your communication and interpersonal skills alongside the design and development of processes and systems. Discover more about project management, and some of the techniques associated with it.
Enhance your understanding of the materials needed in a wider engineering context and the interdependency of design, manufacture, economics, and environmental considerations. Undertake a design exercise based upon a real engineering problem and select the appropriate materials from which specified components or assemblies would be made. Synthesise solutions to engineering problems using the knowledge and techniques you’ve gained throughout your studies.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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The typical entry requirement is successful completion of one of the following:
There are a range of qualifications that would satisfy the entry requirements and we will consider each application individually.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual, full-time fee for this course is:
Part-time fees are £6,935 per 120 credits. Part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
*The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Students qualifying from this course are highly sought after in the local and global industrial companies ranging across many sectors.
Sunderland has a good reputation with employers. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research within major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.