Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Automotive Systems Engineering

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, or 2½ years part-time

This programme provides graduates interested in the automotive industry with knowledge and technical expertise in a wide range of automotive disciplines.

MSc

Automotive Systems Engineering

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, or 2½ years part-time

This programme provides graduates interested in the automotive industry with knowledge and technical expertise in a wide range of automotive disciplines.

Programme information

Created in partnership with companies such as the Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, the programme is also aimed at existing or prospective product development engineers and those working in manufacturing, particularly those working alongside product design personnel in the context of cross-functional teams and simultaneous working practice.

Students study three compulsory modules and a further three modules from a choice of five. In addition, full-time students undertake a university-based project and part-time students undertake an industry-based project.

An online study support system provides additional information and materials to facilitate student discussion. 

The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (towards Chartered status).

Assessment

A combination of written examinations, reports, group oral presentations, individual project(s) and, for full-time students, project oral (verbal) presentation(s).

Entry qualification

First or upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in engineering or physical sciences.

Careers and further Study

Graduates work primarily in product design and development groups and are sought after by a wide range of automotive companies. Students that wish to pursue other careers are well-equipped to work in a wide range of sectors within the vehicle industry.

Programme modules

Core Modules
  • Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance
  • Vehicle Systems Analysis
  • Manufacturing Systems and Integrated Design
  • Project
Optional Modules
  • Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
  • Body Engineering
  • Powertrain Calibration Optimisation
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control (for full-time students only)
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

Please note that modules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date list, please visit our website or contact us E: aae.pgt@lboro.ac.uk

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 3 (Laboratory-based) £6,600 £18,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.