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Certificates In Automotive Engineering

Programme information

We offer Postgraduate Certificates for engineering professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a particular area of automotive engineering.

We offer a range of Postgraduate Certificates all designed to develop the skills of trained engineers to become specialists in particular disciplines within automotive engineering. They all share a particular emphasis on the skills to use simulation and test tools to develop the understanding required to resolve problems and engineer better products.
 
The Certificates integrate engineering fundamentals, practical simulation and real world whole-vehicle testing to develop the understanding required to resolve problems and engineer better products. Each of the Postgraduate Certificates consists of a set of three modules from our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc programme which is accredited by the IMechE. We also offer each module as a short course.

We currently offer three certificates:

  • Powertrain Simulation and Test
  • Intelligent Vehicle Systems
  • Body and Chassis Simulation and Test
The programme has high levels of flexibility to accommodate students that require only a single module or where a student wishes to pursue the programme to a full MSc. The structure also provides for students to change path and progress through the qualification levels.
 
Exercises at MIRA proving ground and in Loughborough laboratory facilities are integrated into the certificates as a means of achieving the best possible learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in engineering or physical sciences. In exceptional circumstances, students may be accepted with extensive experience in the automotive industry.

 

Modules

Certificate in Powertrain Simulation and Test

The overall aim is to develop the underlying skills to engineer, analyse and develop conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains in the context of the vehicle attributes and overall product development process.

The certificate consists of three modules:

• Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance

• Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains

• Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

For a description of the content of these modules click here


Certificate in Intelligent Vehicle Systems

The overall aim is to develop the knowledge and skills to develop, analyse and  implement intelligent features and autonomous functions on road vehicles. The certificate develops this in the context of the fundamentals of autonomous control, vehicle dynamic performance and simulation capability.

The certificate consists of three modules:

• Vehicle Dynamics and Control

• Vehicle Systems Integration

• Autonomous Vehicle Systems

For a description of the content of these modules click here.


Certificate in Body and Chassis Simulation and Test

The overall aim is to develop the engineering skills required to analyse and develop body and chassis systems. The certificate develops this in the context of primary vehicle systems for example vehicle braking systems and core vehicle attributes, such as Vehicle NVH, body structures and crashworthiness. 

The certificate consists of three modules:

• Vehicle Systems Analysis

• Body Engineering

• Vehicle Aerodynamics

For a description of the content of these modules click here.

Assessment

Please contact the department for details.

 

Careers

These courses are generally undertaken by engineers already working in the industry who wish to learn more about, or focus on, a particular area of automotive engineering.

 

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. To find out more visit Fees and financing your studies.