Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


18 Apr 2019

Auto MSc Students Visit Motor Museum and Manufacturing Plant

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On 27th February, postgraduate automotive students from the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, visited the British Motor Museum in Gaydon and the Jaguar F-PACE manufacturing plant in Solihull.

The students were accompanied by Dr Thomas Steffen - Senior Lecturer in Control Engineering and Programme Director for the MSc Automotive Systems Engineering.

Thomas stated:

"The unseasonably warm weather made this a great day out in the Midlands. The technical highlight was the body in white manufacturing line for the all aluminium body of the F-PACE, which uses bonding and rivets instead of the conventional spot welding approach.

Historically more important was a Jaguar 1955 Mark VIIM driven by the Queen Mother herself, and a great selection of Jaguar E-Type vehicles in the museum."

The students seemed to enjoy their visit, as can be seen in the image above!