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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc Automotive Engineering (January 2021 intake)

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MSc only)

Final award MSc
Programme title MSc Automotive Engineering (AE):
Programme code TTPT02 AE (MSc Full-time)
Length of programme MSc study is available on a full and part-time basis and the duration of the MSc programme is normally one year full time or three years part-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Full Time MSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/TTPT02

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:47:09 GMT

1. Programme Aims

 

AE
MSc

to supply the automotive industries with postgraduates having a good grounding in relevant engineering principles and the subsequent practical application to relevant product design.

X

to provide a broad-based and sound education in advanced topics of relevance to automotive  engineering via in-depth study and an understanding of selected engineering science topics and the application of fundamental principles to the design and development of engineering products and systems.

X

to develop an integrated systems engineering viewpoint for automotive product design, with specific skills in formulating engineering systems in terms of function and performance and to provide insights into the essential skills, such as multi-criteria decision-making and other facets of a systems approach to managing complex projects

X

 

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Benchmark statements for Engineering
  • QAA for Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)
  • EC (UK) Specification for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC)
  • I.Mech.E Educational Base

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate

 

AE
MSc

knowledge and understanding of a systems viewpoint for automotive product development and manufacture together with an ability to formulate automotive engineering systems in terms of their function and performance.

X

a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Automotive Engineering

X

a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theoretical methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Automotive systems.

X

an extensive knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles, theories and current practice in automotive product development and the limitations of such concepts, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline.

X

a wide knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of complex vehicle systems and the ability to analyse and synthesise such systems

X

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

 

 

AE
MSc

demonstrate an integrated systems engineering viewpoint for automotive product design, development and manufacture and specific skills in formulating engineering systems in terms of function and performance

X

integrate knowledge in the automotive field using mathematics, science, information technology, design and engineering practice

X

model and analyse complex automotive systems using appropriate concepts, scientific principles, mathematical methods, while recognising the limitations of such analysis

X

innovate in solving novel and challenging problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions

X

apply the concepts of sustainable engineering while solving problems and being aware of future trends

X

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate the practical skills of 

 

AE
MSc

applying modelling techniques and software to engineering problems

X

conducting  and analysing experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions

X

independent planning and execution of projects which relate to Automotive systems engineering.

X

 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to

 

AE
MSc

communicate effectively

X

generate and analyse data to solve complex engineering problems

X

optimise use of resources and time in project planning and implementation

X

undertake technical roles in a team working the development of vehicle systems

X

learn independently and be familiar with how to access key information

X

sort, manipulate and present data in a way which facilitates effective analysis and decision making

X

critically appraise engineering problems.

X

 

 

4. Programme structure

 

Semesters 1 and 2, 2020/2021 (January/February 2021)

In discussion with the Programme Director, students must select two modules from the list below (total modular weight 40). Module availability may be subject to change, dependent on student numbers.   

Code

Module Title

Modular weight

Semester

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performances

20

1/2

TTP452

Vehicle Aerodynamics

20

1/2

TTP404

Vehicle Dynamics

20

1/2

TTP408

Vehicle Systems Integration

20

1/2

 

Semester 2, 2020/2021 (February to June 2021)

COMPULSORY MODULES (Total modular weight 60)

Code

Module Title

Modular weight

Semester

TTP401

Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains

20

2

TTP402

Body Engineering

20

2

TTP451

Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

20

2

TTP409

Autonomous Vehicle Systems

20

2

 

Semester 3, 2020/2021 (June to September 2021)

COMPULSORY MODULE (Total modular weight 60)

Code

Module Title

Modular weight

Semester

TTP305

Project full time study

60

3

 

Semester 1, 2021/2022 (October 2021 to January 2022)

One module in the list below not studied in Semesters 1 and 2, 2020/2021 (January/February 2021) must be taken (Total modular weight 20)

Code

Module Title

Modular weight

Semester

TTP301

Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performances

20

1

TTP452

Vehicle Aerodynamics

20

1

TTP404

Vehicle Dynamics

20

1

TTP408

Vehicle Systems Integration

20

1

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

This Section outlines the specific modules required for each degree award.

5.1 In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must not only satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

5.2 All candidates are required to make themselves available for an oral examination on their project work.

5.3 Re-assessment of modules for candidates eligible under Regulation XXI may take place in the University’s Special Assessment Period where suitable modules are available.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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