Glyndwr University

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

Why choose this course?

This honours degree has been designed for the automotive industry in response to the shortfall of mechanical engineers. It is for those who have a strong interest in mechanical engineering and a clear desire to develop their knowledge and skills in automotive engineering.

The course fully explores the engineering, design, analysis and development of modern cars using various race cars as support for teaching. It also puts emphasis on learning transferable skills applicable to many other industries.

Entry Requirements

UCAS code: H431

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths or Physics. 

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

The exciting range of career options open to you when you graduate includes working with car manufacturers and their supply network, in automotive research and development, in consultancy, engineering management, automotive design and in the motorsport industry.

There’s a national shortage of fully-qualified engineers in the automotive industry; with a degree in automotive technology, you’ll stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding employment.

Opportunities include (but are not limited to):

  • Race car dynamics
  • Motorsport electronics
  • Chassis engineering
  • Performance car structures
  • Electronic technologies
  • Performance engines

Course Details

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

The vast majority of the key knowledge is reviewed and expanded at this stage. All lectures are followed by tutorials and practicals/demonstrations to ensure that you have fully assimilated the information.

MODULES

  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical Science
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Design and Practice
  • Automotive Systems

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

At this level, the teaching team starts to encourage the students to work and learn by themselves. We are not only preparing you to be a knowledgeable practitioner, but we are also preparing you to become a reliable and independent problem solver.

MODULES

  • Business, Research & Professional Development
  • Automotive Design
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Mechanics & Design
  • Structures Analysis
  • Internal Combustion Engine Systems

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

This is the final year of the bachelor degree. The first semester is generally focussing on developing specific automotive knowledge. Your individual project will allow you to specialise further into a field of your choice. At the end of this, you will be a graduate engineer ready for the industry!

MODULES

  • Dissertation (Honours)
  • Engineering Modelling and Simulation
  • Aerodynamics
  • Automotive Dynamics & Powertrain Analysis

Optional

  • Structural Vibration Analysis
  • Composite Materials
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