Northumbria University Newcastle - Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons)

The Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) programme will equip you with the practical skills and expertise required for a successful career as a practising automotive engineer, with the full educational basis to facilitate progression to engineering management roles.

You will have the opportunity to explore contemporary automotive engineering through a variety of modules and project-based work, with an optional year in industry during your third year. You will be taught and assisted by a well-rounded team of experienced practitioners, leading researchers, and a knowledgeable technical support team. Equipped with industry standard lab facilities, the course will provide you with an exciting and practical learning experience to apply engineering principles to real-world problems.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

A-level Mathematics and another analytical science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Physics or Technology), or recognised equivalents.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Employability is embedded at all years within the Automotive Engineering programme at Northumbria.  Our teaching focuses on the authentic application of professional knowledge and skills through independent enquiry-based learning approaches and collaboration with industry and professional bodies.

Enhancing your employment prospects and developing links with industry are important aspects of the Automotive Engineering programme.  Between your second and third years of study you will have the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement, or to study abroad, which provide you with invaluable industrial or international experience.

Course Details

Automotive Engineering at Northumbria endeavours to promote an inclusive learning environment that focuses on engagement and the development of higher-level learning objectives that prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed in a competitive industry. 

The key learning objectives the programme intends to foster are the development of problem solving and critical thinking strategies, and the application of foundational concepts and theoretical knowledge to practical real-world situations.

Consistent with industrial practice, learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the development of teamwork, communication and leadership skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.  You will learn by applying the knowledge and skills you gain from active learning sessions and independent study to contemporary engineering issues and Global challenges. 

Year One

Engineering Analytics (Core,20 Credits)
Materials & Manufacturing (Core,20 Credits)
Applied Engineering Approaches 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Statics & Dynamics (Core,20 Credits)
Thermodynamics (Core,20 Credits)
Applied Engineering Approaches 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Preparing for Placement (Optional,0 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
Integrative Engineering Approaches 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Engineering Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
Integrative Engineering Approaches 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Automotive Engineering Design (Core,20 Credits)
Automotive Fluids & Energy? (Core,20 Credits)

Year Three

Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Study abroad year (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Professional Engineering Futures (Core,20 Credits)
Automation & Mechatronics? (Optional,20 Credits)
Global Design Challenges (Optional,20 Credits)
Investigative Project (40 Credits)
Vehicle Dynamics and Control (Core,20 Credits)
Drive Cycles and Performance Modelling (Optional,20 Credits)
Vehicle Aerodynamics (Optional,20 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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