University of Hertfordshire - BSc (Hons) Automotive Technology with Management

University of Hertfordshire

BSc (Hons) Automotive Technology with Management

This course gives you the broad-ranging skills to support the development of automotive products. It blends practical study in workshops and well- equipped labs (such as computer simulation, design, vehicle technology, production and manufacture) with management and business studies modules. A particular focus is on group work, which will enable you to develop your team-working skills and improve your employability. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to work with engineering students in designing, building and racing a Formula Student race car.

Entry Requirements

UCAS PointsA LevelBTEC
104-112BCC-BBC - Requires a minimum of 2 A LevelsRequires a Diploma in Engineering or Technology based

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/C Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

Graduates will find employment opportunities in a wide range of companies from major motor manufacturers to small automotive supply chain companies.  Jobs can vary from managing specialist laboratories/test facilities to supervision of production lines, and specialisation in CAD/CAM, to project management.  The breadth and flexibility of this course will also open doors to careers in other branches of engineering, computing or business.

Our graduates can be found in all areas of the automotive sector, working in specialist laboratories and test facilities, or specialising in computer-aided design to make high-performance automotive products. The breadth and flexibility of this course will also open doors to careers in other branches of engineering, computing and business.

Course Details

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning with most modules delivered through a combination of traditional face to face teaching and distance learning through the university's StudyNet web based facility.  StudyNet allows students to access electronic learning resources, electronic discussion with staff and other students, and, for some modules, submit coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world!  With a heavy emphasis on Computer Aided Engineering, the school has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible.  The School also operate an open access laboratory policy of when possible students doing experiments in their own time.

What you will learn

Rapid changes in technology and global business structures mean that today's graduates need to be flexible and versatile. This broad-based automotive course, covering computer simulation and design, vehicle technology, production, manufacture, management and business studies equips you for a wide variety of career paths.

In the first year of this BSc Honours degree course in Automotive Technology with Management you will gain a good grounding in engineering, covering technology, information technology and management. You're also introduced to fundamentals of vehicle design covering engines, powertrain, body, steering, suspension and vehicle systems, and will study the structure of the automotive industry.

In your second year you will extend your knowledge of core technologies, IT and business skills as they are applied within the automotive sector. This includes vehicle design, and the factors that influence it, together with vehicle aerodynamics including wind tunnel testing. You will develop IT expertise in CAD and CAM, simulation and analysis techniques. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with the Class 200 Formula Student car, developing the previous year's Formula Student entry.

In your final year you will concentrate on the application of automotive technology - including automotive body engineering, chassis and powertrain technology - and key business skills. A vehicle design project fosters teamwork capabilities that employers value, and you have the chance to develop more specialist knowledge by exploring a topic that particularly interests you. You also have the opportunity to be involved with the development of the University's entry to the Formula Student competition.

Year 1

Mechanical experimental engineering
Engineering statistics
Career skills development
Introduction to design for technologists
Introduction to manufacturing for technologists
Motorsport and automotive technology
Materials and electrical technology
Computing for business and technology
Introduction to practical safety for engineers
Mathematics for engineering

Year 2

Computer aided design
Computer aided manufacture
Automotive electrical systems
Product and project management
Career planning
Thermofluid experimental engineering
Engineering Operations management
Simulation and analysis techniques
Vehicle aerodynamics and design
Exchange year 12
Exchange semester

Year 3

Automotive chassis & powertrain technology
Engineering management and finance
Reliability engineering
Instrumentation and control systems
Vehicle design
BSC individual project (automotive technology)
Automotive body engineering
Industrial placement
Year abroad
Careers portfolio

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