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MSc (Eng) Automotive Engineering

Programme code:MSE-AUTOUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr K Kubiak Contact address:K.Kubiak@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related engineering discipline. Successful applicants will have previous studies covering advanced mathematics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials and dynamics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Mechanical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Via the Examination Procedures of the School of Mechanical Engineering

Programme specification:

The programme will provide graduates with a broad range and depth of knowledge in automotive engineering and develop skills in engineering analysis, design, manufacture and management applied to the automotive engineering industry.

The programme is designed to be individually tailored by the student to suit their particular needs and interests, by selecting modules from a range of options. It is aimed at graduate engineers who wish to pursue a career in industry using advanced engineering techniques. The programme also aims to provide in depth knowledge in specific subject areas to those graduates who are considering a research career in either industry or academia.


On completion of the course a graduate should be able to:

- demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in his/her chosen automotive engineering subject areas;
- integrate and apply their skills to the solution of a real engineering problem involving some combination of computational, experimental and theoretical techniques in a selected area of automotive engineering;
- demonstrate ability to deal with complex and contradictory knowledge, critically analyse complex problems and be able to develop new approaches to problem solving;
- critically and independently review and evaluate their own work and that of others;

- demonstrate both confidence and effectiveness in:
> communication and its support through appropriate IT facilities;
> the setting of objectives and the planning and management of time and resources;
> management and team working skills;
- approach professional problems and challenges with initiative, responsiveness, decisiveness and confidence.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MECH5185MAutomotive Chassis Engineering15 creditsSemester 1
MECH5195MAutomotive Driveline Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5495MEngineering Psychology and Human Factors15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5845MProfessional Project60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)
MECH5865MTeam Design and Build Project15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 30 credits of Advanced Engineering Skills modules:

MECH5315MEngineering Computational Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MECH5680MAdvanced Finite Element Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
MECH5770MComputational Fluid Dynamics Analysis15 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to select a further 30 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE5971MDesign Optimisation - MSc15 creditsSemester 1
MECH3470Vehicle Design and Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH5390MTribology and Surface Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5765MVehicle Systems Engineering15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 11/03/2019

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