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MSc Sustainable Automotive Engineering (SAE)

Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products
Designed for

SAE is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates with an interest in automotive innovation. This course is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Through your studies, you will develop the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.

WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.

What the course will provide?

This course will give you the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance. Throughout the year, you will gain a holistic understanding of the different technology options and methods for design, system integration, and verification that will drive the market introduction of new energy efficient vehicles. You will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles. You will learn the latest innovations in research, technology management, and leadership that are pre-requisite for career progression within the international automotive industry.

Course modules
Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification Lightweight Materials and Structures
Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems for HEV Applications Systems Modelling and Simulation
Propulsion Technology for HEV Applications

If you gain exemption from some of the compulsory modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you must choose more electives.

Elective modules

You will need to choose four elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.

You are required to pass nine modules in total as part of this Master's course.

Project

Leveraging the close partnerships that WMG has with key organisations within the automotive supply chain, it is envisaged that your project will have an industrial sponsor and be closely aligned with overcoming a real-world problem in the areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Many of the projects will feed directly into larger research programmes and will require you to liaise directly with senior academics, researchers, and industry partners.

This programme has received extensive industry support from local, national and international companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Zytek Automotive Ltd., Continental Engineering Services, TATA Consulting Services, Cenex, Potenza, Dennis Eagle and Frost Electonics Ltd.

Learning style

The taught component of the course consists of lectures, workshops, practicals, demonstrations, problem classess, syndicate exercises, and a review.

Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.

Rather than exams, each module is assessed through in-module assignments (IMA) and a post module assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of the module. Your PMA should take around 60 hours of work and consolidate the knowledge you have gained during the module week. Automotive modules include several industry speakers and real-world case studies.

Each module will usually last one week.

After you graduate

As an SAE graduate, you can expect to take a leadership role with a vehicle manufacturer or specialist supplier. We would expect you to become a research manager or technology leader within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have gained the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.

Contact us

If you have questions about this course, you can contact the Admissions Office: wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

“JLR’s ability to drive the automotive market largely depends on its ability to successfully lead high technology R&D programmes. This can only be achieved through ready availability of a skilled workforce. I strongly believe that the proposed MSc course is timely in addressing this skills shortage and the Energy and Electrical Systems group at WMG are best placed to design, develop and successfully deliver such offerings.”

Jose Lopes MPhil CEng FIET FIMechE

Head of Technical Excellence
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Start Date:
1st October 2018

Duration:
One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Application
Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Overseas applicants must obtain ATAS clearance in order to study this course.

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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