M.Sc. Automotive Systems Engineering

Loughborough University

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee:
  • € 6,750 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 6,250 / Year (National)
  • £ 17,300 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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It provides students with a systems viewpoint for automotive design and manufacture, transferable skills and knowledge applicable to the workplace.

Students study three compulsory modules and a further three modules from a choice of five. In addition, full-time students undertake a university-based project and part-time students undertake an industry-based project. An online study support system provides additional information and materials to facilitate student discussion.

The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (towards Chartered status).

Contents

Compulsory Modules
* Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance
* Vehicle Systems Analysis
* Manufacturing Systems and Integrated Design
* Project

Optional Modules
* Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
* Body Engineering
* Calibration and Emissions
* Vehicle Dynamics and Control
* Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

Assessment
A combination of written examinations, reports, individual projects and, for full-time students, verbal presentations.

Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in engineering or physical sciences. In exceptional circumstances, lower academic standards may be compensated by experience in the automotive industry.

English Language requirements:

* GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
* TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice) minimum score of 100 (Internet-based test) with specific requirements for sub tests

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.

Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships

Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.

Loughborough Sports Scholarships

We understand the pressure of combining university studying with elite level sport.

In addition to the considerable benefits of first class coaching, access to world class facilities, strength and conditioning and sports medicine support, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support as well as access to a sports mentor, a life skills programme, and the opportunity for flexible study. Our Scholarship holders receive between £500 and £3,500 per year.

To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you need to have a confirmed place to study at Loughborough, and usually be competing at least at junior international level.

For full details, see the Loughborough Sport website or email sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108

Prizes

University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.

Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.

Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary

Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.

For more information contact j.sanders@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222496.

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Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (towards Chartered status.)

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