Automotive Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
This programme provides graduates interested in the automotive industry with knowledge and technical expertise in a wide range of automotive disciplines. The Automotive Systems Engineering programme is offered by Loughborough University.

About

Created in partnership with companies such as the Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, the programme is also aimed at existing or prospective product development engineers and those working in manufacturing, particularly those working alongside product design personnel in the context of cross-functional teams and simultaneous working practice.

Students study six taught modules from a choice of nine. In addition, full-time students undertake a university-based project and part-time students undertake an industry-based project.

The Automotive Systems Engineering programme is offered by Loughborough University.

Future career prospects

Graduates from this programme work primarily in product design and development groups and are sought after by a wide range of automotive companies. Students that wish to pursue other careers are well-equipped to work in a wide range of sectors within the vehicle industry.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • BFCEC, Key Account Manager
  • Bahrain Training Institute, Automotive Instructor
  • Changan UK R&D Center, Software Engineer
  • EADS Astrium (France), Structural Dynamics Engineer
  • Galliford Try, Estimator
  • J J Electric Ltd (Thailand), Purchase Engineer
  • Jaguar Land Rover, multiple job roles including Electrical Engineer, Chassis Electronics Intern, Automotive Engineer, Chassis Electronics Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Powertrain Specialist Engineer, Project Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics CAE Analyst, Electrical Systems Engineer; Shell, Graduate Production Engineering
  • TVS Motor company (India), Testing Engineer

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Programme modules

This programme covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

  • Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance
  • Vehicle Systems Analysis
  • Manufacturing Systems and Integrated Design
  • Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
  • Body Engineering
  • Powertrain Calibration Optimisation
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

First or upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in engineering or physical sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

540 - 620 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.