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Automotive Engineering (with placement year) BEng (Hons)

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Automotive technologies have changed dramatically over the last five years, with electrification and connectivity being central to the future of the industry. Manufacturers are modernising engineering activities accordingly, with significant pressure to reduce development time and cost through digitisation of the engineering process. The Automotive Engineering programme at Loughborough will enable you to specialise in subjects that are directly relevant to a rapidly changing industry and the future of ground transportation.Our dedicated Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering (one of only two in the UK) has been teaching Automotive Engineering and working with major UK industry for over fifty years. Our course is based on our heritage of working alongside industry, and from the outset we make use of automotive specific examples in teaching the engineering fundamentals, an approach that differs from many other automotive engineering courses in the UK. Our ongoing exchange of knowledge with industry ensures that our taught courses are immediately relevant to the problems faced by industry, today.From topics related to new powertrain architectures, to specialist modules including Battery Technology and Machine Intelligence, the course also includes more foundational topics such as Aerodynamics, Materials, Structures and Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics. These provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of the underlying and unchanging physics of automotive systems essential to modern automotive engineering. As an automotive engineer, you will make extensive use of your theoretical and analytical skills, but it is also important for you to be able to appreciate the more practical aspects of engineering. Practical activities are integral to our course, for example, by spending a week at HORIBA MIRA proving ground you will learn how to collect and analyse vehicle handling, off-road dynamics, noise measurement, braking performance and wet weather driving data. This and other ‘hands-on’ activities will enable you to put the theory you have learned into practice.Teamwork and management skills are critical to you as you develop your career and move to more senior positions. During the course you will have many opportunities to develop these skills, including working as part of a team to design a vehicle of the future. In your final year you will manage your own original research project to solve a real-world engineering problem. As these courses are taught within the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, our teaching staff are engaged in exciting research into air and ground transport which helps keep our course up-to-date. We bring together outstanding facilities, superb teaching, and strong links with industry to make sure you are completely ready for your future career.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,700per year

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University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 74 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    151 66%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    15th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    19th

    12

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