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Future Vehicle Technologies (including Professional Practice) MSc

Aston University, Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    22 months

Course summary

This multidisciplinary programme bridges knowledge gaps, enabling new graduates and experienced engineers to lead the modern automotive industry in the production of intelligent, zero and ultra-low emission vehicles. This course also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year.

Course outline and modules

The course was created to prepare the engineering professionals demanded to lead the transition process to hybrids, pure electric, autonomous and connected vehicles and develop the prospective related technologies.

It aims to provide automotive engineers and recent engineering graduates with multidisciplinary fundamental knowledge, awareness of breakthrough advancements and the necessary skills to attend the requirements of the modern electrified automotive industry.

The skills gaps addressed include a complete understanding of hybrid and electric powertrains, connected vehicles and autonomous driving, design of electric drives, low-carbon engines and fuels, and multiphysics modelling of automotive systems using advanced computational tools.

What You'll Learn

The course is tailored to the needs of the automotive and energy industries, to attain the low carbon technologies that will shape future mobility. The students will access a well-suited programme of unmatched characteristics, featuring an original blend of multidisciplinary content delivered by a large team of specialists in each individual topic.

Professional practice

The difference between this course and the MSc Future Vehicle Technologies course is that this one features a professional placement.

Taking the Professional Practice route allows you to extend the duration of your Masters to 22 months and gain valuable working experience to support your career aspirations. The placement commences after completion of your MSc dissertation and can be paid work. study abroad exchanges or unpaid research projects or even a mix of these options. You will return to Aston the following May for an intensive period on campus to draw all your learning together and finalise the assessments.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    130 59%

    37th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    35th

    9

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