Automotive Engineering  MSc

Overview

The MSc Automotive Engineering course provides specialised knowledge of the latest technological developments in automotive applications of mechanical engineering, including internal combustion engines, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics, industry-standard CAD tools, renewable energy and alternative fuels, finite element and experimental techniques.


Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

Last year, over 80% of UK/EU postgraduate students received one of our scholarships, bursaries or prizes.


MSc Automotive Engineering, Mandar Sontakke

nullMy experience at City was one of a kind right from the day of induction right through to the graduation ceremony. The curriculum covered all the leading edge technology and their practicality. The faculty was very supportive and the library had the necessary resources. All this coupled with the industrial contacts of my supervisor helped me in securing my first job immediately after graduating. All in all, a definite thumbs up for City University London.

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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 (2014 fees)
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 (per year) (2014 fees)
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (2014 fees)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 (per year) (2014 fees)
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Start Date:

22nd September 2014

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

The normal requirement is a second class Honours degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or equivalent in an acceptable scientific or engineering discipline. Consideration will also be given to candidates who can demonstrate, work experience in an appropriate field.

Other Suitable Qualifications

INTO Postgraduate preparation Programmes

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers academic preparation programmes which focus on the skills you need. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Science and Engineering at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

Kaplan International College (KIC) London

Additionally, the University works in partnership with KIC London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Foundation and Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students including regular one-to-one tuition. Progression to the University is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London course at the required level.

English Requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:  
  • IELTS: 6.5  
  • TOEFL (internet based): 90

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study

Pre-sessional English

Visa Requirements

City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

For more information see our main Visa page.

Course Content

City University London's internationally-recognised Research Centre for Energy and the Environment's core research activities are in automotive engineering, providing excellent computational and experimental facilities, including a number of modern optical IC engines and advanced optical instruments for different optical diagnostic methods.

Course Structure

Modules include:

Core modules:  
  • Internal combustion engines  
  • Performance of internal combustion engines  
  • Vehicle engineering and design  
  • Computer-aided design with CATIA  
  • Advanced Mechatronics 

Four elective modules from:

  • Dynamics of structures  
  • Control and measurement  
  • Computational fluid dynamics  
  • Mathematical modelling in CAD  
  • Renewable energy  
  • Energy utilisation and management
Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree. Major specialisations for the dissertation include computer-aided design, vehicle design, vehicle dynamics control, engine performance design and fuel cells. 

Students interested in the above course may also be interested in the Mechanical Engineering course.

Read the full 2014 programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching

The course is taught by staff from the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and some external industrial experts. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials and seminars. Throughout the programme, teaching and learning strategies are designed to encourage independent self study and teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.

Assessment

Assessment is based on marks obtained throughout the year for coursework, class tests,  and end-of-year examinations. Modules, based on coursework only, are assessed through substantial individually designed coursework, assignments and small projects. IT skill is assessed through submitted work on CATIA design reports and computational coursework.

Read the full 2014 programme specification

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 (2014 fees)
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 (per year) (2014 fees)
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (2014 fees)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 (per year) (2014 fees)

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance.

Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers a range of generous scholarships and bursaries to applicants for this course:

Last year, over 80% of UK/EU postgraduate students received one of our scholarships, bursaries or prizes.

Career Prospects

Working with the Armed Forces

This course is compatible with The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) - an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.

If you are/have been a member of the Armed Forces, you could be entitled to financial support to take this course.


Apply for an MSc in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Disciplines

We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post to The Postgraduate Courses Offices, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB as soon as possible after submitting your online application.

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Automotive Engineering

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