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Automotive and Motorsport Engineering  MEng (Hons)

City's MEng (Hons) Automotive and Motorsport Engineering course is designed for students who have an interest in the automotive, fuel and transport industries and/or motorsport.

Overview

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City University London's accredited Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degree is designed to train you to work in the exciting and dynamic automotive and motor racing industry. As a graduate, you will typically be employed in a car manufacturing company, managing the design and development of the next generation of vehicles, or in the motorsport sector, with one of the race teams. The course is closely associated with the international IMechE Formula Student competition.

Why study Automotive and Motorsport Engineering at City?

  • Mechanical, Energy and Automotive Engineering at City is ranked 1st in London and 4th nationally on overall satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2013).
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in the Formula Student competition in which you design, build and race your own single-seater racing car at Silverstone.
  • You have the opportunity to complete a placement after the second year. Recent placements have included roles at Ford, Jaguar Cars, Toyota, Shell and BP.

City at Silverstone

City students are involved in Formula Student; designing, building and running a car at the annual event. Watch this short video of City's 2013 Formula Student team at Silverstone:


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Entry Requirements:

Typical offers require one of the following:
  • 'A' Level: 360 UCAS tariff points including Mathematics 'A' Level grade A. Physics is preferred.
  • IB: 32 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade A/300 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.
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Course Fees:

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000
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Start Date:

September 2014

UCAS code:

H330; H334 with professional placement

Entry Requirements

Typical offers require one of the following:

  • 'A' Level: 360 UCAS tariff points including Mathematics 'A' Level grade A. Physics is preferred.
  • IB: 32 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
  • 14-19 Advanced Diploma: Engineering at grade A/300 points; 'A' Level Mathematics at grade A/120 points.

Pre-requisites

Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Foundation 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 International Foundation in Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at INTO City University London means guaranteed progression to this degree.

English Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing component and 5.5 in all other components.
  • TOEFL: 87 internet-based total.
  • GCSE: English Language grade C.

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 Undergraduate 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.

When and Where

Start Date:
September 2014
Duration:
Full-time: 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.

Course Content

Automotive and Motorsport Engineering at City University London prepares you for exciting and rewarding careers requiring technical expertise, initiative and management skills. The course is closely associated with the international IMechE Formula Student competition.

Course Structure

Year one

Year one provides a broad foundation in engineering concepts with a slant towards practical applications.

Core modules:

  • Basic engineering science
  • Design
  • Engineering laboratory
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Mathematics and computing.

Year two

The second year puts increasing emphasis on application on complex mechanical systems.

Core modules:

  • Engineering management
  • Mathematics, statistics and computing
  • Mechanical and vehicle design, culminating in a team-based mechanical design and build competition
  • Engineering science: Structures, materials, fluid dynamics, mechatronics and thermodynamics, all with engineering application

Year three

The course becomes more specialised in the third year, with a detailed focus upon automotive disciplines. As well as group design projects, the individual project allows you to investigate a subject of particular interest. As part of the international IMechE Formula Student competition, you will have the opportunity to join the City Racing Team in designing, building, marketing and racing a single-seater racing car at Silverstone.

Core modules:

  • Chassis engineering
  • Internal combustion engines and vehicle powertrain
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Vehicle engineering and design.

Final year

Year four provides a multidisciplinary view of engineering design and creativity and innovation in problem-solving. You will also have the opportunity to select several specialised subjects at Masters level and a foreign language module.


Read the full MEng programme specification

Teaching and Assessment

The course is delivered as lectures, tutorials, group design, practical sessions and field trips. A combination of analytical, experimental, group interactive teaching and learning techniques encourages independent study, teamwork, communication, creativity and critical thinking.

Courses are reviewed regularly to respond to the priority needs of the engineering marketplace, meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council. You will learn from academics from the Energy and Transport Research Centre, supported by relevant specialists and visiting members of industry.

Assessment is by coursework, classroom tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork and communication skills are assessed by design group studies, reports and presentations. Practical and technical communication skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000

Funding

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

Prizes

Prizes awarded by various professional engineering bodies and the University are also available to students who continue to demonstrate good academic performance throughout their studies.

Placements

You may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Recent successful placements have been at companies including:

  • Ford
  • Jaguar Cars
  • Toyota
  • Shell
  • BP.

Career Prospects

As a graduate of the MEng (Hons) Automotive and Motorsport Engineering course, you are most likely to work in the automotive industry. You will typically be involved in automotive component research, product and process design and manufacturing, with a growing emphasis on engineering sustainability.

Professional accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and provides a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status.

Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

UCAS code: H330; H334 with professional placement


Applications for degree courses must be made through UCAS. You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.

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You can apply for up to five universities on the form. Please take care to enter the correct course code, particularly for subjects with a foundation year or with BSc and BEng options. UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each university can only see their entry and not those of other universities you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City University London is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities. You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £21 application fee. If you want to apply to City only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £11. The UCAS code for City University London is C60.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2014 should arrive at UCAS between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. Applications that arrive after 15 January 2014 will be considered only at the University's discretion. When your application is acknowledged by UCAS, you will be sent a personal identification number so that you can access your records via Track on the UCAS website.

Enquiries

For general enquiries about the admissions process, please contact the
Admissions Office.
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E: ugadmissions@city.ac.uk

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