In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or STEM subject, and you should have an interest in automotive innovation.
Candidates with a UK 2:2 (or equivalent) may be accepted upon demonstration of relevant professional experience.
The course is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability.
Months of entry
Environmental legislation is driving the automotive industry to meet emissions targets; innovative technologies are needed now, more than ever, to achieve this. Design and evaluate the sustainable vehicles of the future.
Within WMG, and the fast-paced automotive research environment in which we work, we constantly review and revise our Master’s module content to ensure it keeps up and aligns with latest research and industry trends in the sector.
The course design mirrors the System Engineering V-cycle used for product development in industry and consists of four layers. Course participants begin working at Layer 1: Stakeholder Motivations (Global, legislative, customer etc.) and progress through Layer 2: Vehicle, and Layer 3: Systems, before studying at Layer 4: Component engineering. Alongside this progression, there are additional supporting modules covering industry tools and techniques applicable at all layers and to manage the design life-cycle itself. Please see the Course Content tab for further details.
This Master's course is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates with an interest in automotive innovation. You will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products.
The course is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Through your studies, you will develop the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.
Throughout the year, you will gain a holistic understanding of the different technology options and methods for design, system integration, and verification that will drive the market introduction of new energy efficient vehicles.
You will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles. You will learn the latest innovations in research, technology management, and leadership that are pre-requisite for career progression within the international automotive industry.
Information for international students
If you are a non-native English speaker, we need to confirm that your English language competency is sufficiently good for you to get the most out of your Master's study. You therefore require you to take a SELT (Secure English Language Test) and submit your results as one of your academic requirements. If you are taking an IELTS test, we require a score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any one component). Please view our web page here for a full list of accepted tests, together with the grades required.
Fees and funding
WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2023.
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. These scholarships will award successful Offer Holders with up to 50% tuition fee reduction. For more information, please visit our scholarships web page.
For information on other funding opportunities, including our regional bursaries, please visit the WMG funding web page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- WMG Master's Team
- +44 (0) 2476 5 75889