Entry requirements

* degree of UK 2:2 or above (or overseas equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Mathematics. Students from other disciplines with a particular interest in Sustainable Automotive Engineering may be considered. * 1 satisfactory academic reference (or professional if 2+ years experience) * English qualification (IELTS 6.5, PTE 62) See http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/english/.

Full-time and Part-time options available

Months of entry

October

Course content

'Develop skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products'

This course is suited to those aspiring to become Research Managers, Operations Managers, Chief Engineers and Technology Leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have 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.

WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. Our experimental facilities enable academics and industry practitioners to work together to overcome the strategic challenges of battery design and integration, vehicle lightweighting, and digital validation.
We will provide you with:
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.

Course structure:

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.

The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion.

The core modules for this MSc are:
  • Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification
  • Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems for HEV Applications
  • Propulsion Technology for HEV Applications
  • Lightweight Materials and Structures
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
Plus choose 4 from the list of modules below: -
  • Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Design for the Environment
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving with Statistics
  • Product Design and Development
  • Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology Management
  • Transport Techniques and Management
Project
Leveraging the close partnerships that WMG has with key organisations within the automotive supply chain, it is envisaged that your project will have an industrial sponsor and be closely aligned with overcoming a real-world problem in the areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Many of the projects will feed directly into larger research programmes and will require you to liaise directly with senior academics, researchers, and industry partners.

After You Graduate
As an SAE graduate, you can expect to take a leadership role with a vehicle manufacturer or specialist supplier.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team - wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/overseasapplicationsupport/

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,800
International students
£23,460

WMG will be awarding over £600,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran and Latin America.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50

Course contact details

Name
Cathy Fawcett
Email
C.R.Fawcett@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889
Fax
+44 (0) 2476 5 24783