Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or STEM subject, and you should have an interest in automotive innovation. 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. If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to submit an English test result equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

How to apply

For full details of how to make an application to one of our courses, please visit our How to apply web page: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/wmgmasters/entry

Months of entry

October

Course content

Designed for

SAE is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates with an interest in automotive innovation. It is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability.

What the course will provide

This course will give you 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.

Course structure and assessment

The curriculum is divided in nine taught modules (six core modules, and three elective modules) and the project. After each taught module, you will complete a post-module assignment. Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.

The project must be based on a topical aspect of sustainable automotive engineering. Projects should be of a technical nature, or relate to strategic direction of sustainable automotive technologies.

Modules

  • 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
  • Programming and Fundamental Algorithms for Scientists and Engineers*

In addition to the above core modules, three elective modules must be chosen from the full module list on our website.

Future career prospects

As an SAE graduate, you can expect to take a leadership role with a vehicle manufacturer or specialist supplier. We would expect you to become a research manager or technology leader within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have gained 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.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG Admissions team at: wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives for the University of Warwick is available on the web page here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,820
International students
£27,160

WMG will be awarding over £750,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2020.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG Excellence Scholarship, application deadline is 1st April 2020. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

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

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding webpage.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
WMG Master's Team
Email
wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889