Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree (minimum Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Mathematics. Students from other disciplines with a particular interest in Sustainable Automotive Engineering may be considered. 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

To make an application to a WMG Master’s course, applications must be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/wmgmasters/entry .

You can apply now, even if you do not yet have all the necessary documents ready; if necessary we will make you a conditional offer until you provide them.

You will need to provide

  • A completed application form & application fee.
  • A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  • A transcript of marks awarded so far (if you are currently studying) OR a final transcript / degree certificate* (if you have completed your studies).
  • English test result (if applicable)
  • One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference.

Full-time and Part-time options available

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 (five core modules, and four 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.

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, or smart, connected and autonomous vehicles. 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.

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

In addition to the above core modules, four 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 - 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
£13,440
International students
£24,640

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2018.

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.

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding webpage or the University of Warwick Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

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