Our new Advanced Automotive and Autonomous Technology (AAAT) programme has been designed to address the needs of a rapidly changing automotive industry; an industry that will require engineers with a unique set of skills that draw upon a range of engineering disciplines.
The structure of the Advanced Automotive Technology programme has been designed to expose you to the latest automotive technology and thus draws upon a number of areas across engineering such as: engines, automation, control, vehicle dynamics and noise vibration and harshness (NVH) and advanced manufacture. The breadth of this programme will provide you with the necessary skills to work within a wide range of areas within the automotive sector.
The MSc programme is taught over one year full-time and consists of four 30 credit modules and one 60 credit module.
Automotive NVH and Measurement and Analysis
Engine and Hybrid Technology and Emission Control
Dissertation (60 credits)
Penetration Testing and Exploit Development
The majority of the teaching and learning will be delivered through lectures and tutorials. Group laboratory work will be undertaken in a purpose built automotive laboratory and will be used to relate theory to practical application. There will also be a strong emphasis in developing the skills for guided self-learning.
There is currently a skills shortage of engineers in the UK within the connected and autonomous vehicles technologies sector.
It has been proposed that the autonomous vehicle technology sector will generate substantial employment opportunities in the supply of autonomous vehicles and the associated technology. This programme has therefore been designed so that following completion of the degree you will be equipped with the necessary skills to gain employment within a rapidly changing sector.
The university has strong links with industry covering companies that span the automotive supply chain. These links with industry have either come through collaborative R&D projects or through the commercial testing of products/ components. The knowledge gained through these engagements all feed into teaching and learning and contextualizing learning to real-world applications.