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    Full time & Part time available

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    Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 3 years

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

Our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc programme aims to provide those of you with an interest in the automotive industry with knowledge and technical expertise in a wide range of automotive disciplines.

Our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc programme was created in partnership with companies such as the Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover.

We have a strong and growing research programme with world-class research activities and facilities. We have four major research groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering. Each group works on a variety of research topics, ranging from the development of new low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine engines, through to fundamental investigations into the operation of hydrogen powered fuel cells.

Our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (towards Chartered status).

A key element of our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc programme is the opportunity for you to access the vehicle proving ground facilities at Horiba MIRA Ltd near Nuneaton. In addition, you will have use of MATLAB and Simulink software for technical computation.

What you'll study

Our Automotive Systems Engineering MSc is designed to provide a broad-based and sound education in advanced topics of relevance to automotive engineering via in-depth study.


Automotive Systems Engineering MSc covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.


  • MSc Project (60 credits)


  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems (20 Credits)
  • Body Engineering (20 Credits)
  • Powertrain Calibration Optimisation (20 Credits)
  • Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains (20 Credits)
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics (20 Credits)
  • Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performance (20 Credits)
  • Vehicle Dynamics (20 Credits)
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration (20 Credits)

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Practical sessions

Your personal and professional development

Our Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Our graduates from Automotive Systems Engineering MSc work primarily in product design and development groups, and are sought after by a wide range of automotive companies. Students who wish to pursue other careers are well-equipped to work in a wide range of sectors within the vehicle industry.

Graduate destinations

Previous graduate destinations include:

  • Key Account Manager, BFCEC
  • Automotive Instructor, Bahrain Training Institute
  • Software Engineer, Changan UK R&D Center
  • Structural Dynamics Engineer, EADS Astrium (France)
  • Estimator, Galliford Try
  • Purchase Engineer, J J Electric Ltd (Thailand)
  • multiple job roles including Electrical Engineer, Chassis Electronics Intern, Automotive Engineer, Chassis Electronics Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Powertrain Specialist Engineer, Project Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics CAE Analyst, and Electrical Systems Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Graduate Production Engineering, Shell
  • Testing Engineer, TVS Motor company (India)

Your personal development

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:

  • communicate effectively
  • generate and analyse data to solve complex engineering problems
  • optimise use of resources and time in project planning and implementation
  • undertake technical roles in a team working the development of vehicle systems
  • learn independently and be familiar with how to access key information
  • sort, manipulate and present data in a way which facilitates effective analysis and decision making
  • critically appraise engineering problems.

Visit the Automotive Systems Engineering MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!





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