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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (Automotive) MSc

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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year

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  • Last Updated

    09 August 2019

The automotive sector is changing, car manufacturers and technology companies are rapidly developing new autonomous technologies that will redefine the future of transport. With the rapid adoption of smart vehicle functions industry require a unique set of skills from the engineers and programmers developing them. The MSc in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (Automotive) will develop your technical and transferable skills in advanced computing, robotics and network-enabled technologies to prepare you for a career within the automotive sector.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for engineering, science, mathematics and computing graduates alongside experienced engineers who are interested in a career in the automotive or intelligent mobility sectors. The course is intended to equip its graduates with skills that will be of immediate use but will also develop them for senior technical and business leadership roles in future. With the growing demand for highly skilled professionals both within automotive manufacturers and the high technology supply chain, successfully completing this course will provide a distinctive skill set that graduates will find useful in securing employment globally.

Why this course?

Cranfield has a long and excellent track record in graduate courses for the automotive industry, a strong track record in research, and strong links and collaborations with the automotive OEM and Tier 1 companies and their supply chains. Cranfield has an exceptionally high level of engagement with industry, and our graduates are highly valued.

As a postgraduate-only university, Cranfield University is well suited to the needs of those studying at Masters’ level, and has excellent facilities to support teaching and learning. We are located near Milton Keynes, which is emerging as a centre of excellence for connected and autonomous vehicles. We are placed centrally in the Oxford-Cambridge ‘arc’, noted for its enterprise in technology.

Cranfield has recently opened a new Intelligent Mobility Engineering Centre (IMEC) and the Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI, a test ground for connected and autonomous vehicle engineering), both of which are used to support teaching across the automotive subject spectrum.

Informed by Industry

The MSc in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (Automotive) is directed by an Industrial Advisory Panel comprising senior engineers from the automotive sector. This maintains course relevancy and ensures that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. You will have the opportunity to meet this panel and present your individual research project to them at an annual event held in July. Panel members include:

  • Mr Rod J Calvert OBE (Chair), Automotive Management Consultant
  • Mr Steven Miles, Ford Motor Company Ltd
  • Mr Clive Crewe, AVL
  • Mr Peter Stoker, Millbrook
  • Mr Stefan Strahnz, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport
  • Mr Simon Dowson, Delta Motorsport
  • Mr Paul McCarthy, JCB Power Systems
  • Mr Steve Swift, Emerald Automotive
  • Mr Doug Cross, Flybrid Automotive Ltd
  • Mr Steve Henson, Barclays
  • Dr Leon Rosario, Ricardo
  • Mr David Hudson, Tata Motors
  • Mr Tobias Knichel, Punch Flybrid Limited
  • Mr Iain Bomphray, Williams Advanced Engineering
  • Mr Keith Benjamin, Jaguar Land Rover

Visit the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering (Automotive) MSc page on the Cranfield University website for more details!




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