WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry. This degree provides 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. Modules include: Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification; Energy Storage and High Voltage Automotive Systems; Propulsion Technology for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Applications; Lightweight Materials and Structures; Systems Modelling and Simulation; and elective choices which can be selected from both technical and management related options.
The taught component of the course consists of lectures, workshops, practicals, demonstrations, problem classess, syndicate exercises, and a review.
Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
Assessment is through post module assignment (PMA) rather than exam and is based on the learning objectives of each module. Your PMA should take around 60 hours of work and consolidate the knowledge you have gained from the module.
Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.
Each module will usually last one week.
This programme has extensive industry support from national and international companies. As an SAE graduate, you can expect to take a leadership role with a vehicle manufacturer or specialist supplier. The programme is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability.