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Established for over 50 years with excellent industrial links and an outstanding record for the employment of its graduates, the Automotive Engineering programme from Cranfield University has been developed to provide the industry with high calibre engineers that are equipped with the necessary skills to advance vehicle technology to meet the demands of the future.

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About

The Automotive Engineering programme from Cranfield University aims to provide graduates with the technical qualities, transferable skills and independent learning ability to make them effective in organisations that design and develop automotive products. 

Our strategic links with industry ensure that all of the course material is relevant, timely and meets the needs of organisations competing within the automotive sector. This industry-led education makes Cranfield graduates some of the most desirable in the world for automotive companies to recruit.

We offer students the opportunity to study in a postgraduate only environment where Masters' graduates can go onto secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research. You will be taught by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners, and work alongside a strong research team at Cranfield University. Industry placements are on offer during research work.

Career

Our postgraduate Automotive Engineering course provides you with the necessary skills for a career in the automotive industry. Cranfield’s automotive graduates have an excellent employment record and currently occupy positions of high responsibility in industry, such as managers of research establishments, chief engineers, engine and vehicle programme managers. Some of our graduates decide to continue their education through PhD studies with Cranfield University.

Companies that have recruited graduates of this course include:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lotus
  • Millbrook Proving Ground
  • McLaren
  • Ricardo.

Accreditation

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vehicle Design Powertrain and Performance
  • Engine Fuels and Lubrication
  • Automotive Control and Simulation
  • Vehicle Structures and Crashworthiness
  • Vehicle Dynamics, Ride and Handling
  • Vehicle Electrification and Hybridisation
  • Engine Simulation and Performance
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension Design

Audience

The MSc in Automotive Engineering is suitable for graduates in engineering, physics or mathematics, and will prepare you for a career in this exciting field, from engine design to hybrid and electric vehicles, chassis and braking operations, and much more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

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    92

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    180

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics or an applied science and demonstrable motivation for a career in automotive.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.

Tuition Fee

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    20500 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 20500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cranfield

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England 
  • Santander MSc Scholarship
  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) 
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

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