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Future Vehicle Technologies (including Professional Practice) MSc

UK

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What will I learn?

This multidisciplinary programme bridges knowledge gaps, enabling new graduates and experienced engineers to lead the modern automotive industry in the production of intelligent, zero and ultra-low emission vehicles. This course also features the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in its second year.

Course outline and modules

The course was created to prepare the engineering professionals demanded to lead the transition process to hybrids, pure electric, autonomous and connected vehicles and develop the prospective related technologies.

It aims to provide automotive engineers and recent engineering graduates with multidisciplinary fundamental knowledge, awareness of breakthrough advancements and the necessary skills to attend the requirements of the modern electrified automotive industry.

The skills gaps addressed include a complete understanding of hybrid and electric powertrains, connected vehicles and autonomous driving, design of electric drives, low-carbon engines and fuels, and multiphysics modelling of automotive systems using advanced computational tools.

What You'll Learn

The course is tailored to the needs of the automotive and energy industries, to attain the low carbon technologies that will shape future mobility. The students will access a well-suited programme of unmatched characteristics, featuring an original blend of multidisciplinary content delivered by a large team of specialists in each individual topic.

Professional practice

The difference between this course and the MSc Future Vehicle Technologies course is that this one features a professional placement.

Taking the Professional Practice route allows you to extend the duration of your Masters to 22 months and gain valuable working experience to support your career aspirations. The placement commences after completion of your MSc dissertation and can be paid work. study abroad exchanges or unpaid research projects or even a mix of these options. You will return to Aston the following May for an intensive period on campus to draw all your learning together and finalise the assessments.

Which department am I in?

Aston Business School

Study options

Full Time (22 months)

Tuition fees
£23,200.00 (US$ 27,987) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2023

Venue

Aston University

Aston Triangle,

Birmingham,

B4 7ET, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as: have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects; have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54). If they are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, they must have studied a similar field in their undergraduate degree. For MBA, students can come from any subject background, but should have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as: have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects; have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54); and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

For international students

A 2.2 in a first degree (BEng) in engineering; IELTS 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each area; an overall TOEFL score of 93 (Reading 18, Writing 23, Listening 19, Speaking 19).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aston University

Aston University is one of the leading career-focused universities in the UK, dedicated to providing real-world experience to all students.

  • University of the Year (Guardian 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (THE Awards, 2020)
  • Scholarships for international students
  • Located in Birmingham (the UK’s second largest city)

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