The automotive industry is a hugely rewarding sector to get into, if youre looking to become a leader in a thriving, global industry, working at the forefront of engineering developments, this integrated Masters course could be the ideal start. With environmentally sustainable vehicles now big business and increasing demand for new technology, products and materials, you could lead pro
Most courses at University of South Wales have the following minimum language requirements. We advise you always check the exact entry requirements before apply to any course, don't forget we are always on hand to help.
You need to have completed a Bachelor's program in engineering or medicine or a Master's program in any other field.
AABat A Level . A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualifications) from the list of A Levels.
136 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information.
DDD in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is not acceptable without an additional A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C.
In addition to A2 Mathematics, A Levels must include one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Architecture or General Engineering.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas Engineering - please note that we do not accept BTEC Computing and Operations as a qualification for entry to this course.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the Universitys entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
This module aims to introduce you to the concepts of computer assistance for engineers, and covers the basic skills of 3D modelling with a computer aided design (CAD) package used by commercial organisations. This module is primarily studio and computer laboratory based. Through a series of exercises you're supported in gaining skills in how to effectively communicate through technical drawings (studio based) for the detail design of manufactured engineering components and assemblies. Youre required to undertake a series of integrated graded exercises which will allow you to express your ideas graphically to other engineers both manually and through the medium of 3D CAD. A series of lectures in materials technology are aimed at equipping you with the knowledge of how to select appropriate materials during the design process.
Youll be required to attend a number of one day workshop practice sessions which are aimed at giving you an appreciation of some of the manufacturing processes through the use of hand tools, general engineering workshop machine tools, metal joining equipment, measuring and diagnostic equipment. Demonstrations of more complex equipment are aimed at giving you an insight into advanced processes. Youll study how a number of engineered products are made and be supported in gaining an understanding of the manufacturing processes involved in the production of products in small numbers and in large scale production.
This module aims to provide you with an appreciation of the broad role of the Professional Engineer and Technologist in society and introduces the personal skills required to succeed as a Student Engineer and as Professional Engineer. Youll be supported in gaining skills relating to problem solving, research, communication, time management and working to objectives, in both individual and team working situations. Appreciation and practical experience with respect to the role of computing and information technology is also covered. The module contains an introduction to ILP (Individual Learning Plans) and CPD (Continued Professional Development). Youll also explore broader issues, such as legal, ethical, environmental and recycling.
This module can be considered as physics related to engineering. The topics covered in this module are intended to provide you with a foundation for your future studies and are considered a basic requirement for the degree programme which follows in later years. You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and laboratories which are not only designed to provide you with theory but also help you to practice the theory in the laboratory. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts and be supported in progressing to more advanced topics, such as static analysis and dynamic analysis. The module covers displacement, velocity, acceleration, Newtons laws, energy and power (which are taught in the field of dynamics). Youll also be offered the opportunity to study such topics as forces, vectors, beams, stress analysis and structures.
The module contains a range of basic engineering mathematics including numbers, functions, linear mathematics, calculus and numerical techniques aimed at providing you with the fundamental mathematical principles you will need to apply the technical theory introduced in the engineering modules.
This module covers the fundamental concepts of the principles of operation, physical structures and properties of electrical motors and electronic devices used as driving elements and measuring instruments for mechanical systems. The practical sessions have been designed to help you explore how DC and AC machines, basic power electronics devices and sensors operate and how they can be used in the context of position and speed control within variable speed drives. Also the module contains a qualitative description of amplifiers, filters, analogue to digital conversion, resolution, range and sampling frequency in measurement systems.
This module introduces you to the engine systems and engineering principles governing the operation of automotive power units (engines and motors). You will be supported in gaining the skills to apply various experimental, analytical and computational tools to understand and design fuel supply, intake and exhaust, super charging, and cooling systems of spark-ignition (SI) and compression-ignition (CI) engines.
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of particle and rigid bodydynamic motions, andapply their principlesto machine systems and mechanisms. Youll be supported in developing an understanding of the techniques available for the analysis of machine dynamics and vibrating bodies. Through theory and practical examples, the module also covers quantifying and solving realistic problems.
This module aims to provide you with an understanding of why solid materials behave as they do and to develop your ability to analyse solid objects subjected to static loads. Youll be supported in developing your skills in the classical techniques of stress and strain analysis. Youll explore material testing and then how to select appropriate materials including metals polymers ceramics and composites based on their characteristics to suit particular operating conditions during the design process as well as how to determine why components may have failed in the field.
In this module youll be encouraged to develop your knowledge and understanding of the vehicle design processes. Youll be supported in gaining an understanding of the creative design process through lectures and by examining existing products. You'll also be supported in attempting the early stages of the process in assignment work. Youll explore risk assessment within the design process. You also have the opportunity to create engineering designs from brief through the concept stage to the final engineering design which will be represented by technical engineering drawings. Youll be introduced to the concepts of sustainable vehicle design and that of design optimisation and how to design vehicles with ease of assembly in mind.
This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in the use of 3D computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) using software packages used by commercial organisations. You'll be introduced to the many ways in which the manufacturing industry uses CAD/CAM and move onto the various development strands of 3D modelling, data exchange issues. The module expands on to the wider management issues associated with the introduction of CAD/CAM in a commercial environment, including cost justification, concurrent engineering and benchmarking. CAM areas explored include computer aided part programming, robotics and rapid prototyping. There will be particular focus on practical applications. ?
The module aims to provide you with an introduction to the major classes of manufacturing system, from small batch production to mass production, together with consideration of relevant production technology issues and the requirements for system organisation and management. It considers the essential aspects that are required to be addressed in successfully managing a manufacturing enterprise with an emphasis on operations and systems management - emphasis is given to aspects such as, machines, tooling, facilities layout and labour requirements. A group "enterprise" project, supported by an appropriate lecture programme, provides an opportunity for you to relate your knowledge to a realistic business scenario and gain experience of team working, report writing and presentation.
This course offers an optional one-year work placement after Year 2.
This module has been designed to help you develop a thorough understanding of aerodynamic features associated with moving vehicles through the use of use of theoretical, experimental and computational tools. You'll also be introduced to a commercial computational fluid dynamics package.
Finite element analysis (FEA) uses computer software to predict how a product will react to forces or loads (such as vibration, heat and other physical effects), helping to test if the product will break, wear out or do the job it was designed for. FEA is now an integral part of the design process and is often incorporated within solid modelling design packages. Its important that you gain an understanding of the theoretical basis and limitations of FEA so that you can use it correctly and effectively. This module introduces you to this knowledge and gives you the opportunity to experience using a commercial code of this type. Youll explore how to justify your analysis and how to gather the evidence to demonstrate that your analysis is reliable. Youll also be supported in expanding your skills in classical stress and strain analysis.
Engineers have a responsibility to ensure that they deliver projects on time and within budget. With this in mind this module covers the scheduling of project activity, with appropriate consideration of resource constraints and the costs required for undertaking successful projects. Youll study financial analysis in the justification of projects and approaches to risk analysis. To support this youll be introduced to project management software used by industry. The module also includes total quality management, introducing tools and techniques such as statistical process control, improvement programmes and maintenance management.Youll explore how to effectively manage the manufacture of products and the decision making processes required with regard to people, machines, materials and finance.
This module is driven by you. It gives you the opportunity to undertake a project on a topic appropriate to your course, which may be focused on an industry based problem (previously some students have brought a project back from their placement company). Your project should consist of in-depth study of an engineering problem requiring a degree of initiative and result in a written report. This aims to help you extend your intellectual abilities by, enabling you to apply and increase your knowledge in a chosen field and demonstrate your professional engineering capabilities.
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This module aims to give you an understanding of the forces exerted on a vehicle during linear motion. You'll explore drivetrain requirements and the characteristics of power plant and transmissions. You'll also examine engine performance in terms of fuel consumption and other performance related factors. Acceleration and braking performance are analysed for different vehicle configurations, performance requirements and operating conditions. The module also introduces you to suspension, steering and braking systems for ground vehicles. Various systems, associated components and characteristics are discussed and analysed.
This module aims to provide you with an enhanced understanding of system dynamics. The modelling of single-degree and multi-degree of freedom mechanical systems is considered together with control theory applied to higher order systems. You will have the opportunity to gain experience at the modelling of mechanical system dynamics using ADAMS multi-body dynamics and Matlab/Simulink software package.
This module aims to extend your knowledge of the scientific principles used in more advanced static analysis of mechanical components and systems and to understand the role that mathematical and computer based modelling plays in this type of analysis. The module allows you the opportunity to gain experience in the use of commercial analysis software to solve non-linear structural problems.
The module uses selected topics to give the student an advanced understanding of the analytical tools applied to dynamic mechanical systems. The student will develop the ability to analyse complex systems using commercial software packages. The module further provides, through theory and practical examples, the means to quantify and solve realistic problems.
This module combines the use of theoretical, experimental and computational tools to help you develop a thorough understanding of aerodynamic features associated with moving vehicles as well as air handling requirements. The module introduces you to various commercial computational fluid dynamics packages.
During this module youll be supported in taking part in a challenging group project. Typically this may lead to an entry into a competition, such as the Formula Student or the Railway Challenge events. This project will give you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of knowledge and understanding of design and manufacturing processes and methodologies.The project aims to simulate the type of work you will encounter in industry. You're expected to develop innovative design solutions which are compatible with clearly identified business/commercial objectives, within a defined budget.
This module enables you to develop an understanding of the purposes and uses of financial information, together with the ability to use quantitative skills to improve performance management and decision making within an organisation.
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To achieve advancements in the contemporary performance imperatives of quality, speed and price, enterprises need to constantly update their product portfolios. This module provides an overview and consolidation of the skills required to implement and manage the New Product Development (NPD) process within the context of a commercial enterprise. Emphasis is placed upon the evolution, development and exploitation of NPD strategies; together with consideration of innovation policies, models, culture and practice. Appropriate management methodologies are then introduced to assess new product ideas, determine feasibility, and define those products to achieve commercial gain. Module delivery is provided through formal lectures and extensive practical sessions, prior to the delivery of equally weighted group and individual project assessments.
This module aims to investigate the operating characteristics and limitations of modern internal combustion engines and hybrid configurations. Youll be introduced to software packages used by commercial organisations so you can undertake engine performance analysis, including the effects of exhaust system routing, turbochargers and superchargers. You'll have the opportunity to study the forces exerted on a vehicle during steady state and transient cornering with regard to road loads, roll over, banked tracks and adverse camber. Front, rear and 4-wheel drive configurations will be compared.
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