Coventry University has a long and prestigious automotive, transport and engineering heritage. Our graduates are employed by automotive vehicle and system manufacturers and design professionals all over the world. Our suite of ‘Mechanical Engineering’ courses have been ranked 7th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019 and 20th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
This highly focused course has been developed in consultation with our impressive network of industry partners, including Jaguar Land Rover. It also draws on the industrial experience of academics and research activity covering the major specialisms, such as aerodynamics, powertrain, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), vehicle safety and vehicle dynamics.
Preparing you for a career in the fast-growing automotive sector, you will enhance your experimental and computer simulation skills using state-of-the-art equipment and software. You will study all the major engineering focus areas in the automotive sector including: design and metrology, structural analysis, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, powertrain and engine dynamics, vehicle refinement, vehicle development and engineering management.
To complete your MSc, you will undertake a research project linked with current University research and/or on real-world situations proposed by industry partners. Such industry-related projects are hugely popular; you will be mentored by an academic to make and test components, analyse and present your findings. Recent projects in vehicle systems, combustion, stress and dynamics, finite element analysis, automation, computational fluid dynamics included collaborations with: Microcab, Unipart, JLR, Aston Martin, GKN.
A number of modules are also delivered to industry partners, such as Jaguar Land Rover, as part of the Continuous Development Programme (CPD) they offer for their employees.