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Electrical Automotive Engineering MSc 2018/19 entry

Course code:

EECT007

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321


Overview

Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles constitutes a modern and timely area in engineering and one expected to expand very quickly in the next few years. Watch the course introduction webinar here.

Climate change and the consequent need to reduce CO2 emissions has progressively led to major advances in many modern developments of power engineering such as in photovoltaics, wind turbines, biofuels etc. The next step, which strongly affects our daily lives is transportation. Electric vehicles minimise pollution whilst increasing power efficiency. Moreover, areas such as autonomous vehicles and smart transportation grids are beginning to become reality. As a result, expertise in this demanding engineering field is in high demand in the transport industry. 

Coventry has a long history in the automotive and transport industries, and Coventry University plays a significant role in shaping the future of modern transportation. Coventry University has been a valuable partner in various projects and collaborations with industry and academia in the area of transportation, with significant experience and technical know-how. Furthermore, the Future Transport and Cities Research Centre has been established in Coventry University to organise and promote state of the art research activities in the technological field of clean transportation.

Our postgraduate course on Electrical Automotive Engineering aims to provide the expertise required to meet the modern transportation market demands. Carefully planned, it consists of a balanced mix between electric power, electronics and communications. Our vision is to create experienced and specialised engineers who will be highly sought after by the electrical automotive engineering market.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

The MSc Electrical Automotive Engineering seeks to provide a postgraduate education covering the main theoretical and practical aspects of the field. The overall aim of the MSc Electrical Automotive Engineering is to:

  • Provide a deep and comprehensive understanding of the current electric/hybrid electric vehicles technology, concepts and challenges
  • Develop academic and practical skills in electric power related areas such as electrical machines and drives, power electronics and batteries covering all aspects of the vehicle’s powertrain
  • Develop a solid background on vehicle electronics, signal processing and communications needs and challenges.

This course aims to educate graduates, typically from a mechanical/automotive engineering background, in the modern area of electrical automotive engineering and provide a valuable qualification for this growing and expanding market. 

However, graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer and Hardware Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Phsyics, Mathematics and other related fields of study in engineering/science would also have the required background to study this course and re-focus their know-how in automotive technology.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Electrical Machines
    • Power semiconductors and converters
    • Sensor and Measurement Technology
    • Automotive electronics and embedded systems
  • Semester 2

    • Automotive cybersecurity
    • Automotive Networking and Signal Processing
    • Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems
    • Global Professional Development – Entrepreneurship
  • Semester 3

    • Individual Project

In more detail...

Your main study themes are:
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Semiconductors and Converters
  • Automotive Networking and Signal Processing
  • Sensor and Measurement Technology
  • Automotive Electronics and Embedded Systems
  • Energy Storage and High Voltage Systems
  • Automotive Cybersecurity
  • Entrepreneurship

The course will be taught by lectures, laboratory practical hands on exercises, simulations laboratory exercises and supporting tutorials. In semester 3 the students will undertake their Individual Project.

The modules will be assessed by a combination of coursework and examinations.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Develop learn and apply new theories, concepts and methods.
  • Critically evaluate, model and test the operation of electrical systems and components for automotive applications.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of electrical power conversion and power flow.
  • Analyse the degradation mechanisms and ageing process of the automotive electrical and electronics systems.
  • Awareness of current standard and specifications of the on board electronics and networking system. To design and assess systems and components.
  • Develop extensive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of computer modelling and simulation software.
  • Conduct rigorous and ethical research / formal enquiry into related issues that require familiarity with a range of research sources and appropriate methodologies.
  • Demonstrate awareness and ability to critically evaluate risks, including health and safety when conducting design and tests.

The modules will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and lab activities. Typically the class contact hours will be around 12 hours per week plus 28 hours of self-directed study hours.

Internationalisation is an important aspect of this course, mainly due to the international interest and focus of the worldwide market on electrical vehicles. For this purpose, renowned overseas academics will be regularly invited to deliver seminars and lectures to our students.

Students will be encouraged to work on research-focused individual projects and in such cases they will have the opportunity to benefit from international research collaboration.

Finally, special care will be taken to divide the students into international groups in order to undertake their practical hands on laboratory testing activities with the aim of enhancing the international character of team working and collaboration.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to possess a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a Mechanical or Automotive Engineering subject, but applications from graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer and Hardware Engineering and other related technical subjects such as Mathematics or Physics, would also be considered.

Applicants without these formal qualifications, but with several years of experience in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate from the above subjects who could evidence being able to benefit from the course will also be considered.

Applicants would normally be expected to possess at least the equivalent of an upper second class honours degree in a Mechanical or Automotive Engineering subject, but applications from graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer and Hardware Engineering and other related technical subjects such as Mathematics or Physics, would also be considered.

Applicants without these formal qualifications, but with several years of experience in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate from the above subjects who could evidence being able to benefit from the course will also be considered.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Alternatively, students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining their master’s course.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Applicants would normally be expected to possess at least the equivalent of an upper second class honours degree in a Mechanical or Automotive Engineering subject, but applications from graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer and Hardware Engineering and other related technical subjects such as Mathematics or Physics, would also be considered.

Applicants without these formal qualifications, but with several years of experience in a position that would normally be occupied by an honours graduate from the above subjects who could evidence being able to benefit from the course will also be considered.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Alternatively, students may be admitted with IELTS 6.0 if they attend and pass a compulsory five-week pre-sessional English course, operated by Coventry University, before joining their master’s course.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,750 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,750 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£15,050 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

Electrification of transportation is one of the most rapidly expanding markets while manufacturers are seeking appropriately educated engineers to cover the needs in all aspects of electrical and electronic engineering focusing on electric vehicles.

Specialisation in this particular area could significantly enhance the students’ career prospects and provide excellent opportunities for a challenging, well paid and interesting job.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will contain the obligations that the University will owe to you. The 18/19 PG Contract will be published shortly.