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Automotive Engineering with Electric PropulsionUniversity of Bath
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Location: University of Bath
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 12 months
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Stand out from the crowd in the competitive automotive sector as a mechanical engineer with electric propulsion expertise.The future of the automotive industry needs a new type of engineer, someone who is in their element with complex propulsion systems incorporating combustion engines, electric machines, and batteries. We've designed a bespoke course to prepare mechanical engineers for the electrification of their sector.Your studies will focus on the design, performance, and operation of automotive powertrains and vehicle systems. We'll teach you about electrical components, and their mechanical contexts and constraints. This means you'll understand both the fundamental principles of batteries, power electronics, and motors, as well as how to integrate these into a system. By the end of your course, you should be able to analyse vehicle requirements to design and specify different types of propulsion systems.Industry needs innovative engineers who can create sustainable solutions for the next generation of vehicles. To truly contribute to the future of your sector you will need a diverse and transferable skill set. During your course, you will cover the breadth of modern automotive engineering and explore in detail all aspects of automotive propulsion, from batteries and electric motors to advanced combustion engines and their fuels. Alongside this, you will have developed skills in engineering project management, as well as vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics.You'll work independently, and in teams, on projects based on real industrial problems. In your first two semesters, you'll have the opportunity to learn by putting ideas to the test, both in computer lab sessions, as well as hands-on laboratory sessions. We'll give you the opportunity to develop your technical, professional, and research skills, so you are prepared for the workplace or to begin a career in academia.Learn from experts in the fieldAt Bath, we've been researching within the automotive sector for over 40 years. From downsizing internal combustion engines and turbo-charging small engines, to alternative fuels, hybrid vehicles, fuel cells and electric vehicles, our course draws on our specialist automotive research activities.Our new Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) will further support the automotive industry in developing ultra-low and zero emission vehicles. Our academics are the heart of IAAPS and bring their automotive engineering expertise and industry connections to their teaching.Use specialist facilitiesYou'll have access to control, simulation, and rapid prototyping equipment during your degree. To support your chosen dissertation specialism, you might also use some of our research facilities. This could include our specialist automotive equipment, such as a chassis dynamometer or engine and electric motor research platforms. We also have emissions measurement facilities, a battery emulator, and a turbocharger test facility.Start your future hereOur course's mix of theory, project work, and research dissertation means that you will develop a range of advanced engineering skills to pursue a career in the automotive sector. Our past graduates have secured jobs such as:
A first or strong second class UK honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Maths. Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components).
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in all components)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Bath, Engineering. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
When attending the university from outside the UK, there is a variety of help and assistance available to students. This starts from the application process and goes right through the time spent at the university. There is practical help including how to accept the offer to attend the university and organising legal paperwork such as visas and immigration papers. There is also help with English language skills for those who donâ€™t speak the language and an international induction program to assist with integration within the city and area. There is even help with accommodation eligibility and student funding where needed as well as an airport collection service. The Student Union is recognised as one of the top organisations of its kind in the country and runs over 100 clubs from sports to arts, cultural and interest to faith societies. Notable among these are the Bath RAG, which raises money for local charities; the Arts Society that includes theatre, musicals, dance and other performance arts and three student media outlets. Sport plays a very important part of student life at the university and the sports are organised by TeamBath. It has one of the best sports facilities in the UK spread over three locations with two on Claverton Down and the third a few miles away in Combe Down. Facilities rank from fitness suites, squash courts, athletics tracks, basketball and badminton courts as well as centres for sports medicine and science.