Enhancing your employability skills
There is a high demand for graduates with the skills and knowledge provided by this course. According to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), there is a skills crisis in the UK engineering and technology sectors, with 87, 000 more engineers needed each year for the next 10 years alone.
Our course is highly respected by the industry. Our graduates typically enter work with blue chip engineering companies, and are expected to progress to Chartered Engineer status.
When you study with us you’ll learn all the key aspects of automotive engineering that will help you to get a job and you’ll have the intellectual, technical and personal qualities needed to implement new technologies in the automotive engineering sector.
Wherever possible, we involve employers in curriculum planning and many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they maintain their knowledge of the latest developments.
This strong partnership means you benefit throughout your time with us, because you have access to some of the world’s leading car companies, including Bentley, Morgan, Jaguar Land Rover, and Ford.
It’s why many of our graduates have gone on to start very successful careers in a wide variety of roles in the industry, in areas ranging from development or design and performance engineering to automotive marketing.
International student, Sourabh Joshi, praised the facilities and the labs, which are all equipped with industry-standard technology.
“The ratio of theory to practical is around 60:40, which means we got a lot of hands-on experience, which is very handy after graduation, ” he said. “As I have an internationally recognised qualification and a degree from a very renowned university, I have many options.”
Peter Adamsen had studied at our Danish partner institution Aarhus Tech before he joined us to further his expertise in automotive engineering.
“The fact that the course is focused as much as it is on automotive engineering, while still covering the important parts of a mechanical engineering degree, gives the course a lot of credibility, ” he said.
“It is taught by people with many years of industry experience and includes teaching in several software packages relevant to industry.
With the way the modules link together, I can transfer what I learn in one module to another; for example, skills in Mathematical Analysis can be transferred to Mechanics and Dynamics, and those skills can again be transferred into Chassis and Suspension. Along the way, the course has provided me with insight into the business and industry of automotive engineering simply through being taught by staff with industry experience – something that is invaluable.”