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Overview

MSc Electrical Automotive Engineering is a specialist postgraduate degree that equips you with the tools and techniques necessary to address challenges associated with the development and implementation of electrification of conventional mobility solutions. The focus of technology related economy is drastically shifting towards electrically or electronically controlled autonomous digital systems, smart communication devices, automation and robotics, controlled remotely via smart technology using green energy resources. The postgraduate programme combines principles from electrics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart mobile vehicles/ devices, powered by green electricity. For various applications, these systems and devices are required to interact with objects, know where the objects are, and be able to perform tasks such as moving the objects to a required new position.

You will be taught about smart electronics that require information from sensors that can detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals. You will 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. This will enable you to create your own systems that are smart and cognitive, developing them from imagination through to reality. The programme will also offer an optional placement year to all students, enabling you to experience the real world and effectively connect your University experience with it.

What makes this course different

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Industry 4.0 alignment

The postgraduate programme combines principles from electrics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart mobile vehicles/ devices, powered by green electricity.

Sustainability oriented

Sustainability oriented

The aim of this course is to provide a deep and comprehensive understanding of the current and evolving electric/ hybrid electric vehicles technology, concepts and challenges.

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Unique geography

Our Docklands campus is ideally placed next to Ford (Dagenham), one of our partners, who we collaborate closely on number of academic and industrial projects in automotive and mechanical engineering.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Through studying MSc Electrical Automotive Engineering, you will learn knowledge and skills to design, develop and deploy electrification of conventional mobility solutions. This new course addresses the demands of the industry and the rapid shift towards electrically or electronically controlled autonomous digital systems, smart communication devices, automation and robotics, and also machines that are controlled remotely via smart technology using green energy resources.

At the heart of your studies will be mechanisms of smart electronics that are fed with data from sensors to detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals. The systems that you will learn to design extend to electrical machines and drives, power electronics and batteries, and all aspects of vehicle’s powertrain.

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This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Mental Wealth Professional Life

    Developing the key intellectual and practical skills, and the psychological and physical determinants of human performance are increasingly critical for successful graduate-level employment, entrepreneurship and career progression in the 4th industrial revolution.

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to identify the skills, competencies and experience required for successful development prior to embarking on your university degree. It also aims to help to inform you about your future direction of study as well as providing useful insights into your potential and abilities. You will begin to recognise the areas for your own personal professional development (including emotional, social, physical, cultural and cognitive intelligences) through taught and workshop activity.

    Central to the developmental process will be for each student to cultivate the reflective skills, openness and self-awareness to enable themselves to assess what they are doing, identify areas for improvement, and confidently receive and give constructive feedback. You should also begin to acquire a range of skills in observation, research & reviewing methods, critical thinking, writing and communication.

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    Intelligent Transport Systems

    This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts of transportation policy, transportation modelling and safety, along with an understanding of the technological and legal aspects of transportation as well as an awareness of environmental issues. The objective is to provide the student with the knowledge that will enable them to become competent practitioners in transport systems and transport infrastructure areas.

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    Automation and Robotics

    This module develops the students’ knowledge and understanding of industrial and mobile robots, including other key components and software which make up robotic systems; and provides the students with knowledge of a wide range of topics in the field of robotics, including the development of robots in the context of industrial applications and mobile robots.

    Optional Modules
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    Automation and Robotics

    This module develops the students’ knowledge and understanding of industrial and mobile robots, including other key components and software which make up robotic systems; and provides the students with knowledge of a wide range of topics in the field of robotics, including the development of robots in the context of industrial applications and mobile robots.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

All modules include coursework, for which you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge to engineering projects based on real-life scenarios. The coursework will include analysis and design projects, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a research dissertation project.

You will also attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and you will work both individually and in groups.

To support the hands-on nature of this course, we have an impressive range of facilities. Our modern, well-equipped laboratories are open to students all day and include dedicated labs. We also have superb computer facilities and the very latest design and key software.

Expert feedback and support are always on offer from our dedicated team of academics, all experts in their particular disciplines.

Our MSc courses are some of the most flexible around. Engineers employed in the industry have found that the part-time model can easily be tailored to suit their personal requirements.

About the industrial placement year

This course is also available as a two year master's with an industrial placement year. The industrial placement is designed to address the demands of the profession and give students a competitive edge when it comes to their career. The industrial placement component is for a duration of an academic year, i.e., normally 30 weeks including minimum of  24 weeks of delivery time. It starts after students have successfully completed the 1st year of study, i.e., all the taught modules and the dissertation component of the MSc course which together form 180 credits. Please refer to the course specification for the summary of the course structure and further information.

Students on the MSc with Placement courses must pass all taught modules of their respective course plus dissertation to gain 180 credits, before they become eligible to progress to the next stage and undertake an industrial placement. Students on the MSc course with placement will also normally be required to fulfil the 80% attendance requirement (on all modules) to be eligible to progress to the industrial placement. Students unable to meet the above requirements to progress successfully will normally be moved to the one-year full-time version of the course and their student visa, if any, will be curtailed accordingly.

It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure their placement and the university cannot guarantee placements. The University will offer guidance and support and recommend students to many of our industrial partners that have expressed strong support and interest in the programme.

During the industrial placement period, you will undertake an internship within a partner organisation (or by means of alternative arrangements such as projects led by industry and carried out on campus) and complete a zero-credit Industrial Placement Module.

There are additional fees for the placement module (in the second year of the course), in addition to the fees for the taught modules and dissertation paid in the first year.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

We assess you through a mixture of coursework, design drawings, oral examinations, your research dissertation and an end of term exam. You will be supported throughout your journey by timely feedback and support from your academic advisor and other support structure.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Fawad Inam

Professor Inam is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE).

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Kalok Lee

Dr Lee is Programme Leader of the Mechanical Engineering course, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Member of IMechE.

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Dr Samir Morad

Dr Samir Morad is the Programme Director-BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

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Bahar K Esfahani

Dr Khayamian Esfahani is the Programme Director for BEng Product Design Engineering at the University of East London (UEL).

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Ali Abbas

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Programme Leader for MSc/PGDip Programmes in Civil and Structural Engineering

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YOUR FUTURE CAREER

An MSc qualification in electrical automotive engineering will give you a practical ability as the discipline overlaps with a number of engineering professions (i.e. automation and robotics, mechatronics, batteries, mechanical and automotive engineering). There are many career paths available, ranging from hard-core engineering to consultancy, once you have completed this course.

Many graduates choose to pursue a professional high-flying career in the expansive engineering sector, in roles such as consultants, designers, field engineers, project managers or senior managers.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.