Several factors are driving change and influencing innovation in the global automotive industry. Information about degree vacancies at Northumbria is published in the national press; and you can also find information on our dedicated Clearing web pages during this period. During your course, and particularly towards the end of it, we encourage you to make full use of the resources at our Careers and Employability Service. Michael Carter gives you his top tips on how to get ahead in Automotive Engineering and succeed in your chosen career. Automotive Engineering graduates have found employment with companies such as Mclaren Automotive, Visteon, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Nissan, Gates Powertrain and Cummins. Fuel cell technology is catching up with the hype as fuel cell vehicles become reality.
CU-ICAR is a 400-acre campus that will support the state’s efforts to build a regional automotive economic cluster, providing advanced engineering education and close linkage of academic and private sector research and development efforts. Students on the first year of an engineering course can also take advantage of a weekly support session with our Maths Support Tutor. The double degree agreement exists with a master’s program in mechanical engineering (Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica) or with one in electrical engineering (Mestrado em Engenharia Elétrica). For more information please contact Kristine Lalley at the Swanson School of Engineering.
Both the MEng and BEng courses allow you to acquire a firm foundation in engineering science as it is applied to automobile design, development and manufacture, with considerable emphasis given to the use of modern analytical and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) methods.
Thanks to our methods of teaching and learning, as well as our strong industry links and academic staff that can draw on years of relevant industry practice, our graduates typically go on to start careers in the motorsport, aerospace, and automotive industries.
While states set their own requirements, the path to licensure typically involves graduating from an ABET-accredited program, passing two exams administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and gaining the appropriate amount of work experience.