The Department of Automotive Engineering was established in 1992 as a special department designed for the cultivation of high-tech automobile industry and since then, it has produced countless persons of talent who take pivotal roles for the social development in a variety of fields. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School of Engineering and Technology has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. You join all first-year students in the School of Engineering and Informatics in a team-based, week-long activity, the Global Design Challenge.
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.
Chartered Engineer or Associate Engineer status in Ireland can be achieved after obtaining a relevant degree or diploma and around four years of workplace experience. Throughout the course, you will get hands-on experience testing designs for automotive projects using our facilities, which include advanced simulators. An automotive engineering internship will provide students with experience in the field and offers them an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a classroom to professional situations. They are usually paid, with past students having earned an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on location. Use appropriate methods to pursue research or other detailed investigation of technical issues related with the discipline of automotive engineering.
Many of the large employers offer opportunities and you can find out about them through their individual website or your careers service. If you don’t meet the English language requirements for our degree courses, our pre-sessional English courses boost your English language skills and prepare you for studying in the UK. Professionals can practice as manufacturing engineers, inventors, quality assurance managers, technical sales managers, systems engineering managers and technical consultants. Students are educated by young, dynamic, proactive, academic personnel with industrial experience to have scientific systematic approach in solving engineering problems, sound engineering base, life-long learning habits and research abilities.
The third-generation SUV gets a sleek new look and plenty of slick technology for enhanced performance and safety. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians, and Further Mechanical Principles modules. The challenges and opportunities on the road to ‘zero deaths’ demand a new level of federal automotive safety technical standards, and a new safety-defect reporting and recall system. Other graduates conduct research within major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan. All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of program of study.