This course provides a broad mixture of theoretical and applied engineering principles, coupled with a practical design and manufacture final project. It will lead to accreditation at full Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
An undergraduate degree (at least second class) or equivalent.
This course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.
CPD and Strategic Management
During this module you will develop your managerial skills in preparation for work in a global industry environment. You will study strategic concepts and learn how to transfer them into your own industry or specialism using a structured approach.
You will focus on managing the global future by analysis rather than by instinct and become adept at forecasting and financial analysis, while considering business ethics.
The CPD (continuing professional development) element of this module means that you will be able to contextualise and concentrate your studies in your own discipline to improve your employability.
Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis and Prevention
Forensic engineering is the study of product, process, or design failures and how these relate to international legislation and standards or, in some cases, to legal investigations.
During this module you will review the identification and advanced analysis of a range of failure modes for engineered products. You will critically appraise the design, manufacture, and material facets of failed components,
which can indicate the sources of failure, and combined with the examination of failed components, identify likely causes of failure and strategies for testing out failure mode hypotheses.
By considering misuse or original design flaws, you will review the mechanical analysis for the assessment and deduction of factors that contribute to the onset of failure, such as loading types, materials, manufacturing techniques, and environmental and structural properties, and predict failure scenarios that include brittle, ductile, fatigue, wear, and buckling failure modes. You will consider design for the prevention of failure of both metallic and non-metallic mechanical products.
Applied Internal Combustion Engine Thermosciences
This module aims to provide the scientific and technological foundations for understanding the operation, performance, and design of internal combustion engines. It should consolidate and integrate studies in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics using examples from Automotive and Motorsport engineering propulsion units.
Advanced Drive Train Dynamics
This module provides the technological foundations for understanding the factors affecting vehicle performance, fuel economy, and drivability assessment, capturing the full motion of the powertrain, along with:
torsional characteristic of transmission and driveline
conceptual architecture design
powertrain – chassis interactions.
Motorsport Environmental Management and Sustainable Engineering
This module develops your understanding of how, in the context of local, global, and competition legislation and pressures, Motorsport organisations and communities manage their environmental performance with respect to energy and materials consumption, event organisation, and industrial planning and development to maintain competitiveness within the Motorsport and environmental regulatory framework. These factors have a significant effect on strategic planning and management for those aspiring to manage in the competition Motorsport industry in the UK or internationally.
Negotiated Motorsport Technical Module
You will carry out a professional development audit, develop your learning contract, and identify specific aspects of technical study in your given specialism that may complement or extend your academic studies at masters level. This will help your application for Chartered Engineering status. This module will be taught through distance learning and you will negotiate your area of study with the module leader.
Negotiated Module: Solving Engineering Problems
You will undertake a significant work based project to solve a complex technical problem within or beyond your own area of expertise, using academic methodology and applications. You will be advised by your tutor if you need formal postgraduate study to support your technical development as part of this module.
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