Transport is a quickly evolving branch of engineering. Demand for faster, more fuel-efficient, greener vehicles with advanced control systems in all modes of transport means that vehicle design will change considerably over the next decades. This course will help you expand your knowledge of the key science and engineering principles behind a range of vehicles. You’ll also build the skills to develop and analyse designs in a quickly changing market.
The course will provide you with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of engineering. You’ll then develop the specialist knowledge required to work on the design and analysis of road vehicles, marine vehicles and rail vehicles. You’ll also explore the supporting technology, such as automation, control systems and advanced technology. And using contemporary software, techniques and materials, you’ll be supported in developing the analytical skills and practical engineering design skills that are sought after in this fast-growing industry.
You’ll study the key concepts underpinning the design of vehicles, ranging from yachts and powerboats to trains and supercars. Along with this you’ll explore some of the technology behind advanced systems, such as automation and control, and advanced materials, including carbon fibre composites.
You’ll also learn about the important environmental aspects of future transport engineering and green transport design. This will help you respond to the challenge of making transport more environmentally friendly as emissions targets continue to increase.
Learning is hands-on, with a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You’ll have full access to our engineering laboratories which include an advanced manufacturing and robotics workshop, composite material laboratory, CAD suites and towing tank.
What does this course lead to?
The course covers a range of transport types: road vehicles, yachts and boats, and trains. Graduates will be well-equipped to work in a number of sectors within the transport industry, providing flexibility in the job market and the opportunity to specialise in automotive, marine or rail.
Suitable roles for graduates include automotive design engineer, motorsports engineer, rail engineer, and working in small craft design or manufacture.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for those who wish to bring their love of engineering into a transport context. Candidates should be passionate about transport engineering, from learning the underlying engineering, scientific and technical principles, to designing and developing the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicles.