Automotive Engineering (NMS3)
William Smith, Programme Director Automotive EngineeringThis is a very exciting time to be studying Automotive Engineering: profound changes are underway in powertrains, driver-assistance systems, and connectivity. Our programme prepares students for the new transition by deepening their technical knowledge and capabilities, and by encouraging independent exploration, discovery, and development.
The goal of the Automotive Engineering programme is to provide our graduates with the knowledge and skills to understand, to enable, and ultimately to lead the coming revolution in road transport. Although many aspects of road vehicle will change fundamentally, improvements in areas such as suspension, steering, aerodynamics and structure will be more incremental. Our graduates must therefore be able to master current technology, while having the capacity to explore and exploit the opportunities presented by the new digital-electric paradigm.
Your learning experience is therefore designed to combine highly technical content with opportunities for creative thinking and independent research. The programme incorporates a range of teaching methodologies, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals and group/individual project work, and assessment is by a combination of end-of-semester examinations and continuous assessments throughout each semester. We will also develop your communication and management skills: most of the programme is delivered through English, and you will have multiple opportunities to develop your presentation, report-writing, and teamwork skills. Teaching is delivered by internationally-recognized academics from both Chang'an University (CHD), and University College Dublin (UCD), and the strongest students will have an opportunity to complete part of their programme at the UCD campus in Dublin, Ireland.