Why choose this course
The University of Surrey’s Centre for Automotive Engineering (CAE) provides world-class technical research for vehicle analysis. This includes all electric and hybrid powertrains, autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics simulation, tyre dynamics simulation, design and simulation of vehicle subsystems (brakes, steering, suspension, chassis control systems design), design of experimental test benches, lightweight chassis design and vehicle aerodynamics.
The excellent laboratories and facilities are nationally and internationally recognised, and a stage for world-class research. We provide a multidisciplinary environment where doctoral students from different disciplines can meet and work together on applied engineering research topics with direct impacts on society.
What you will study
The PhD in Automotive Engineering will give you the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for a career in engineering, research or academia. You’ll be intellectually challenged, develop research and management skills, and become an expert in your chosen field of study.
It normally takes around three years to complete a full-time PhD. You’ll be assigned a minimum of two supervisors, who will guide you through your PhD. You’ll learn how to conduct literature reviews, develop your ideas and verify them with experiments, and collaborate and perform interdisciplinary research. Over time, we’ll develop your skills into an independent researcher.
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Programme StructureResearch themes
- Automotive engineering
- Computational fluid mechanics
- Hybrid vehicles
- Tyre dynamics
- Vehicle dynamics
- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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DisciplinesAutomotive Engineering General Engineering & Technology Transportation Engineering View 86 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).
International21400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £10,700
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