The Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC) focuses on the development, application and evaluation of advanced vehicle technologies to help make vehicles more capable, lighter, greener and more efficient. Read more Read less
Working across multiple sectors, such as automotive, aerospace, agriculture, defence and motorsport, our vehicle engineering capabilities deliver solutions to make vehicles greener, through advanced and alternative powertrain solutions to the development and application of lightweight materials.
Our knowledge and expertise in automotive control and mechatronics is applied to help realise the future of autonomous vehicles while our unique capabilities in off-highway dynamics help industry develop more capable off-road vehicles.
Global specialisms include: off-road vehicle dynamics, brake system performance, hybrid material development for vehicle lightweighting, motorsport vehicle simulation, mechatronic system development of tyre dynamics.
Our work covers most type of ground vehicles and aircraft and ground handling, including: motorcars, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), motorcycles, competition cars, racing motorcycles, low carbon vehicles (LCVs), agricultural machinery, industrial machinery, military vehicles, space vehicles, marine vessels, hovercraft, air and landing craft.
We have provided research, development, education and training for the automotive and agricultural engineering sectors for more than 50 years and the motorsport sector for over 15 years.
Our close contacts with industry means we equip students with the knowledge and opportunities to develop a successful future career in vehicle engineering and management whether this be in main stream automotive sector or niches such as motorsport engineering and off-highway, including military vehicles.
Our Motorsport MSc students assist the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) with respect to the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. We are a member of the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and are supported by the Motor Sports Association (MSA). The Advanced Motorsport Engineering MSc programme is linked to AVL through AVL's University Partnership scheme. Students have access to AVL Boost software. The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for fulfilling further learning requirements for CEng.