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Are you ready for the new changes in electric vehicle technology? It is, as we can expect, an ever-evolving dynamic sector, offering great career opportunities. Studying an MSc Electric Vehicle Technology degree puts you at the forefront of this dynamic industry. The programme addresses all the competencies set by UK-SPEC and the Engineering Council to achieve a Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. So, if you are an ambitious engineering graduate looking to further your career, here is why this master’s degree is an excellent investment.
Increase in EV Charging Infrastructure
The UK Government is investing nearly £20 million to increase electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2030. It has also put legislation that, as of 2030, all new cars sold in the UK should be plug-in hybrids or EVs. As such, they require e-vehicle technology specialists to help roll out the infrastructure.
Smart Grid Technologies
E-vehicle technology experts are developing smart grid technologies to prevent overburdening the National Grid. Solutions like Intelligent Octopus and Bi-Directional Chargers help determine the best time to charge your vehicle. These inventions are location-specific, creating a need for EV technology specialists to develop mass-market solutions.
The MSc Electric Vehicle Technology degree encourages you to study alongside other engineering specialities, benefiting from a wider knowledge base and promoting cross-disciplinary thinking. You can further your knowledge by studying the product innovation and new technologies module.
Improvements in EV Batteries
Several EV manufacturers are innovating their batteries to provide customers with an improved driving experience. Current projects include adopting the 800V platform that provides faster charging times and reduces the size and weight of the battery.
There are also significant improvements in the Lithium-Ion battery; researchers are developing new materials to increase their energy density and lifetime while improving their safety. You can contribute to the efforts by specialising in advanced power system, control and electrical machines module.
Increasing Focus on Software-Defined Vehicles
Manufacturers have yet to perfect autonomous electric vehicles but have improved in other areas. Newer electric vehicles now feature artificial intelligence (AI) technology to give full diagnostics of your car. For example, you can receive a real-time assessment of your using the manufacturer’s Over-The-Air software.
Other AI developments in the pipeline are linking driver information with emergency and insurance services. The innovation facilitates quicker response times and real-time adjustments to your insurance premiums based on your driving habits.
- You will learn the necessary skills to meet employers’ current and future needs. Our Industry Advisory Board and strategic partnerships help us keep the course content fresh and industry-relevant
- Classes are in the £13 million state-of-the-art National Centre for Motorsport Engineering facility
- Our experienced staff uses various teaching methods, including virtual learning and individual learning to help you excel in your chosen speciality
- You will have the opportunity to interact and gain real-life experience working on live projects
If you want to increase your employability in the dynamic electric vehicle industry, consider the MSc in Electric Vehicle Technology degree from the University of Bolton. Click here to view the full course details. See how we can increase your employment prospects in a future-proof career and how our teaching-intensive, research-informed approach allows us to support our students.
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