A key challenge for Automotive
Engineers today is to design
sustainable vehicles that meet
ever-increasing safety and
performance standards in
a cost-effective way. In order to do this, you need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamental and more specialist engineering skills, as well as
being aware of the commercial implications that impinge on the design and production processes.
Automotive Engineering is concerned with the life-cycle support (including design, manufacture, performance and durability testing) of vehicles; from road and off-road vehicles to race cars, vans and trucks. A key challenge for Automotive Engineers today is to design sustainable vehicles that meet ever-increasing safety and performance standards in a cost-effective way. In order to do this, you need to be able to embrace a wide range of fundamental and more specialist engineering skills, as well as being aware of the commercial
implications that impinge on the design and production processes.
There is also the opportunity to work on
the Formula Student Car which is a big
attraction for this course as well as providing you with an excellent chance to put theory into practice.
UCAS Code: H330
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Delivery option: MEng (4 years, full-time) or BEng (3 years, full-time)
Start date: September
Course fees: Home/EU: £9,000; International: £16,500.
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available
Course brochure: Download
2013 entry: For details about entry requirements, fees and scholarships please contact our admissions team, e: email@example.com, t: +44 (0)113 343 2149.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Design and Manufacture 1|
|Computers in Engineering Analysis|
|Vibration and Control|
|Design and Manufacture 2|
|Economics and Management|
|Mechatronics and Measurement Systems|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Vehicle Design and Analysis||Design and Manufacture Systems|
|Thermofluids 3||Aerodynamics with Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Finite Element Methods of Analysis|
Graduates of this course have benefited from the widespread reputation of the School and are currently working at the highest levels of the industry. Our graduates are recruited by a wide range of prestigious companies within the automotive sector. Recent graduates have successfully secured positions such as Graduate Engineers, Control Systems Engineers, Brakes Engineers, Development Engineers and Mechanical Engineers within organisations such as such as Ford, BMW, Toyota Manufacturing UK, Rolls Royce, Bentley Motors, Jaguar Cars, and design/consultancy organisations such as Ricardo and Leyland Technical Centre and Formula One teams.
A-level: AAA including Mathematics (and preferably physics), excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).
BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics.
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: +44 (0)113 343 2149