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Masters Degrees in Automotive Engineering in the UK

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Automotive Engineering MSc

Staffordshire University United Kingdom

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Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD, MPhil

Loughborough University United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering BEng, MEng, BSc, HND

University of Wales Trinity Saint David United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc MSc

Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc

Birmingham City University United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering PhD

University of Surrey United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MEng

Brunel University London United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MEng

University of South Wales United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons), MEng

Harper Adams University United Kingdom

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MSc Sustainable Automotive Engineering MSc

Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc

Cranfield University United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc

Coventry University United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc

University of Hertfordshire (UH) United Kingdom

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Mechanical and Automotive Engineering H302 BEng, MEng

University of Birmingham United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MEng

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) United Kingdom

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Automotive Engineering MSc (Eng)

University of Leeds United Kingdom

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Automotive Retail Management (PgCert/PgDip/MSc for working professionals) Postgraduate Certificate, PG Dip, MSc

Loughborough Business School, Loughborough University United Kingdom

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Automation and Control Engineering MSc

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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Study a Automotive Engineering Masters in the UK in 2024

The automotive industry is one that has been around for many years, and continues to grow. The technology within the industry is changing and improving, adapting with the demands of the consumers. Automotive engineering is concerned with the design and production of motor vehicles, as well as the improvement of components associated, such as engines and aerodynamics. You might be dealing with any vehicle, from civilian to high end sports and formula one cars.

An undergraduate degree in automotive engineering will give you a good foundation of knowledge in the area. You will be able to develop your understanding of both basic and complex engineering principles, as well as applying your skills to practical situations.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and workshop sessions. You may be required to take part in a placement year or module.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence the area in which you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Materials
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Body and Chassis Performance

If your degree course requires you to write a dissertation or submit a final major project, this will give you the opportunity to further explore and research a favoured area of automotive engineering.

The accreditation of a degree in automotive engineering will depend on your institution of choice. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), or a Bachelor of Science (BSc). Many universities also offer the option of an integrated Master of Engineering (MEng).

Some degree courses are accredited by professional bodies of engineering. For example, some degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). If your degree is accredited by IMechE, you might be presented with the opportunity to take part in the Formula Student event at Silverstone.

Certain employers might require that you are a chartered engineer. Certain degrees meet the standards for this, but your university will be able to provide more information about this.

Generally, an undergraduate degree in automotive engineering will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies might be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

Graduates of automotive engineering will find that there are many career opportunities available to them. You might choose to work directly within the field, as a graduate engineer, manufacturing engineer, nuclear engineer, design engineering or automotive engineer. These roles could be with automotive companies, or with other engineering companies.

Throughout your degree, you will have gained a wide range of transferable skills. These will be useful in a variety of industries. Skills gained might include project management, problem solving, idea development, and analytical thinking.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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