Taught course

Automotive Engineering

Kingston University · Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as automotive or mechanical engineering, and/or suitable industrial experience. Please note: each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting particular minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The automotive industry is presently undergoing a very swift and radical development, with design decision-making being a multidisciplinary collaborative process – the increased pressures are induced by the complexity of automotive product development processes. Sophisticated electronic devices and software algorithms are controlling every process and function of a modern car, resulting in an ever-growing number of on-board computers, sensors and actuators. The automotive industry therefore requires graduates with a significantly broader range of knowledge and skills than in the past.

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons) accredited for CEng, will be able to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

  • Academic teaching is complemented by presentations from industry experts, such as National Instruments, and by industrial trips to, for example, Jaguar Land Rover and a range of automotive trade shows.
  • You will enjoy group assignments, supporting each other's learning and have opportunities to develop your ability to work in teams. You will also benefit from an industry-relevant final project. The presentation, which is part of the final project, will prepare you for your job interview. Many previous scientific papers (one is written as a part of the final project) have been published at technical conferences and can give you that crucial first break into research.

What you will study

The Automotive Engineering MSc course is designed to consolidate and develop new knowledge and skills in the field of automotive engineering and underpinning disciplines. This course takes an applied approach, developing automotive engineers capable of dealing with this complexity, whilst conceiving, designing, prototyping and producing modern cars. It offers opportunities to translate current and emerging automotive technologies into future products. Utilising applied research, you have the opportunity to do your own research within an individual industry-relevant 'capstone' project. This includes preparation of a scientific paper, providing an opportunity for that first breakthrough into publishing your work.


Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Read our full guidance about English language requirements. See www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/ for further details.

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931