Taught course

Automotive Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in automotive, aeronautical, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related discipline.

Applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent) may be considered with relevant experience in the automotive industry.

Months of entry


Course content

Created with industry partners, including Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Land Rover, our Automotive Engineering MSc will provide you with the knowledge and technical expertise for a career in the fast-paced automotive sector.

The programme will build on your existing engineering skills and enhance your understanding of the latest automotive technologies, including the development of the next generation of vehicles that feature new hardware, software, autonomy and electrification. You will look in depth at modern trends and methods in automotive engineering and will be given the appropriate analysis techniques to model and design contemporary vehicles. You will also learn how to plan, execute and evaluate projects related to automotive systems and be able to interpret and analyse relevant data. Additionally, programme content will use mathematics and science skills to solve complex automotive engineering problems, as well as focusing on the societal, environmental and regulatory issues related to this ever-developing sector.

The department has a strong and growing research programme with world-class activities and facilities. We have four major research groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering. Research topics range from the development of new design methodologies for hybrid powertrains to aerodynamic experiments and simulation. Teaching on the programme is closely aligned to and informed by our research and our close links to industry.

A key element of this programme is access to the vehicle proving ground facilities at the MIRA test facility. You will also have use of MATLAB and Simulink software for technical computation.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 227220