Taught course

Automotive Engineering

Loughborough University · Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in Engineering or Physical Sciences. Required modules include Mathematics, Dynamics, Structures, Fluids, Thermodynamics.

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

Months of entry


Course content

Originally created with 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. You'll specialise in subjects that are relevant to a rapidly changing industry and the future of ground transportation to provide you with solid expertise for your future career.

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. Practical activities are integral to our course, for example, by spending time at HORIBA MIRA proving ground you'll learn how to collect and analyse vehicle handling, off-road dynamics, noise measurement, braking performance and wet weather driving data.

We have a strong and growing research programme with world-class activities and facilities. Our research topics include the development of new design methodologies for hybrid powertrains, vehicle electrification and autonomy, virtual vehicle integration and development and vehicle aerodynamics simulation and testing. In your project modules, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to these research areas.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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