Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Automotive Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Physics, Mathematics or a branch of Engineering. Equivalent professional qualifications or unclassified degrees in engineering or science, with relevant professional experience, may also be considered.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This programme provides a dynamic opportunity to develop engineering skills for the automotive industry. Aims to provide in-depth understanding of modern developments in vehicle design, vehicle dynamic control systems, vehicle propulsion systems and vehicle structures. You will build, test and analyse the performance of vehicle control systems, dynamic systems and automotive sub-systems. You will have the opportunity to showcase your specialist skills and interests and demonstrate independent learning via an automotive-focused project, assessed through the production and examination of a thesis, which completes the MSc.

The automotive sector offers a unique and exciting career for graduates. The UK automotive sector alone employs 770,000 people and has 13 research and development centres. According to a report published by the Automotive Council UK, ‘up to 5,000 vacancies are unfilled in the automotive industry due to skills shortages’. This is further reflected in announcements from Ford, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover in recent years regarding investment in the UK automotive sector.

This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018. Please note that January starters will have a course duration of approximately 15 months.

Core units

• Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Dynamics
• MSc Engineering Project

Option units

• Management Practice
• Manufacturing Systems Management
• Engineering Structural Integrity
• Computational Mechanics
• Bioengineering
• Sustainable Energy System
• Rail Infrastructure and Engineering Strategy
• Smart Technologies for Power Management

Optional units listed in the following curriculum structures are all approved for delivery, but may not all run/be available in any one academic session.

You will be assessed through a combination of written reports, oral presentations, practical assignments and written examinations.

Career prospects

The automotive sector offers graduates a unique and exciting career. This course aims to increase your employability in the industry and enable you to target specific roles that fit your own expertise. The job market in engineering and technology fields is buoyant with most maintaining good economic performance.

Alternatively, you may pursue a placement with partners or further study such as a PhD or an Engineering Doctorate.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Engineering and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU full-time £8,460 per year. UK/EU part-time £1410 per 30 credits studied per year.
International students
Non-EU international full-time £14,400 per year. Non-EU international part-time £2400 per 30 credits studied per year.

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

MMU Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969