Taught course

Automotive Electronic Engineering

University of Brighton · School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class undergraduate Honours degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or an applied science.

Months of entry


Course content

Modern vehicles are often taken for granted and yet they represent an incredibly complex and diverse set of disciplines. The automotive electronics engineer has to bring together real-time software, safety critical constraints, sensor electronics, control algorithms, human factors, legislation and ethics into a working package that satisfies multiple stakeholders.

The Ricardo engineering consultancy helped to develop this course, ensuring MSc students come away equipped with industry-relevant skills. Their continued involvement includes offering the use of pioneering industry equipment through the Ricardo Universities IC Engines research facility. They also help to cultivate future engineering talent, both locally and internationally.

On this MSc course you'll explore a range of topics including interconnected communication networks, entertainment systems, safety critical software, diagnostics, alternative fuels and hybrid technologies.

Information for international students

For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other sections.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 72 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0)1273 644644