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. Overseas students: the JACS code for this course is H300 meaning that some students will have to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they apply for a visa.

Months of entry


Course content

Students explore a range of topics including interconnected communication networks, entertainment systems, safety critical software, diagnostics, alternative fuels and hybrid technologies.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a chartered engineer.

The Ricardo engineering consultancy helped to develop this course, ensuring MSc students come away equipped with industry-relevant skills.


Core modules: engineering with MATLAB; sustainable automotive power technology; automotive communication systems; embedded processor systems; advanced computer systems; sensors and interfacing; power electronics and actuators; an individual project on which you base a dissertation. Option modules: automotive control systems; power train engineering.

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
+44 (0)1273 644644