Taught course

MSc Electrical Vehicle Engineering

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 BEng Honours or 2:1 BSc Honours in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or a closely related field. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Electric Vehicle Engineering is a specialist postgraduate degree that equips you with the tools and techniques necessary to address challenges associated with the development and implementation of electrification of conventional mobility solutions. The focus of technology related economy is drastically shifting towards electrically or electronically controlled autonomous digital systems, smart communication devices, automation and robotics, controlled remotely via smart technology using green energy resources. The postgraduate programme combines principles from electrics, electronics, control, power, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart mobile vehicles/ devices, powered by green electricity. For various applications, these systems and devices are required to interact with objects, know where the objects are, and be able to perform tasks such as moving the objects to a required new position.

You will be taught about smart electronics that require information from sensors that can detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals. You will develop academic and practical skills in electric power related areas such as electrical machines and drives, power electronics and batteries, covering all aspects of the vehicle's powertrain. This will enable you to create your own systems that are smart and cognitive, developing them from imagination through to reality. The programme will also offer an optional placement year to all students, enabling you to experience the real world and effectively connect your university experience with it.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking, and 5.5 in Listening and Reading (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Fees and funding

UK students
10,320£ per year
International students
15,240£ per year


Full Time- 10,320£ per year (Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee 3500£)

Part Time- 1,720£ per 30 credit module


Full Time- 15,240£ per year (Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee 3500£)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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