Taught course

Automotive Engineering MSc

University of Huddersfield · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Systems or a closely related science subject area or an equivalent professional qualification.

You are encouraged to apply if you have other qualifications and/or experience and can demonstrate that you are equipped with knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for the aspiring automotive engineer who wishes to work at the forefront of automotive technology. Automotive engineering is generally at the forefront of development concerning the use of materials, manufacturing techniques and the application of computer software programs within the design process and even control of the vehicles themselves. The concept of a driverless vehicle is even now a reality and it is only public confidence and an adequate infrastructure that prevents it being introduced within the public domain.

The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £82 billion turnover and £20.2 billion value added.Employing in excess of 186,000 directly in manufacturing and in excess of 856,000 across the wider automotive industry. More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by 2,500 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers*.

This course is designed to satisfy the needs of graduate mechanical engineers, or graduates with an appropriate scientific background, who wish to redirect their careers towards automotive engineering and automotive system design. In doing so we focus engineering science competence towards its application within the automotive arena and provide a detailed knowledge of the operational needs of a land vehicle.

The main aims of the course are:

  • extend current engineering knowledge towards their application within aspects of automotive science and the design of a modern land vehicle sub-system.
  • develop the social awareness and responsibilities of the engineer in society.
  • provide the opportunity to develop research competence and apply individual and independent thought to the understanding or solution to a problem through an advanced directed research project.
  • provide the opportunity to apply high-level analytical software towards the design and packaging of complex assemblies.

*SMMT Industry Topics, Automotive Engineering, January 2019.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 473116