Taught course

Automotive Engineering

University of Leeds · School of Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a relevant engineering discipline. Successful applicants will have strong grades in advanced mathematics and at least three of the following relevant modules: strength of materials, dynamics, fluid mechanics, physics, or thermodynamics. We may ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Traditionally, the automotive sector has been associated with high-volume vehicle manufacture, but the past decade has seen the landscape shift towards automotive component manufacturers and specialist design and consultancy.

Our Automotive Engineering MSc gives you the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the automotive industry in the advanced areas of analysis, design and manufacture.

This course will prepare you to work in a range of different settings. Core modules will develop your knowledge of key areas in industry, alongside the chance to choose from advanced professional skills modules and other optional modules on topics that suit your own interests and career intentions.

Our School’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is actively engaged in ensuring this course meets the needs of industry and reflects trends in the sector. IAB members also contribute to talks that feed into our taught modules and project work, ensuring the curriculum is challenging and relevant.

This means that, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the most up-to-date practices and industry-relevant knowledge to pursue an exciting career in this area.

Why study at Leeds:

  • This Masters degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Our globally-renowned research conducted right here on campus feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking.
  • Benefit from our School’s close links with organisations like Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Robotics at Leeds whose work also shapes the course.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in key areas of automotive engineering like electric and hybrid drivetrain engineering and chassis engineering.
  • Tailor the degree to suit your specific interests with a large selection of optional modules to choose from, with everything from design optimisation to vehicle systems engineering – plus many more.
  • Build industry experience, conducting a team design project, using multi-disciplinary approaches to achieve a solution to a programme-specific and industry-relevant design problem.
  • Access our School’s impressive range of specialist facilities including a brake test area, measurement lab and industry-standard software.
  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of academics and researchers who work within the School’s research institutes and groups.
  • Enhance your career prospects and join our successful alumni who have secured jobs in many excellent organisations, including Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors Ltd. And Honda Cars.
  • Get involved with Leeds Gryphon Racing, the University’s Formula Student team.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 0031