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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories.
  • Enhance your ability to design, model, simulate and manufacture innovative automotive products.
  • Benefit from rigorous intellectual training that explores current developments.
  • Develop specialist skills required for a successful career in automotive industries.
Become a competent engineer with the underpinning knowledge of science, physics, maths and technology – as well as the ability to apply your knowledge to automotive systems. The subjects covered on the course meet the Engineering Council Benchmarks and the requirements for accreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date on all things Engineering at Sheffield Hallam. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is constructed under the following four threads – thermos-fluids, solid mechanics, design and engineering practice and materials and manufacture. You’ll develop your knowledge, understanding and skills through progressive and interdisciplinary approaches. We use practical laboratories and computer simulations to enhance your learning – including lab experiments designed to reinforce your learning of theoretical concepts. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • engineering workshops
  • laboratories
  • group work
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Although optional (and competitive), a placement is actively encouraged to improve your employability at the end of your degree significantly. Live projects As you progress through the course you're encouraged to take an increasingly strategic approach – ultimately managing real projects, mentoring students from lower levels or contributing to a team project. Competitions You may participate in a range of extracurricular activities and competitions such as the IMechE Formula Student competition, the IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge competition and the Engineers Without Borders challenge.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. You can take an optional placement in year 4. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Applied Engineering Mathematics Materials And Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering Design And C.A.D. Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System Year 2 - Compulsory modules Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Maths And Control Professional Practice Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermodynamics Vehicle Component Designs Vehicle Technology Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Year 4 - Compulsory modules Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Performance Engines And Technologies Vehicle Body Design And Styling Vehicle Dynamics And Structural Analysis Vehicle Production Final year - Compulsory modules Advanced C.F.D. Advanced Finite Element Method Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Automotive Forensic Engineering Hybrid And Sustainable Vehicle Technology Lean Operations And Six Sigma M.Eng Group Project

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation - pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 over at the point of enrolment

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Automotive Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS