Automotive Engineering at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This degree offers the in-depth technical training and hands-on experience you need to build industry-ready skills and thrive in the fast-paced automotive industry. You first gain a broad basis of knowledge before specialising in rapidly developing areas such as automotive systems and electric vehicles, all while benefiting from practical collaboration with industry leaders. In addition, you develop the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills needed to succeed in this progressive field. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), enabling you to apply your skills in the modern automotive engineering industry, especially in hybrid and electric vehicles.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Contemporary STEM building with high-tech general engineering and electronic engineering labs, providing you with a vibrant and supportive learning environment.
  • Industry-standard engineering software suites such as AutoCAD; Ansys; MATLAB; ChassisSim; and COMSOL Multiphysics.
  • Specialist automotive engineering lab with state-of-the-art technology, including advanced automotive engine demonstrators, 3D printers and experimental facilities.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Take on real-world work projects in collaboration with industry partners such as The Welding Institute and Jaguar Land Rover.
Your Student Experience -Start by learning alongside our other engineering students, benefiting from the sharing of ideas and knowledge, then specialise in rapidly developing topics at the forefront of your field.
  • Study under the guidance of academic staff who have worked in the motorsport and automotive industries, and whose active roles in research and consultancy ensure the course is always up-to-date with the latest developments in industry.
  • Collaborate with local companies either on campus or in nearby company workshops.
  • Learn from sector-leading enterprises such as Jaguar Land Rover and TWI through industry visits and interactive demonstrations.
  • Enter competitions and get involved in opportunities such as the prestigious Formula Student Racing Car project, designed to enhance your analytical, creative thinking and project management skills.
  • Benefit from the support of our dedicated academic success tutors.


Areas of study include:

  • Engineering Design and Manufacture
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • Engineering Structure, Materials and Analysis
  • Fluid Dynamics, Thermofluids and Modelling
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis Technology
  • Vehicle Electronics and Control
  • Automotive Systems and Design
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management
  • Vehicle Powertrain Technology
  • Undergraduate Automotive Engineering Special Project
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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Student Outcomes

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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

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Automotive Engineering at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS