Automotive Engineering with Electric Vehicles at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

Prepare for a career in automotive engineering with a combination of theory and practical, hands-on experience. Our ecosystem of automotive labs doubles as your research and learning space. You’ll have access to facilities including our High Voltage Energy Storage lab, driving simulator, the Joining Technology Research Centre, and #OxfordMetaverse, our virtual reality space. During your time studying Automotive Engineering with Electric Vehicles, you can engage with activities and research groups through your dissertation and extra-curricular activities. Visiting speakers from the industry help you get a fresh perspective on what’s going on in the profession of automotive engineering. They’ll share their expertise and experiences in technology, production methods, processes, and management techniques. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) (20 credits) This module looks at the analysis, quantification, characterisation and diagnosis of the noise, vibration and harshness of automotive components and assemblies. Advanced Powertrain Engineering (20 credits) This module provides an understanding of areas such as powertrain system requirements, energy flow in the driveline, engine and powertrain modelling concepts for evaluating the performance of Powertrain systems. Engineering Business Management (20 credits) This module provides you with an understanding of the management skills and knowledge that are important in engineering industries. Advanced Vehicle Dynamics (20 credits) This module will give you a thorough understanding of the relevant theoretical and practical considerations associated with optimising vehicle performance. You will learn to apply advanced vehicle dynamic analysis techniques such as the derivative method and learn how to optimise suspension on our four-post rig. Electric Vehicles (20 credits) This module develops comprehensive understanding of electric vehicles with the focus on advanced vehicle propulsion technology. The module covers the analysis, modelling, simulation and control of various electric vehicle architectures with the focus on the powertrain and associated electronics. Composite Design and Impact Modelling (20 credits) This module will give you an understanding of material, component and structural behaviour when subjected to medium-to-high-impact events. This includes the design, testing and modelling of motorsport and automotive vehicles. Dissertation (60 credits) This is an individual project on a topic from automotive engineering, offering an opportunity to develop a high level of expertise in a particular area of automotive engineering, including use of industry-standard software and/or experimental work, the module will also provide you with research skills, planning techniques, project management. Whilst a wide range of industry-sponsored projects are available (e.g. MAN (Germany), VUHL (Mexico), McLaren (UK), AVL (Austria), Arctic Truck (Iceland) etc.), students are also able undertake their own projects in the UK and abroad, to work in close co-operation with a research, or commercial organisation.

Assessment method

The course is structured around three periods:

  • Semester 1 runs from September to December
  • Semester 2 from January to May
  • the summer period which completes the year until the end of September.
To qualify for a master's degree you must pass 180 module credits, including the dissertaion.

How to apply

International applicants

If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 6.0 in all components. OR An equivalent English language qualification acceptable to the University. Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor's degree in mechanical, automotive or motorsport engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component

If English is not your first language then, please see here for our requirements and accepted alternative English language qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9750 Year 1
Scotland £9750 Year 1
Wales £9750 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
Automotive Engineering with Electric Vehicles at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS