Automotive Technology with Business Management at University of Bath - UCAS

University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Automotive Technology with Business Management (Taught)

Course summary

Use your knowledge to specialise in an evolving area of technology and develop the management skills to play a part in the future of the automotive industry. Our course teaches you how to use the knowledge from your first degree to further your education and specialise in automotive technology. You’ll combine your studies in technology with business and management theory to meet the current and future needs of the automotive sector. At the start of your course, you’ll be set a topical automotive theme to carry through into group projects. This ensures the subject-based units are current and relevant to professional practice in the industry. It also gives you the benefit of a personalised learning pathway. We’ll introduce you to key scientific principles in automotive technology and give you specialist insight into the subject to help you build on your existing skills. Your studies will cover some of the leading areas of development in industry such as advanced propulsion systems, sustainable mobility and innovation for a zero carbon economy. You'll explore the impact of a range of applications and technologies, analysing past failures and predicting future challenges and successes. You’ll develop systems-thinking approaches to understand the breadth of challenges faced in the sector such as moral, ethical and sustainability issues. Complementing your technology studies, you’ll learn about business and management in the automotive sector. You’ll cover areas such as resource management, business processes, business theory, and change management. A key part is our ‘practice track’ business project, which allows you to work on a real engineering management challenge together with an industrial partner. In this you’ll explore new and existing business models, including innovative and conscientious partnerships that balance economic growth with the impact of their activity on society. Learn from experts in the field We’ve been researching within the automotive sector for over 40 years so you’ll learn from academics active in researching the latest in automotive engineering. They are dedicated to transferring this knowledge to your learning experience so you get the benefit of their expertise. As well as academic support, you’ll benefit from our links with industry. Your practice track project will be sponsored by a company with a real problem they want you to solve and an industrial mentor will help you. Use specialist facilities Throughout the course, you'll attend laboratory sessions run on our bespoke facilities that demonstrate the principles of current and future vehicles. You'll also be able to draw on the staff expertise and facilities of our new Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). Start your future here Supporting you and your studies so that you can graduate ready to advance your career is important for us. As part of your course, you’ll study professional development to build your research, communication and project management skills. We expect graduates from this course to go on to work as managers in the automotive industry. They are likely to work in roles that draw upon both their technical expertise and ability to manage resources at large vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and large consultancies. Our past engineering graduates have secured jobs as:

  • Calibration engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd
  • Product engineer, Renault
  • Engineering consultant, D'Appolonia


Year 1 Semester 1 Compulsory units

  • Agile and effective working practices
  • Propulsion and vehicle technologies for sustainable mobility
  • Scientific principles for automotive technologies
Semester 2 Compulsory units
  • Automotive systems thinking
  • Project and change management in a rapidly evolving sector
  • Propulsion systems group project
  • The business of automotive innovation
Summer Compulsory units
  • Industry-linked business consultancy project

Assessment method


  • Research project
  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Real-life case studies
  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Written examination
- Other

How to apply

International applicants

**English language requirements** IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Entry requirements

You should have a Bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical, civil or chemical engineering, maths, physics, computer science, software engineering, manufacturing engineering, product design, chemistry or national sciences. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages:
Automotive Technology with Business Management at University of Bath - UCAS