Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering with Industrial Placement Year at University of Bolton - UCAS

University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering with Industrial Placement Year

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Course summary

Bolton and the North West of England have a rich history of being at the forefront of engineering, dating back to the Industrial Revolution. In keeping with this history, our BEng (Hons) Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering with industrial placement year qualification is the first of its kind in the UK. Our expert team will support you in developing the broad range of interdisciplinary skills, techniques and approaches needed to tackle the environmental challenges of the future. With the UK pledging to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035, the British automotive industry is rapidly adapting to research, develop and manufacture sustainable vehicles. The University of Bolton's BEng (Hons) Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering with industrial placement year combines knowledge from the local and national industry with cutting-edge technology and research to provide you with a holistic understanding of energy storage systems, sustainable powertrains, embedded systems and control, vehicle design, simulation and modelling. Throughout this degree, you'll build up skills as an automotive engineer. From the first year, you'll gain hands-on experience working with sustainable vehicles, expanding into highly specialised skills working with batteries, performing advanced modelling and simulation, and building expertise in the design and development of electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. Our expert team will equip you with the fundamental knowledge required for a career in engineering. You'll learn engineering and project management techniques, giving you the agency and ability to become a leading engineer in the sustainable vehicle sector. During the industrial placement year, you'll work in the industry, transferring your new knowledge into the workplace. This is supported by University staff, enabling you to gain experience in the workplace. The University will offer lots of support to help you find a placement with a relevant company in preparation for your year in industry (the industrial placement takes place between the second and final years of your course). Through our relationships with employers, we'll share placement adverts as they become available, and you can also seek your own placement. Our placement team will help with applications and interview skills. Your placement does not have to be in the Bolton area – it could be elsewhere in the UK. Completing a year in industry will give you invaluable skills and experience that will help you in your final year of study with us and boost your CV to help you find an enhanced career afterwards. If you're unsuccessful in securing a placement, you'll be able to transfer directly to the final year of study and complete your degree in three years.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English, Mathematics and Science. We'll be happy to consider your application if you have non-traditional entry qualifications and relevant experience or a suitable portfolio of work that we deem a reasonable substitute for the qualifications we typically accept for this course. If you have an HND/C in an appropriate engineering discipline, then we'll consider you for entry to level HE5 of this programme, depending on the subject area of qualification and the level of maths and science that you have achieved. You may be asked to undertake additional assessment(s) to determine your suitability for the course.

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Additional entry requirements


You'll be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £29600* Whole course
EU £50800* Whole course
England £29600* Whole course
Northern Ireland £29600* Whole course
Scotland £29600* Whole course
Wales £29600* Whole course
Channel Islands £29600* Whole course
International £50800* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Sustainable and Electric Vehicle Engineering with Industrial Placement Year at University of Bolton - UCAS