Specialise in vehicle design, performance, analysis and systems. Develop the engineering skills to work in automotive, transport, mobility and motorsport industries. Our course is for engineers who want to apply fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge to the challenges of the automotive industry including areas such as cost, emissions, performance and materials. You’ll study vehicle design, manufacturing processes and component analysis in the context of the automotive market. In your first two years, you’ll learn how to use mechanical engineering, physical science, maths and computing to assess engineering systems. This course structure is the same across our suite of mechanical engineering courses, so you can move between any of our BEng and MEng courses up to the end of your second year. You’ll complement your engineering knowledge with transferable skills that are valued in industry such as problem solving and critical thinking. You’ll also explore the professional behaviours a responsible engineer needs including ethics, environmental and sustainability awareness, compassion and inclusivity. Project work is a big part of your study experience at Bath and is a great opportunity for you to use your knowledge, initiative and creativity to solve complex engineering problems. You could join our award-winning Formula student team, Team Bath Racing. As part of the team, you'll contribute to the design and build of a single-seat racing car and enter in the annual International Formula Student competition. The balance of technical, teamwork and enterprise management skills you develop will prepare you for the workplace. Learn from experts in the field We are invested in helping you get the most out of your learning experience. You’ll learn from academics with expertise in mechanical engineering and established links with industry. They have knowledge in design, manufacture, biomechanics, materials, automotive and aerospace. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE requirements: GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C). GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and we typically expect students to have a good number of GCSEs at grade 7-9 or A-A*. Your GCSE grades in Mathematics and Physics are particularly important and we typically expect grade 8-9 in at least one of these subjects. Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B.
English language requirements
English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements Duolingo: 110 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100. LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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