Automotive Engineering Loughborough University


The Automotive courses at Loughborough were the first such courses in the UK and have established a national and international reputation for the quality of the courses and the graduates produced. The courses are unique in that they are run in an Automotive Department by academics working with the Automotive Industry.

Both the MEng and BEng courses allow you to acquire a firm foundation in engineering science as it is applied to automobile design, development and manufacture, with considerable emphasis given to the use of modern analytical and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) methods.

The strong Automotive focus continues throughout the courses with the continuation of vehicle design ultimately leading to the complete design of a vehicle and the introduction of a broad range of Automotive modules. Both courses are designed to develop engineers with strong analytical, modelling, experimental and design ability, but also with excellent communication and team working skills.
This extended course has been developed to allow you to broaden your knowledge of automotive engineering, provide the opportunity to study topics of particular interest in more depth and to undertake a substantial individual project.

The first two years are studied in common with the BEng students. In Year 3, MEng students study a wider range of subjects and in the final year the teaching and assessment are conducted at an advanced level with taught material drawing on current research topics and with substantial project work included.

Through exchange schemes there are also opportunities to study for part of the final year at external national and overseas research establishments and universities.

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    5 years

Course details


Year 1:
Areas studied include fluid mechanics, computing,
materials, thermodynamics and vehicle systems
and design.
Year 2 (MEng and BEng):
Areas studied include dynamics, internal combustion
engines, powertrain technologies and vehicle
aerodynamics design.
Year 3:
Students concentrate on
design studies and management. Students also take
additional compulsory and optional modules.
Optional placement year.
Final year:
Students undertake a substantial individual project
and continue with a compulsory group project working
on aspects of the design, research and development of
a Formula Student car, together with a module in
Business Modelling. Students also take additional
optional modules.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. The individual project is assessed by oral and poster presentations and a written report.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H342
Institution code L79
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A*AA A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with A* in Mathematics or Physics. (AAA may be offered in exceptional circumstances)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points 38 points with 7 6 6 at HL including HL Mathematics and Physics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 Grades H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 (including Mathematics and Physics) with grade H1 in Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA including Mathematics and Physics, plus Highers at A grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met.

European Baccalaureate: 88% Overall incl Mathematics and Physics, with 9.0 in Mathematics or Physics (inc 6.5 in English)

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £20,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.