Automotive Engineering – BEng (Hons) / MEng
Attendance BEng (Hons) - Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years) MEng - Full Time (4 years), Sandwich (5 years)
Study our Automotive Engineering BEng degree course and join one of the select UK Universities to take part in Formula Student events at Silverstone.
Now is a fascinating time to study automotive engineering as you’ll have the chance to be at the forefront of developments within the industry. You’ll get to work in advanced automotive workshops and laboratories equipped with industry-standard equipment, as well as take advantage of more traditional office-based facilities.
You’ll gain practical experience so that you are equipped to apply engineering science to real life situations. Plus, you’ll also have the opportunity to join our BCU Formula Student racing team.
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What’s covered in the course?
You’ll develop as an engineer able to make a significant contribution to this industry as it goes through an important period of transition in the UK and globally.
Our engineering courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice.
You will develop key technical skills, enhance your creative thinking and learn from industry experts. As well as gaining knowledge and application skills in stress analysis, powertrain systems, suspension, body engineering, design and management.
You’ll be learning in a stimulating environment with lots of opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, enhance your creativity and develop the attributes you need to stand out from the crowd.
Our automotive engineering degree is structured so that its themes have a direct relevance to the industry’s current and expected future needs, and upon graduating you will have the intellectual, technical and personal qualities necessary to successfully implement new technologies.
Throughout your course you will benefit from our strong industry links with companies such as the Morgan Motor Company, Westfield Sportscars, Siemens, and GKN.
You will also have the opportunity to join our BCU Formula Student racing team, which designs and builds a single-seater racing car each year to race in July at the IMechE-sponsored event at Silverstone.
Why Choose Us?
- Our graduates have progressed into roles with leading companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and Ford Motor Company.
- You can take part in our international Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student event at Silverstone.
- You will gain transferable skills through group work and project-based challenges, broadening and enhancing your employability prospects.
- You will gain an understanding of the commercial, legal, ethical and environmental factors associated with automotive engineering.