Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Automotive engineers design, test and develop vehicles and/or components from concept through to production, and are involved in improving the vehicle in response to customer feedback. This course is ideal if you would like a career within the automotive industry and to develop a comprehensive range of related skills.

Course Modules

Year 1: Typical modules include: technology mathematics 1; structural mechanics and dynamics 1; engineering science; engineering computing; materials engineering 1; professional practice; language option; engineering design; engineering applications. Year 2: Typical modules include: automotive systems engineering 1 and 2; engineering design; materials and processes; mechanical science; project engineering; technology mathematics 2; language option; investigatory study and dissertation. Year 3: Typical modules include: individual project; vehicle design; vehicle technology; group design project; manufacturing option module; language option; business applications in engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 96
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MM
  • BTEC National Diploma PPM
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma

Key Course Information

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61% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 51%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 20
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 29%

Total Coursework: 69%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation