Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our specialist degree aims to produce automotive engineering graduates of the highest calibre, fully equipped with the key technical and managerial skills needed to design, develop and manufacture future environmentally friendly road vehicles which perform well at acceptable cost. You'll study analytical and computational skills, and principles and concepts appropriate to the design and operation of road car and commercial vehicles, for example materials, manufacturing methods, internal combustion engines, aerodynamics, vehicle performance and electronics. Specialist modules, including low carbon and lightweight vehicle technologies, are also included. Our degree is a fine balance of the practical and the commercial, incorporating professional skills such as management and law. Our aim is to equip you with everything you need to become a technical or managerial leader in the exciting, fast'moving automotive sector.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Fundamentals of solid body mechanics; fundamentals of thermofluids; analytical methods and skills; engineering materials, manufacturing and electrical machines; introduction to engineering design; automotive engineering laboratories. Level 2 Core: Automotive vehicle design and performance; solid body mechanics; thermofluids; computing, analytical methods, control and instrumentation; professional engineering; applications and practice. Level 3: Work Placement (thick sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major individual project; automotive structures, propulsion and manufacture; FEA, CFD and design of engineering systems; professional engineering practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
BEng (Hons) £16,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-ABB
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

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

83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 72
Studying 9
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 11
Unknown 6

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 38%

Total Coursework: 59%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation