University of Bath

University of Bath

Automotive Engineering

This programme is aimed at engineering graduates who wish to work in the automotive industry, with particular focus on the design, performance and operation of automotive power trains and vehicle systems. The programme produces graduates with the technical and managerial skills and expertise that are highly sought after by the automotive industry. By studying this course our students: understand the vehicle design process and the operation and performance of important sub systems; analyse current and projected future environmental legislation and the impact this has on the design, operation and performance of automotive powertrain systems; and analyse in detail the operation and performance indicators of transmission systems, internal combustion engines and after treatment devices.

Entry requirements

1st degree (at UK 1st or 2.1 or international equivalent) in mechanical engineering, physics or mathematics. Where English is not a 1st language: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the 4 components); or a minimum of 62 in PTE Academic (with no less than 59 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: Vehicle engineering; heat transfer; engineering systems simulation; professional skills for engineering practice; engine and powertrain technologies part 1; vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics; engine and powertrain technologies part 2; project phase 1; engineering project management; conceptual design group activity.

Assessment methods

Assessment for this course includes: coursework involving laboratory or small project sessions; exams; group projects; individual project preliminary work; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Various scholarship opportunities are available for MSc applicants to Engineering and Design.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Faculty of Engineering & Design Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 386447/386252