University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Automotive Engineering

This programme is designed to meet the needs of the 21st-century automotive industry for graduates with the necessary skills and understanding in control, mechatronics, and computer-aided techniques to design and develop integrated vehicle systems. 2 pathways are available: Vehicle mechatronics and control, which permits a deeper study of control; vehicle technology and management, which allows a wider study of the general technology and management.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in science, engineering or technology, or equivalent; relevant experience considered; candidates with relevant practical experience instead of formal qualifications may be admitted initially to Diploma with possible transfer to Master's. IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

Course modules

Model-based powertrain control; design and prototyping of hybrid vehicles; turbocharge evaluation and optimisation; control systems design; engine and powertrain; virtual vehicle prototyping; computer applications of numerical methods; design optimisation; engineering vibration; interdisciplinary competitive design; materials failure analysis; mobile robotics and wireless sensors; manufacturing planning and control; manufacturing systems simulation; materials and manufacturing processes; vehicle control systems; six sigma for business excellence; control systems design; engine mapping and calibration; vehicle drive-train analysis; vehicle dynamics; finite element methods; interdisciplinary competitive design; risk management; sustainable energy; vehicle control systems; advanced project skills; advanced manufacturing technology; reliability engineering; MSc project.

Assessment methods

assessment methods include project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01274 234567