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

Key information

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