Why Herts?
  • The University has been running automotive degree courses for almost forty years and is very well-established within the automotive industry;
  • We have some 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students reading automotive engineering so are one of the largest providers of automotive engineering degree courses in the UK
  • We have excellent facilities in automotive engineering technology including in-house engine dyno facilities, a rolling road, a four-poster shaker rig and a Cruden driver in the loop vehicle simulator

About the course

This MSc in Automotive Engineering is specifically designed to enhance the employment and promotional opportunities of graduates in mechanical and automotive engineering. The programme considers in depth key areas of automotive technology. Its integrated design covers both the technological and management aspects of the motor industry. The programme aims to:

  • equip you with the theory and the practice of relevant materials, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for automotive design and manufacturing problems
  • provide the opportunity for you to use creativity and innovation in the application of technology to the development of the automobile
  • focus on the links between vehicle programmes and the supporting skills of project management
  • develop your skills and application experience through case studies and project work
  • enhance your prospects of professional employment within the industry
Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Automotive Engineering
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc (Modular) Automotive Engineering

Why choose this course?

  • The University has been running automotive degree courses for almost forty years and is very well-established within the automotive industry;
  • We have some 250 undergraduate and postgraduate students reading automotive engineering so are one of the largest providers of automotive engineering degree courses in the UK;
  • We have excellent facilities in automotive engineering technology including in-house engine dyno facilities, a rolling road, a four poster shaker rig and a Cruden driver in the loop vehicle simulator

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Automotive Engineering course is accredited by RAes and IMechE and is accredited as meeting the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to and including, 2020. 

Course details

Careers

This programme is specifically designed to enhance employment and promotional opportunities for graduates in mechanical and automotive engineering. It offers you an overview of the automotive industry which will be invaluable in job applications and will help to fast-track your career in the new product introduction phase of the industry. Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent. You can expect to be employed in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major automotive companies in the UK or internationally.

Teaching methods

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's Canvas web based facility. Canvas allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussions with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School of Engineering and Technology has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School of Engineering and Technology also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.

Structure

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Automotive Dynamics & Safety 15 Credits Compulsory
    Automotive Electrical Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    CFD Techniques 15 Credits Compulsory
    FEA & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Auto Materials & Manufacture 15 Credits Compulsory
    Integrated Product Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
    Advanced Engines & Power Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Operations Research 15 Credits Compulsory
    MSc Project 60 Credits Compulsory
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8925 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £745 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £13500 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £1125 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in mechanical or automotive engineering. Other disciplines may be considered.

    International qualifications will be considered on the basis of their equivalence to UK qualifications, typically guided by a resource such as the National Academic Recognition Information centre (NARIC). Candidates will be required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in written and spoken English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) would typically be required from candidates whose first language is not English. Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    If you need to apply for a visa to enter the UK on acceptance to this course you will need to apply for an ATAS certificate before you are eligible to apply for UK entry clearance. Details of this requirement will be included in your offer. More information is available online.

    If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 18 Months
    • Full Time, 1 Years
    • Part Time, 3 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2019

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    21/01/202031/07/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    20/01/202016/01/2021Apply online (Part Time)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202025/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    21/01/202131/07/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    20/01/202116/01/2022Apply online (Part Time)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202125/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    21/01/202231/07/2023Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    20/01/202216/01/2023Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students