Undergraduate Automotive courses

Choose from

Automotive Engineering Courses
CourseUCAS code
Automotive Engineering (BEng) H330
Automotive Engineering (MEng) H341
Automotive Engineering with Motorsport (BEng) H335
Automotive Engineering with Motorsport (MEng) H336
Automotive Technology with Management (BSc) H342
Motorsport Technology (BSc) H331

The automotive sector is very varied and dynamic and offers excellent career prospects in large corporations as well as their supply chain companies.

Some of our graduates have secured positions with F1 teams in the past and our alumni can be found employed around the globe by a range of major vehicle manufacturers.

The University of Hertfordshire has a long track-record of producing skilled engineers, technicians and managers for every branch of the automotive industry.

Our automotive engineering programme has proved to be popular with students and employers and our popularity has led to major investment by the institution in the form of our automotive/racing car simulator.

Our degree programmes are all accredited by the professional institutions and provide a broad grounding in engineering and technology with a range of subjects including:

  • Powertrain Design
  • Manufacture
  • Technology or Engineering Management
  • Business
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering science
  • Vehicle design

In addition, the Formula Student car project can be taken as one quarter of the final year studies. This is a challenging option and especially well-regarded by the professional race teams, which makes it an excellent step towards a motorsport career.

We have excellent facilities in automotive engineering technology which feature:


Work placement is an important part of the courses we offer. Students have previously undertaken placements at a wide range of companies such as:

  • Bentley Motors
  • Rolls Royce Cars
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Cummins Turbotech
  • Vauxhall Motors
  • IBC vehicles
  • Xtrac
  • Nissan technical centre
  • Millbrook proving ground

Our placement students sometimes return to their final year studies with sponsorship and often with a job offer so they can begin their career straight after graduation.

Herts offers me the chance to learn more about motorsport in every aspect; from physical engineering to construction of a car.

James Montgomery

MEng/BEng Honours Motorsport Technology