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BEng (Hons) or MEng
Our Automotive Engineering course will teach you engineering principles and analytical techniques. As well as giving you practical experience.
You will study mathematics, engineering principles and design and management. And you’ll develop analytical skills through the study of:
- stress analysis.
Practical activities in the laboratories will deepen your knowledge and understanding of automotive design. And in your final year you will study specialised automotive engineering subjects.
By taking a work placement with one of the University's industry partners, you'll have the chance to gain a Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) accreditation by IMechE.
You also have the opportunity to get involved with Formula Student - our students are regular prize winners.
We developed this course with input from the sector so our graduates are highly sought after. Many progress to further study, others have found jobs well known companies such as:
- Aston Martin
How to apply
Questions about fees?
Questions about fees?
Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 your modules will cover fundamental work in engineering. We teach you in modern, purpose-built premises.
In Year 2 you will gain an understanding of how basic principles apply to complex problems.
You'll take part in group work focusing on design and analysis. And you can take a placement between your second and final year.
In your Final Year you will study specialised automotive engineering subjects. You'll study automotive aerodynamics and automotive engines. You will also complete a personal project.
All students may apply to join our internationally successful Formula Student team.
If you wish to extend your degree you can apply for the four-year MEng course. You can also apply to join our MEng in the third year.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Year 5 (MEng)
Year 6 (optional placement year)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
The UK motor industry employs thousands of graduates each year and has a highly successful automotive industry. Whether your aspirations are to design the next new Mini or the latest executive saloon with an international pedigree, this course will prepare you to achieve them.
Graduates from Automotive Engineering typically obtain engineering roles within the sector and our degree in Automotive Engineering provides the right balance of education and practical experience to equip you for this exacting profession. There are also postgraduate learning opportunities open through the department at MSc or PhD level.
Graduates from Automotive Engineering have gone on to secure roles with companies including:
- Aston Martin
- Jaguar Landrover
The MEng has been fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under the Engineering Council's guidelines (UK SPEC). It provides complete exemption from the Engineering Council exams parts one and two.
The IMechE has given the BEng course the maximum accreditation level available to a BEng course under the Engineering Council's guidelines (UK SPEC). Upon graduation you will have fully satisfied the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer status and have a well-defined path to Chartered Engineer status with the IMechE and the Engineering Council.
Many students progress onto MSc or PhD programmes upon completion of a BEng or MEng degree. There are a range of MSc programmes offered by the department enabling BEng graduates to specialise in a specific engineering field or for MEng graduates there are PhD opportunities.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.