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Automotive Engineering MEng
Automotive Engineering MEng

Automotive Engineering MEng

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)

  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17) 

Course Information

The Brunel Automotive Engineering MEng gives students interested in pursuing careers in automobile engineering an extra year of advanced study and training that will deepen their knowledge of the subject, expand their skill sets and put them on a fast-track to becoming a chartered engineer.

As with our Automobile Engineering BEng degree, you’ll get a solid grounding in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, including maths, engineering science and design, and an in-depth knowledge of the technical workings of current and future automotive systems.  

You’ll study all aspects of automotive development and manufacture from vehicle design and performance to engine and transmission systems to materials, structures and safety.

You’ll also get hands-on practice troubleshooting engineering problems that inevitably arise during the construction and testing processes.

Your education will profit, too, by your access to the work done at our Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (CAPF). One of the largest and most active engine research groups in the UK, CAPF focuses on minimising pollutant emissions and improving fuel efficiency while maintaining performance levels.

In your final year, along with studying specialist topics taught at master’s degree level, you’ll take part in a major group project to design, manufacture and test an automotive product, typically aimed at low-carbon use. This will give you valuable experience working in a team-based environment and on-the-job opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills, competencies sought by employers.

A current project concerns the use of mechanical kinetic energy recovery to help eliminate the feel of turbocharger lag in future fuel-efficient road vehicles.

Throughout your studies you’ll have use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, which comprise our motorsport workshop, and 24-hour access to industry standard specialist software for engineering design at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems.

Our automotive engineering MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). We offer two study options. You can choose four years full-time or five years full-time with a professional placement that will allow to put what you’ve learned into practice in real-world situations.

If you start on the full-time course, you can transfer to the professional development option, which includes the placement, at any time before the end of Level 2.

In an industry facing the challenges of rapidly-changing technology, heightened customer expectations and growing environmental concerns, employers are looking for graduates with the technical and managerial skills to keep ahead of the changes. Your Brunel MEng will give you this and equip you to play leading roles in industry and public service.

Course code: HHH0, H3N1 with placement

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Year 1


  • BE1601 - Engineering Mathematics and Programming

  • BE1602 - Engineering Practice

  • BE1603 - Engineering Systems and Energy

  • BE1604 - Engineering Mechanics and Materials I

  • BE1606 - Engineering Mechanics and Materials II

  • ME1620 - Mechanical Engineering Science

Year 2


  • ME2610 - Engineering Mathematics and Programming

  • ME2611 - Design Process for Machine Elements, Manufacturing Processes, Materials and CAD

  • ME2612 - Engineering Business

  • ME2613 - Fluid Mechanics

  • ME2614 - Solid Mechanics and Introduction to FEA

  • ME2616 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

  • ME2617 - Dynamics of Machines

  • ME2618 - Vehicle Design and Performance

Year 3


  • Vehicle Dynamics and Aerodynamics

  • ME3618 - Mechatronics and Control Engineering

  • Vehicle Structures and FEA

  • ME3619 - Sustainable Engineering Management and Practice

  • Vehicle Propulsion

  • Technologies for Future Transport

  • ME3620 - Major Individual Project

Year 4


  • ME5661 - Strategy and Business Planning

  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced CAD

  • Advanced Vehicle Materials and Manufacturing

  • Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Technologies and Systems

  • Major Group Project


  • Advanced Solid Body Mechanics and FEA

  • Advanced Electrical Systems and Power Electronics

  • Advanced Thermofluids

  • Robotics and Automation

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

If you opt for a sandwich course, you’ll go on a year’s paid placement and put your theory into practice. Some of our students are offered jobs at the companies where they carried out their industrial placements.

Your automotive engineering degree from Brunel is highly regarded. Many of our graduates now work in technical and managerial positions within the automotive industry. Recent destinations include Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin, McLaren Automotive, Ricardo, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Bentley Motors, Ford, BMW (Mini), Lotus Cars, Tata Motors, BP, MAHLE Powertrain, Cummins, JCB, Perkins and Delphi.

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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