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Bachelor of Automotive Engineering (Hons)
Bachelor of Automotive Engineering (Hons)

Bachelor of Automotive Engineering (Hons)

  • ID:UH440022
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

With a 30-year record of producing skilled engineers for all branches of the automotive industry, Hertfordshire’s a great choice if you want to work in this cutting-edge sector. How? The course focuses on vehicle design, taking into account performance, consumer demand, safety and sustainability. You’ll use all the latest industry tools and techniques, and take specialist classes in vehicle structures, engine performance, aerodynamics, materials and manufacturing strategies. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is the first step towards chartered engineer status.

  • The recent DLHE survey shows that 93.75% of our students on this programme are employed within 6 months of graduating.
  • Interactive teaching using virtual reality to examine all aspects of cutting edge electric vehicles
  • Students are taught a range of industry-standard software packages

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.. Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Engineering Mathematics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Statics and Dynamics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Automotive Engineering Fundamentals, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Applied Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Electrical Science, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Programming for Engineers, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Engineering Professionalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Mechatronic Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Automotive Electronics and Control Systems, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Structural Mechanics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Dynamics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Integrated Engineering Systems Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory

level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Thermofluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Industrial Placement, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Manufacturing Strategy, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Vehicle Engineering Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Vehicle Structural Analysis and Manufacture, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Mechanics and Properties of Materials, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Careers Portfolio, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Optional


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This programme prepares you for the many excellent career choices available to a professional chartered automotive engineer. Our placement students sometimes return to their final year studies with sponsorships and already holding job offers. We have links with all the major automotive companies in the UK and many abroad, and most Formula One racing teams have one of our graduates in their design team. Many other graduates decide to stay at the University and extend their automotive education at a postgraduate level.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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