The automotive industry is synonymous with creativity and innovation. In the UK, companies like BMW, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota are supported by a huge network of manufacturers, employing highly-skilled engineers at the forefront of their field and internationally recognised for the solutions they create. Our Automotive Engineering degrees provide the skills and knowledge you need to stand out from the crowd and gain that important first step on your career journey.
You'll benefit from industrial visits and input from leading firms in the automotive supply chain. There are plenty of opportunities for individual and group project work on topics such as gearbox analysis, autonomous vehicles, examining flywheel energy storage, and developing an electric powered racing motor cycle and IMechE Formula Student racing car.
By gaining skills ranging from mechanical design, electronic systems, manufacturing techniques, management, ergonomics and human perception of things such as noise, vibration and performance, you'll graduate as a well-rounded automotive engineer equipped for a broad range of career options.
- BEng Automotive Engineering (H330)
- MEng Automotive Engineering (H335)
Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those specialising in Automotive Engineering will combine a firm grounding in the principles of automotive engineering with experience of cutting-edge technology.
If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.
Entry requirements are published on the University website:
Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.
We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise.
All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise in Automotive Engineering, choose another specialism or continue on the general engineering pathway.
Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements and regulations are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.
In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.
- Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ES190)
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191)
- Engineering Design (ES192)
- Engineering Mathematics (ES193)
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194)
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101)
- Materials for Engineering (ES195)
- Statics and Structures (ES196)
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197)
Optional extra modules
- A Modern Foreign Language
Examples of optional modules
- Industrial Engineering
- Starting a Business
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Automation and Robotics
- CAD/CAM and Simulation
- Design for Manufacture
- Design for Vehicle Safety
- Quality Techniques
- Systems Modelling and Control
- Individual Project (ES327)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Design for Vehicle Comfort
- Group Project (ES410)
Examples of optional modules
- Advanced Robotics
- Quality Systems
- Renewable Energy
- Simulation of Operations
The information on this page is applicable for 2021 entry. Please note that the detailed module information available via hyperlink is applicable for the current academic year (2020-21). Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.
Our course and module content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check this website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.
Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng. If you choose to take an intercalated year, this will be reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree programme.
Exchange year abroad
MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad, subject to academic requirements and approval of study programme. MEng students who take their third year abroad as an Exchange Year, and do not complete an individual project, will be required to do so as a core module during their MEng (fourth) year at Warwick.
Fees and funding
Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.
The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.
By gaining skills ranging from mechanical design, electronic systems, manufacturing techniques, management, ergonomics and human perception of things such as noise, vibration and performance, you'll graduate as a well-rounded automotive engineer equipped for a broad range of career options. You will also build skills in research, design and innovation, communication and leadership, able to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to solving engineering problems.
We'll help you to stand out from the crowd and gain that important first step on your career journey.