Gain a firm grounding in the principles of automotive engineering with experience of cutting-edge technology.
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. The UK is also home to seven of the world's 10 Formula One teams.
Our Automotive Engineering degrees provide the skills and knowledge you need to stand out from the crowd. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. You can then specialise in Automotive Engineering, combining a firm grounding in the principles of automotive engineering with experience of cutting-edge technology.
Coventry is at the heart of the UK's automotive sector and the National Automotive Innovation CentreLink opens in a new window is based on campus. 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 cycleLink opens in a new window and IMechE Formula Student racing carsLink opens in a new window
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 DaysLink opens in a new window 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 (ES190Link opens in a new window)
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Design (ES192Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Mathematics (ES193Link opens in a new window)
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194Link opens in a new window)
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101Link opens in a new window)
- Materials for Engineering (ES195Link opens in a new window)
- Statics and Structures (ES196Link opens in a new window)
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197Link opens in a new window)
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics (ES2C5Link opens in a new window)
- Electromechanical System Design (ES2C6Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (ES2C7Link opens in a new window)
- Technical Operations Management (ES2D8Link opens in a new window)
- Manufacturing Engineering Design (ES2D1Link opens in a new window)
- Motor Vehicle Technology (ES2D3Link opens in a new window)
- Systems and Software Engineering Principles (ES2D7Link opens in a new window)
Examples of optional modules
- Industrial Engineering
- Starting a Business
- Introduction to Secondary Mathematics/Physics Teaching
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Automation and Robotics (ES372Link opens in a new window)
- CAD/CAM and Simulation (ES3A4Link opens in a new window)
- Design for Manufacture (ES3A8Link opens in a new window)
- Design for Vehicle Safety (ES3A9Link opens in a new window)
- Quality Techniques (ES382Link opens in a new window)
- Systems Modelling and Control (ES3C8Link opens in a new window)
- Individual Project (ES327Link opens in a new window)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Design for Vehicle Comfort (ES4A7Link opens in a new window)
- Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control (ES4A3Link opens in a new window)
- Vehicle Propulsion (ES4B7Link opens in a new window)
- Automotive Materials and Processes (ES4E6Link opens in a new window)
- Group Project (ES410Link opens in a new window)
Examples of optional modules
- Advanced Robotics
- Quality Systems
- Renewable Energy
- Simulation of Operations
The information on this page is applicable for 2023 entry. 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 (2022 entry only)
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.
Please note that the exchange year abroad will not be available from 2023 entry onwards.
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.
The engineering degree at Warwick includes an important business and operations management aspect to it. This is something that I wanted as I believe it can provide a very important competitive advantage once I enter the professional world.
Angel, 3rd year Automotive Engineering student
BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year
25 January 2023
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding.
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the University course pages.Link opens in a new window
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk
This information is applicable for 2023 entry.