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Automotive Engineering



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, 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 MEng and BEng degrees provide the skills and knowledge you need to kick-start your career in this industry.

Our students combine a firm grounding in the principles of automotive engineering with experience of cutting-edge technology. You'll benefit from industrial visits and input from leading firms in the automotive supply chain and will get plenty of opportunities for individual and group project work on topics such as gearbox analysis, examining flywheel energy storage, and developing electric powered IMechE Formula Student racing cars.

We'll help you stand out from the crowd and gain that important first step on your career journey.

  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330)
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H335)

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:

BEng Automotive Engineering 2020

MEng Automotive Engineering 2020

BEng Automotive Engineering 2021

MEng Automotive Engineering 2021

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available 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.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.

Year 1

In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
  • Materials for Engineering
  • Statics and Structures
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
Optional extra modules
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering Design
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Systems and Software Engineering Principles
Examples of optional modules
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Starting a Business
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules
  • Automation and Robotics
  • CAD/CAM and Simulation
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Design for Vehicle Safety
  • Quality Techniques
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Individual Project

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Design for Vehicle Comfort
  • Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
  • Vehicle Propulsion
  • Automotive Materials and Processes
  • Group Project
Examples of optional modules
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Quality Systems
  • Renewable Energy
  • Simulation of Operations
  • Supply Chain Management

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.

Intercalated degrees

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.

Exchange year abroad

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad (not to be confused with an intercalated study abroad year, which adds a year to your degree duration).

Tuition fees

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

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H330 (BEng)
H335 (MEng)

BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
15 January 2021

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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.

For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2021 entry.