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Sustainable Automotive Materials Engineering

Degree Apprenticeships

Sustainable Automotive Materials Engineering

This immersive and interactive programme has been developed with industry input and it explores foundational and most recent technologies in the automotive industry in the field of sustainable materials and manufacturing processes. A strong focus will be placed on systems engineering and Circular (eco) design and Life Cycle Engineering.

Start date:
October 2024

3 years, part-time 


7 (Postgraduate)


Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)

Course leader:
Neill Raath

Your course at a glance:

  • Designed with and for engineers working in the automotive sector.
  • Enhance and develop technical skills in sustainable automotive materials engineering.
  • Develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, report writing skills and data analysis.


The course offers a unique opportunity to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in the area of Sustainable Automotive Material Engineering. Whether developing new skills, or re-skilling based on prior experience, the course touches on all aspects pertinent to this field. The course covers in detail the motivations for and strategies employed by businesses in pursuing sustainable automotive materials engineering in the automotive industry; through the legislation and engineering processes, to the technologies, systems and control methods down to the design of the components necessary to deliver safe, reliable products to consumers and stakeholders.

Apprentices will explore the effects of sustainability requirements on automotive engineering decisions and understand the effects of materials in terms of environmental impact. They will also explore the interaction of material, manufacturing process and design on the performance of engineered automotive products as well as the wider implications of their use on the environment. As well as the technical skills, apprentices will apply and further develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, report writing skills and data analysis.

This course aligns with the Postgraduate Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.

We welcome enquiries from businesses who want to upskill existing employees or want to recruit fresh talent perhaps as part of a graduate scheme.

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