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MSc Sustainable Automotive Electrification

Full-time Master's
Sustainable Automotive Electrification

Through this course you will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles.

Start date:
30 September 2024

12 months, full time

Application deadline:
2 August 2024

Master of Science (MSc) 

Highlights and benefits

  • WMG has an established legacy of leading automotive research in close collaboration with industry.
  • Our Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is a national facility for advanced battery research across the R&D process from materials and electrochemistry through to application integration and recycling.
  • WMG is also home to the National Automotive Research Centre (NAIC), a key partnership between the University, Government and Industry.
  • Working within WMG's state-of-the-art facilities, you will gain from the latest innovations in research and technology.


Within WMG, and the fast-paced automotive research environment in which we work, we constantly review and revise our Master’s module content to ensure it keeps up and aligns with latest research and industry trends in the sector.

The course design mirrors the System Engineering V-cycle used for product development in industry and consists of four layers. Course participants begin working at Layer 1: Stakeholder Motivations (Global, legislative, customer etc.) and progress through Layer 2: Vehicle, and Layer 3: Systems, before studying at Layer 4: Component engineering. Alongside this progression, there are additional supporting modules covering industry tools and techniques applicable at all layers and to manage the design life-cycle itself. Please see the Course Content tab for further details.

This Master's course is designed for engineering or STEM subject graduates with an interest in automotive innovation. You will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of low environmental impact automotive products.

The course is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. Through your studies, you will develop the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.

Throughout the year, you will gain a holistic understanding of the different technology options and methods for design, system integration, and verification that will drive the market introduction of new energy efficient vehicles.

You will develop the skills to design and evaluate the next generation of automotive products that have a lower environmental impact than conventional vehicles. You will learn the latest innovations in research, technology management, and leadership that are pre-requisite for career progression within the international automotive industry.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to fully meet the CEng registration educational requirements.

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Meet the Course Director: Andy Gardiner

"Prior to Warwick, I worked for Jaguar Land Rover where I was responsible for electrifying the product line. This started with the Freelander in 2009 (micro hybrid) and culminated with the Jaguar I-PACE (Premium BEV) in 2018 within my role as Head of the Performance, Efficiency and Driveability Team".

Scholarships and Bursaries

WMG will be awarding over £1million in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on any of our full-time MSc programmes beginning in September 2024.

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We look forward to receiving your MSc application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.