Sustainable Automotive Engineering

WMG University of Warwick

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
27160 GBP/year
14820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Within WMG University of Warwick, and the fast-paced automotive research environment in which we work, we constantly review and revise our Master in Sustainable Automotive Engineering's module content to ensure it keeps up and aligns with latest research and industry trends in the sector. We have developed a number of new modules, and re-structured the SAE programme.


Key facts:

  • The new 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 Sustainable Automotive Engineering'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 at WMG University of Warwick, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automotive Research, Strategy and Environment
  • Automotive Hybridisation and Electrification 
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Electrical Drivetrains
  • Systems Engineering and Functional Safety 
  • Modelling and Simulation of Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form and application fee.
  • A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  • A scan of your transcript (marksheet). If you are still studying, send us your transcripts to date. NB: if you are made an offer, we will then require your original degree transcripts and certificate in hard copy format to clear your conditions.
  • English test result (if applicable) - this can be submitted after you have an offer.
  • One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference. If you graduated more than 2 years ago, we will accept professional references. We contact your referee directly, so please include their valid professional email address on your application form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27160 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Fresh content

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Sustainable Automotive Engineering
WMG University of Warwick