12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
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The Automotive Engineering programme at Loughborough University will build on your existing engineering skills and enhance your understanding of the latest automotive technologies, including the development of the next generation of vehicles that feature new hardware, software, autonomy and electrification.


 You will look in depth at modern trends and methods in automotive engineering and will be given the appropriate analysis techniques to model and design contemporary vehicles. You will also learn how to plan, execute and evaluate projects related to automotive systems and be able to interpret and analyse relevant data. Additionally, programme content will use mathematics and science skills to solve complex automotive engineering problems, as well as focusing on the societal, environmental and regulatory issues related to this ever-developing sector.

The department has a strong and growing research programme with world-class activities and facilities. We have four major research groups working across the technologies of automotive and aeronautical engineering. Research topics range from the development of new design methodologies for hybrid powertrains to aerodynamic experiments and simulation. Teaching on the programme is closely aligned to and informed by our research and our close links to industry.


Our graduates of the Automotive Engineering programme at Loughborough University  are sought after by a wide range of companies and are employed by Airbus, Cummins, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Sky. Roles include: software engineer, structural dynamics engineer, purchase engineer, and engineering consultant in motorsports.

Previous graduate destinations include:

  • Key Account Manager, Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co.
  • Automotive Instructor, Bahrain Training Institute
  • Software Engineer, Changan UK R&D Center
  • Structural Dynamics Engineer, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company - Astrium (France)
  • Estimator, Galliford Try
  • Purchase Engineer, J J Electric (Thailand)
  • Graduate Production Engineering, Shell
  • Testing Engineer, TVS Motor Company (India)


This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). The programme also meets the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Vehicle and Powertrain Functional Performances
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Systems Integration
  • Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
  • Body Engineering
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems
  • Powertrain Calibration Optimisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in automotive, aeronautical, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related discipline.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 (or equivalent) may be considered with relevant experience in the automotive industry.

Tuition Fee

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    26500 GBP/year
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  • National

    11900 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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