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Automotive Engineering, M.Eng.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Automotive Engineering course, offered by University of Brighton is recognised by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) as the National Centre of Excellence for Internal Combustion Engine Thermal Efficiency.



The Automotive Engineering course, offered by University of Brighton gives you the opportunity to study at in-depth masters level, extending your technical understanding, knowledge of business, and developing management and leadership skills. Designed with input from industry experts and accrediting bodies, this course provides a solid foundation in mechanical engineering and builds your automotive knowledge.

You will learn with a team with an international reputation for automotive research, and undertake projects contributing to this research. You will work in interdisciplinary teams on design and engineering projects and have the chance to join the Formula Student team, developing your teamwork, project management, presentation and communication skills.


On successful completion of this course you will have the qualifications to become a Chartered Engineer. The management and business training you receive on an MEng is a recognised route into management positions early in your career.

Our graduates are working in companies including Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Ricardo UK Ltd, and MAHLE Powertrain Ltd.

Programme Structure


  • Engineering Practice
  • Mechanical Design
  • Energy Systems
  • Design Project
  • Materials and Manufacture

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 48 months
          • Duration description
            With placement year 5 years
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

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        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        International Baccalaureate

        30 points, with three subjects at Higher level which must include grade 5 in maths and physics.

        GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

        Must include English language, maths and a physical science.

        ATAS requirementsThe JACS code for this course is H330, meaning that students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they apply for a visa. 

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          14460 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14460 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
        • EU/EEA

          9250 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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        Living costs for Brighton

        • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
          Living Costs

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