M.Sc. On Campus

Automotive Engineering

University of Leeds

12 months
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This Automotive Engineering course from University of Leeds will give you in-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering through modules common to all our programmes, as well as the specialist knowledge and skills to work in today’s rapidly changing automotive industry. 


You’ll prepare to meet key challenges, such as designing sustainable hybrid and electric vehicles that meet rising safety and performance standards in a cost-effective way. To do this, you’ll develop an awareness of the commercial issues that impact on design and production processes.

Our close links with industry ensure that you’ll be prepared to meet the most pressing needs of the automotive sector, and project work in every year will allow you to put theory into practice and prepare for your future career. From your first day on this course you will be encouraged to join our Formula Student team, Leeds Gryphon Racing and engage in the development of an IC, electric or autonomous race car. Early participation in Formula Student has helped some of our students to secure industrial placements with leading automotive companies, formula electric and formula one teams.

Career opportunities

The Automotive Engineering course from University of Leeds will give you the edge to find the career you want. Your course will give you the experience and knowledge that employers are looking for to help you secure a graduate job.

University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers’ Research.

Our degrees will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in industry, including design, problem solving, engineering ethics, numeracy and analysis skills, together with transferable skills, such as communication and working as a team. Graduates have secured positions including:

  • Graduate Engineer, Bentley Motors

  • Nuclear Engineer, International Nuclear Standards

  • Specialist Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

  • Design Engineer, JCB

  • Marine Surveyor, Lloyds Register

  • Graduate Engineer, McLaren Automotive

  • Automotive Engineer, Mobius Motors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automotive Chassis Engineering
  • Automotive Driveline Engineering
  • Engineering Psychology and Human Factors
  • Professional Project
  • Team Design Project
  • Design Optimisation
  • Vehicle Design and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level: A*AA including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry, with the A* in Mathematics or Physics if presented.
  • Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade.
  • Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.
  • GCSE: English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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