M.Sc. On Campus

Automotive Systems Engineering

University of Bradford

12 months
21930 GBP/year
9004 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This full-time Master’s programme in Automotive Systems Engineering from the University of Bradford will enable you to work on complex Automotive Systems Engineering problems in order to equip you with the skills required to support working in the modern automotive industry.


The automotive engineering landscape is rapidly changing with the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles. Automotive engineers are now expected to work in interdisciplinary design teams, to develop scalable, multidisciplinary systems models covering all aspects of the product lifecycle from conceptual design of the user interaction, through to verification and validation of designs and systems, and all the way through the operation phases of the system lifecycle.

This Master’s programme in Automotive Systems Engineering from the University of Bradford provides both engineering broadening and deepening by exposing you to a range of automotive engineering and computer science topics to prepare you for a role in industry.

You will have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary automotive team projects with a focus on systems engineering, and at the same time will gain expertise in a chosen specialist research area as part of your MSc Project.

Career prospects

Automotive Systems Engineering is an emerging area with a predicted high demand for specialist engineers working on and around the areas of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Graduates from this course will also be skilled to work within a diverse range of disciplines across transportation and Mechanical Engineering. You can expect to work in industries such as:

  • Automotive
  • Motorsport
  • Aerospace
  • Rail
  • Mechanical

Graduate salaries can range from:

  • Starting: £20,000 - £28,000
  • With experience: £30,000 - £45,000
  • Senior: £60,000+

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modelling and Optimisation
  • Big Data Systems and Analytics
  • Team Project
  • Automotive Tribology and Noise Vibration and Harshness
  • Vehicle Powertrain and Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Applications from candidates with physics, mathematics, and computer science degrees with relevant background in maths and physics, are welcomed.
  • Candidates who do not fulfil the normal entry requirements but have extensive industrial experience in a related area will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21930 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21930 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9004 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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