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BEng (Hons)Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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The automotive industry, which includes successful manufacturers like Nissan, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover, needs engineers who can work on design, production, and research and development.

The core of the course is the same as our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering. You’ll also study specialist modules covering vehicle design and aerodynamics, powertrain and chassis systems, manufacturing systems, and automotive control systems and mechatronics.

This BEng (Hons) course will meet part of the academic requirement to be a Chartered Engineer, which is associated with higher salaries. You can meet the requirement in full by studying for an additional year and gaining an MEng (Hons). If you know from the start that you’d prefer an MEng, please apply for MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Automotive Engineering instead of this course.

The course is inspired by a sustainable engineering agenda that will ensure you’ll be equipped to work ethically in a world that needs engineers to meet societal challenges.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

You will study core modules in Engineering Science, Engineering Analytics, Vehicle Design, Materials Engineering & Performance, and Professional & Technical Communication Skills.

Year 2

You will begin to specialise with modules in: Mechanical & Structural Systems, Powertrain & Chassis Systems, Fluid Systems, Engineering Management & Economics, and Manufacturing Technology & Systems.

Year 3

You will have the option to go out on an industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice.

Year 4

You will study modules in Vehicle Dynamics, Automotive Design and Analysis, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Automotive Control Systems and Mechatronics. You will undertake a major Investigative Project in a topic of your choice.

Career opportunities

By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate roles related to mechanical and automotive engineering. Among our graduates who are in work six months after the course, as many as 84% of them are in a professional or managerial job, according to Unistats 2015.

If you wish to undertake further study at postgraduate level, it may be possible to transfer to our MEng (Hons) Mechanical and Automotive Engineering – though, because it’s an integrated masters degree, you would usually apply for it when you first apply to Northumbria. We also offer MSc degrees.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States