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BEng (Hons)Automotive Engineering

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Building on the University’s strong links with industry and run by internationally recognised academics, our Automotive Engineering programmes will give you the specialised expertise you need to become a professional engineer in the automotive industry, or equally provide you with the right skill set to take up a career in motorsport.

Our Automotive Engineering degree is a unique programme that focuses on new and emerging sustainable automotive technologies (such as electric vehicles). Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art design and development tools such as computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) methods, applying these to vehicle development.

As an integral part of your degree you will get involved in Formula Student – Europe’s most established student motorsport competition, in which Surrey has successfully competed for many years. This will give you a valuable opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-life problems and gain hands-on experience.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specification documents which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Programme structure

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)
Mathematics 1
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 1
Materials and Statics
Design and Component Production
Mathematics 2
Solid Mechanics 1
Experimental and Transferable Skills
Electronic Instrumentation 1

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Design Project
Solid Mechanics 2
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2
Mechanics of Vehicles and Machines
Numerical and Experimental Methods
Powertrain Design and Chassis Engineering

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Group Design Project (Formula Student)
BEng Individual Project
Numerical Methods and CFD
Control and Dynamics
Advanced CAD/CAM
Engineering Management
Modern Vehicles Systems Design
Advanced Stress Analysis
Vehicle Aerodynamics

Career opportunities

Our graduate employment record is truly outstanding. The University of Surrey is consistently at, or very close to, the top of the league table for graduate employment.

This is due to the professional focus of our degrees, accreditation by professional bodies and the quality of our Professional Training placement programme.

Most of our graduates proceed directly to employment in an engineering profession. Typical careers span a wide range – professional mechanical engineering, general engineering and manufacturing.

Employers include some of the most famous names in engineering, aerospace, energy, telecommunications and research. A small but significant number of students take higher degrees at Surrey and elsewhere.

Recent graduates from the Mechanical Engineering programmes have entered employment in roles such as:

- Caterpillar UK, Design Engineer
- Honda UK, Engineer
- Jaguar Land Rover, Product Development Engineer
- McLaren Racing, Production Engineer
- Ricardo, Performance and Calibration Engineer

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