MEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

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Learn how to design the cars and vehicles of tomorrow and take your first step towards Chartered Engineer status by studying our combined bachelors and Masters Automotive Engineering degree course.

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Set the direction for your future career by learning how to improve performance, lower carbon emissions, develop electric cars and make vehicles safer.

As an Automotive Engineering student at ARU you’ll explore manufacturing, 3D printing, thermodynamics and structural analysis in order to analyse, calculate, model and experience your proposed concepts.

You’ll gain skills and experience in computer-based advanced design, simulation and modelling in areas such as computational engineering, fluid dynamics, stress analysis and industrial management.

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Facilities and accreditation

State-of-the-art facilities

All our Automotive Engineering students have use of specialist labs and equipment, including:

  • CAD/CAM and engineering computer modelling centre
  • industrial-scale CNC milling and lathe machines
  • metal and plastic rapid prototyping machines
  • welding equipment
  • electronic testing and measuring equipment
  • EOS-M290 Metal Sintering Machine
  • Pro IdeaWerk Desktop 3D printer
  • Dimension 1200es.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our MEng degree is designed to prepare you to specialise in automotive engineering.

You’ll learn the manufacturing and testing methods, use the equipment, and find out about the regulations and issues that are particular to the automotive industry. However, the grounding we give you in mechanical engineering will stand you in good stead for a career in industries such as aerospace, medical, renewable energies, 3D printing and much more.

Mechanical engineers are in high demand nationally and internationally, commanding an impressive average salary. You could increase your earning power by progressing to senior design or project management. Your high-level numerical and problem-solving skills will also appeal to employers outside of the engineering sector, for example in IT, finance, business and education.

Whichever path you follow, you can be sure you’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities that employers need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements. From the very start of your degree, you’ll meet established engineers from across the industry, learn what it’s like to work in engineering, and be encouraged to join professional bodies, building valuable contacts and knowledge to help you gain employment in your preferred area.

You could also choose to start a research career by progressing on to our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.


"My time at ARU has really expanded my own perception of what engineering can be... I've worked on some incredible projects and studied alongside some brilliant students."


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