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Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MEng 5 years

  • Typical offer 2015 entry: 300
  • Duration: 5 years Full-time
  • UCAS code: H393
  • Includes a placement year
  • Suitable for International students



Course highlight

100% of our 2012 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates (most recent data) found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

This course follows similar modules to Mechanical Engineering, but with an emphasis on automotive engineering and design. It focuses on mechanics, design and computing, but in the final year applies this to the understanding of complex automotive systems necessary to optimise performance, handling, emissions and economy in modern vehicles. Depending on your level of progress, transfer to MEng is possible at the end of either the first or second year.

The MEng programme comprises an extra fourth academic year of more advanced and in-depth study, and provides all the formal educational requirements necessary to present yourself for CEng registration.


These courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and can lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation.

Why Bradford?

Both programmes can be taken with an additional placement year spent in industry to improve employability. Ford has recently selected the University of Bradford among five leading UK universities to receive prestigious student scholarships - Ford Blue Oval Scholarships - for a variety of courses, ranging from science and automotive engineering to computer technology


This is the current module information. Modules may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures.


  • Advanced Engineering Design
  • Automotive Technology
  • Coaching Development
  • Computer Modelling Techniques
  • Corporate Strategy & Engineering Management
  • Engine & Powertrain
  • Engine Mapping and Calibration
  • Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)
  • Engineering Computation
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Engineering Vibrations
  • Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Fluid Mechanics 2
  • Further Engineering Analysis (Mechanical)
  • Interdisciplinary Competitive Design
  • Introductory Control
  • Introductory Mechatronics
  • Introductory Solid Modelling
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Materials Engineering and Design
  • Materials Technology & Processing
  • Mechanics of Machines
  • Project
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Six Sigma for Business Excellence
  • Stage 1 Project
  • Structural & Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Thermodynamics
  • Vehicle Control Systems
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Virtual Vehicle Prototyping


  • Advanced Control
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Solid Mechanics
  • Computer Applications of Numerical Methods
  • Control Systems Design
  • Design Optimisation
  • Environmental Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Manufacturing Systems Simulation
  • Manufacturing, Planning & Control
  • Materials & Manufacturing Processes
  • Materials Failure Analysis
  • Mobile Robotics & Wireless Sensors
  • Real Time Computing & Instrumentation
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Vehicle Drive Train Analysis

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

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Career Prospects

Our graduates pursue careers in all areas of engineering, automotive and manufacturing industry, but also in wider fields such as marketing, business management and public service work. Our recent graduates went on to work for employers such as Ford, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Toyota, in roles including graduate engineer, design engineer, process engineer, and CAD engineer.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2012 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates was £37,563.

Entry requirements for 2015

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 300

A levels:

To include a minimum of 160 points from 2 full A levels, one of which must be Maths at minimum grade C.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM. BTEC qualifications should be in a relevant subject to the degree course and must include the Further Maths unit at Distinction.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.