Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MEng 5 years

Entry requirements 2015: 300 UCAS points
Entry requirements 2016: ABB / 320 UCAS points
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
UCAS code: H393
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Engineering & Informatics


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.

95% of our 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating


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

Entry requirements for 2015

Typical offer: 300 UCAS points

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.

Entry requirements for 2016

Typical offer: ABB / 320 UCAS points

A levels:

To include A-level Maths minimum grade C.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Operations and Maintenance, to include the Further Maths unit at Distinction. (Electrical/Electronic Engineering acceptable if both Further Maths and Mechanical Principles and Applications are taken.)

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Engineering or Science and Engineering, to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, of which 15 must be Maths credits.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.


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.

Career support and prospects

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 2013 Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduates was £26,038.

How do I find out more?

Contact Course Enquiries:

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.