MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

The programmes offered by the School of Engineering in University of Wolverhampton specialises in the integration of the mechanical, electrical, and electronics subject areas. The MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering programme reflects this emphasis and, in addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the automotive subject, students also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.

Student will use industry-standard software to facilitate design, analysis and synthesis activities; student will be taught by lecturers who have substantial industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting engineering and technology companies.

Student will participate in a multi-disciplinary group project, necessitating the application of advanced management techniques in a progressive technological environment.

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

September 2023


4 Years / 3 Years (At the successful completion of Level 6, an exit point exists so that the student is able to receive BEng (Hons) Degree. If the student opts not to take BEng (Hons) Degree he/she may proceed to Level 7 and obtain MEng (Hons) Degree.)

Course Modules

Level 4 Semester 1 and 2


Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)


Engineering Science (20 credits)


Automotive Industry Computer Aided Design Techniques (20 credits)


Engine and Chassis Principles (20 credits)


Engine Test and Design Project (40credits)

Level 5 Semester 1 and 2


Engine Design & Thermodynamics (20 credits)


Applied Instrumentation and Control (20 credits)


Materials Science and Manufacturing (20 credits)


Structural FEA Techniques & Further CAD (20 credits)


Road Engine Component Innovative Production Design Group Project (40 credits)

Level 6 Semester 1 and 2


Road and Race Aerodynamics (20 credits)


ESEE: Economic, Social, Ethical and Environmental (20 credits)


Crash Structures & Chassis Systems Design (20 credits)


Vehicle Interface & Infotainment Design (20 credits)


Individual Research Project (40 credits)

Level 7 Semester 1 and 2


Total Quality Engineering Management (20 credits)


Emerging Technologies (20 credits)


International Standards & Homologation (20 credits)


Business Management & Accounting (20 credits)


Group Research Project (40 credits)

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT or equivalent AND
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka with 1C & 2S or above for Combined Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT)
• Advanced Level (A/L) London with 1C & 2D or above along with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT)
• City & Guilds Technician Diploma in the relevant field OR
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka /London with three passes along with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / IT OR Bio Stream (Bio, Physics, Chemistry/IT) + pass at Entry Test conducted by CINEC OR
• GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT + Technology Foundation Programme (Engineering), University of Wolverhampton or equivalent
Level 5 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT  or equivalent AND
• Any appropriate HNC/ Diploma or equivalent qualification OR
• City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma in relevant field
Level 6 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Mathematics and Science /IT  and Science or equivalent AND
• Pearson HND in relevant field OR
• HNDE in relevant field from SLIATE OR
• NDT in relevant field from Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa OR
• NDES in relevant field from the Institute of Engineering Technology
Level 7 Entry:
BEng Entry requirements and English Language requirements AND
• Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

Job Opportunities

The combination of engineering skills, design capability, and management provides graduates of this programme with a wide range of employment opportunities in technical environments across the world.

Automotive engineers may choose industrially based careers in research and development, test, systems, product development, performance and development engineering, automotive component, and design engineering. They go on to co-ordinate product, process and system design; and manage technical projects in a wide range of technical environments. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD.

The transferable skills gained during the programme, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing, expanded as per below;

Engineering / intellectual Skills
• Analyse a range of systems to meet testing, maintenance and design objectives
• Apply competently a range of testing, measurement, design and project management techniques
• Use effectively relevant engineering software tools
• Apply engineering techniques within industrial and commercial constraints

Transferable Skills
• Use analytical skills and relevant software tools for the analysis and presentation and communication of engineering and business data.
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and self-management
• Manage time and resources within a team to meet commercial and engineering objectives
• Contribute to the effective management of design, production, and quality activities and project development in an industrial environment