MSc Automotive Engineering

University of Brighton

Program Description

MSc Automotive Engineering

University of Brighton

In 2000, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex chose to combine their strengths in automotive engineering and designed a joint course. Since then, it has successfully provided students with unique access to expertise and specialised equipment as well as quality teaching and learning resources.

The School of Engineering and Informatics at Sussex is just two miles from the engineering department at Brighton, so students on the course have easy access to the facilities and staff at both sites.

The Ricardo engineering consultancy were also involved in developing the course, helping to ensure that MSc students come away with industry-relevant skills. The consultancy's continued involvement includes offering the use of pioneering industry equipment through the Ricardo Universities IC Engines research facility. They also help to cultivate future engineering talent, both locally and internationally.

As an automotive engineering student, you will be looking beyond the current stages of engine design to think about both new and future technologies. Examples of areas in which you might be involved include creating smaller, more efficient engines; developing cleaner fuels; or contributing to cutting-edge unmanned vehicle research.

Our automotive engineering research group achieved an excellent rating in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, RAE2008, with 70 per cent of our research rated internationally excellent or world-leading and 95 per cent deemed to be internationally recognised.

Our reputation has enabled us to invest more in our facilities.

Brighton Automotive


Scholarships are available for this course.

Your fees

  • UK/EU (full-time) Contact the course team for details
  • International (full-time) £18,300

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2016. They should be used as a general guide.

We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful. Degree and/or experience

A first or second-class undergraduate honours degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or an applied science.

ATAS requirements

The JACS code for this course is H330, meaning that students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will have to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they apply for a visa. Details can be found on the website.

For non-native speakers of English

IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other sections.

Careers and employability

This course serves as a training and proving ground for the next generation of researchers. It is ideal for those hoping to be employed as development or research engineers.

The MSc can also serve as the basis for further study at a doctoral level.

The nature of graduate work varies; it could be with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) like Ford, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover; it could be with consultants such as Ricardo, Lotus or AVL; or Tier One suppliers such as Delphi, Infineon or Denso.

Our graduates are working in roles that include:

  • automotive engineer at Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz passenger cars)
  • automotive engineer at Lysanda (fuel andCO2 prediction, using MATLAB modelling with DSpace)
  • renewables engineer at OST Energy (irradiation analysis, yield and energy production modelling using MATLAB)
  • product application engineer with IPETRONIK, India (automotive data acquisition systems)
  • consultant engineer at BMW Munich (assembly process planning)
  • production engineer at BMW (glazing automation processes)
  • control system design engineer at Dearman Engine Company (control systems for engine test cells)
  • assistant manager in technology at Minda Industries, India (automotive products manufacturer)
  • powertrain design engineer at McLaren Automotive.

Potential job roles include:

  • Design engineer
  • Calibration engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Control engineer
  • Modelling
  • Productions engineer
  • Research and development
  • Communications engineer
  • Project management
  • Power train design
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 12, 2016
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