This integrated Masters degree four-year course focuses on sustainable development, future low-emission technologies, and urban transportation.

8 reasons to study here

  1. Future proof:
    The unique course develops the expertise demanded by the automotive, future vehicle and motorsport industries.

  2. Career progression:
    Extends studies to Masters level and provides greater breadth and depth of study which is the quickest and easiest way to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  3. Innovative delivery:
    Project-based learning supported by industry-leading hardware and software.

  4. Research quality:
    No.2 London modern university for research quality in Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide league table, 2018).

  5. Well-connected:
    LSBU has links with leading vehicle companies.

  6. Stand-out facilities:
    Make use of our virtual engineering lab.

  7. Work experience:
    You'll have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.
  8. No. 1 London modern uni for graduate prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019).

This integrated Masters degree course covers

You'll adapt theoretical principles to solving real-world engineering problems very early on in your university career. This course covers:

  • engineering mathematics
  • vehicle engineering
  • thermofluids and dynamics
  • electrical engineering
  • design
  • computing
  • dynamics and control
  • innovation and enterprise

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 4 years September Southwark Campus
Sandwich 5 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 6 years September Southwark Campus


Year 1

  • Engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Introduction to mechanical engineering
  • Thermofluids and dynamics
  • Introduction to electrical electronic engineering
  • Design and practice
  • Engineering computing

Year 2

  • Advanced engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Vehicle design and virtual engineering
  • Solid mechanics and FEA
  • Dynamics and control
  • Thermofluids and sustainable energy
  • Machine drives and mechatronics

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Manufacturing systems and material technologies
  • Vehicle dynamics and system modeling
  • Vehicle powertrain, sustainability, and 1D-CFD
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • MEng individual project

Year 5

  • Technical research and professional skills
  • Electromechanical systems and manufacturing technology
  • MEng group project
  • Advanced vehicle dynamics, NVH, structures, and crash-safety
  • Advanced powertrain systems, vehicle performance, and 3D-CFD

Modules are assessed through formal written examinations, phase tests, formative and summative assignments. Ability to apply and integrate knowledge is assessed by larger scale project work as well as group assignments (where appropriate) and logbooks.


MEng (Hons) Advanced Vehicle Engineering courses use Industry standard technology and instrumentation, ensuring that graduates are equipped with detailed knowledge and practical experience of a broad range of industry-specific skills that will improve employability chances in an increasingly competitive environment.

The automotive, future low-carbon vehicle technology and motorsport sector are experiencing solid growth. The UK is recognized as a world leader in the research and design of automotive technology and the sector has invested significantly in recent years. Demands for Engineering graduates by these employers is growing.

The course provides you with the opportunity to study Advanced Vehicle Engineering to a level consistent with accreditation by the IMechE as a route to Chartered Engineer status while encouraging applied work and hands-on involvement through the many opportunities available. LSBU is creating a world-class Advanced Vehicle Engineering facility to support these courses and meet the needs of the Automotive, future Low-carbon Vehicle and motorsport industry.

Our central London location means we have developed local links with Automotive OEM’s, tier suppliers, local transport companies and future transport and low carbon technology centers for London.

Value of a MEng programme

This is a four-year degree course that extends your studies to Masters level and provides you with greater breadth and depth of study which is the quickest and easiest way to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). After the completion of this programme, you can immediately pursue the necessary steps to obtain Chartered engineer status which enhances employability and offers higher salaries. You can apply for undergraduate student funding for this course, so you can gain a postgraduate level qualification without the financial pressures normally associated with a further study.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Undertaking a placement year is encouraged and supported on this course. You'll be offered a range of placements based on industry contacts in the Automotive OEM / tier suppliers, motorsport, and London transport networks.

For those students who choose to take the four year sandwich course, the third year is spent on an industrial placement in the UK and our industrial placement team will provide the necessary guidance, support, and advice. This four-year Sandwich option is a great opportunity to understand the way that the industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities in the commercial environment.

European placement opportunity

The European Studies endorsement is available on all our BEng courses. If you choose to complete a sandwich year abroad you will study German at our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, and then complete the year with an industrial placement in Germany.


During your course, you'll have access to up-to-date and large-scale workshops, laboratories and design studios which are highly in tune with leading technologies. LSBU has made a considerable investment in its engineering facilities, and thanks to our commitment to developing work-ready graduates, you'll be developing and producing your work in an industry standard environment.

Virtual Engineering lab

Our virtual engineering laboratory allows engineering students to walk around their designs and view them in 3-D, as well as experiment and improve on them in real-time.

Teaching and learning

Our teaching members of staff have a great amount of experience. Whether they're teaching, carrying out research or involved in consultancy for the industry they have the skills to make a difference to you. You'll learn in a modern, well-equipped environment complete with innovative technology.

Common first and second year

The first two years are taught alongside the BEng (Hons) Advanced Vehicle Engineering degree. The third year of the course includes a unique group project where you'll design, make and test either a low-emission urban concept vehicle to be driven in the streets of inner-city London or high-performance orientated vehicle. The fourth year provides a wide range of core and optional modules in advanced areas at Masters level.

Approach to learning

You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award. You'll develop skills in effective communication, problem-solving, project planning and teamwork that will set you apart to give you the best chance of getting the job you want after you graduate.

Hands-on engineering

The amount of project-based learning that you'll do on an engineering degree varies from university to university. At LSBU we offer 'design-make-test' projects throughout the degree course rather than concentrating them all on your final year. This means that you'll adapt theoretical principles to solving real-world engineering problems very early on in your university career. This experience of delivering innovation makes you attractive to employers. Innovation is at the very heart of what an engineer does on a day-to-day basis. Engineers look for practical ways of making things better, more efficient, cheaper, safer, stronger, more resilient, quicker, more integrated and more effective. Our engineering courses will teach you first-hand how to develop these crucial skills and traits.

Prepared for modern engineering practice

In reality, most engineers will find themselves working side-by-side in multi-disciplinary project teams. One of the greatest professional assets that you can have is the ability to function well in this team set-up. That's why some of our modules are shared across all our engineering courses. These modules are about understanding the commercial priorities that shape engineering practice and problem-solving. Guest lecturers from world-renowned companies, such as Rolls Royce, have lectured on these modules.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level AAB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 39 Distinctions and 6 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 144 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
4 - 6 years
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £6935; International fee: £10937.5
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2020
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