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Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Highfield, Boldrewood
UCAS course code

About this course

Discover how automobiles are designed, built and tested. Learn the specialist science and engineering behind the industry, then design and create your own. You'll have the chance to specialise in areas that interest you, from race cars to vehicle electronics. This degree will prepare you for a career as an engineer in the automotive sector.

This course provides a solid foundation in mechanical engineering and you'll learn the core principles of:

  • vehicle dynamics

  • structural design

  • propulsion

  • automotive electronics

Then you can specialise in subjects including race-car aerodynamics and composite engineering.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our range of engineering facilities and gain practical experience with our design workshops and studios.

  • get a solid introduction to relevant subjects such as mathematics and mechanics

  • take a work placement to boost your academic performance and career prospects

  • take an additional year-long paid placement in an engineering organisation

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • study management modules to explore a variety of career paths

  • go on site visits to experience engineering in practice

You can also join our Formula Student team. You'll help design, build and race a car in competitions.

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and offers a route to chartered status.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 555.57 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield in Southampton and Boldrewood campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.