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Automotive Engineering

University of Sunderland
3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Automotive Engineering

See past the aesthetics of a vehicle and learn about the mechanical beauty of how it works. Learn how to change the future of motor vehicles and the current environmental challenges the industry faces in today's commercial climate. Equip yourself with the skills needed for a wide range of careers in the automotive industry.

This course will equip you with the skills you need to be an accomplished Automotive Engineer. In your first year you'll develop an excellent foundation in engineering, and then from the second year you will specialise in vehicle systems.

We host the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) which has allowed us to forge excellent links with many local industrial companies including the Nissan plant and its supply chain, among others.

Admission requirements

  • CBSE, ICSE, State Boards: 75% in Class 12
  • 10+II (Senior School Certificate): 70% or above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Degree in English

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Electronic and Electrical Principles
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Design, Drawing and Practical Skills
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Energy Conversion

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Vehicle Chassis Engineering
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermofluids and Engines
  • Design Methods and Applications
  • Automation for Manufacturing

Year 3:

Work placement (optional)

Final year (national level 6):

  • Automotive Design and Materials Selection
  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Project
  • Automotive Dynamics and Control Systems
  • Professional Management Techniques

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.


The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/*Europe
  • £12,500 if you are an international student

Career paths

Recent graduates have secured graduate jobs that pay around £28,000 a year, with companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors and Nissan.

Sunderland has a good reputation with employers. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research within major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.

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University of Sunderland

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Contact info

University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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