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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
This course scored 91% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.
- Learn the underpinning science, mathematics and engineering principles to be a successful practitioner in the automotive industry.
- Gain an appreciation of the wider multidisciplinary engineering context, economic, environmental and social implications of the production of automobiles.
- Become an expert in vehicle specific-systems and their safe operation.
Become a high-quality graduate engineer with specialist knowledge of automotive technology and the complementary professional and personal skills required for a successful career. Prepare to work in areas such as vehicle design, vehicle dynamic and control, product, manufacturing, testing, service, maintenance, R&D or other commercial engineering enterprises.
Watch student Jenni Marsden talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
You experience and engage in a variety of learning activities as you progress through the course. We have designed a balanced mix of activities to enable knowledge acquisition, ensure understanding and develop students as a professional and enhance their employability.
You learn through
- engineering workshops and/or laboratories
Course leaders and tutors
Staff profile for Dr Qinling Li, a Senior Lecturer in Thermo-fluids at Sheffield Hallam University.
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
Although optional and competitive, a placement is actively encouraged as it is virtually guaranteed to have a transformative effect and will significantly improve your employability at the end of the degree.
You take part in national and international engineering competitions, including
- Formula Student, where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix
- the Heavy Lift Challenge, which involves designing and building a remote-controlled aircra
- Engineers Without Border, a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in a range of industries, especially automotive sectors including
- research and development
- automotive transport
- building services
- medical engineering
- sport equipment design
- power generation
- alternative energy
- automation and robotics
- product testing
- project management
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Jaguar Land Rover
- ZF TRW
- LUK (UK) Ltd
- Intertec UK
- Airbus UK
- BMW Manufacturing
- EDF Energy
- General Motors
- Kongsberg Automotive
- Cummins Ltd
- Severn Controls Limited
- Triumph Motorcycles
- Reckitt Benckiser
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of meeting, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.
This course automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
Student success story
Student Shamu Nasimur talks about his experience studying BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering, having completed a BTEC.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- rapid prototyping equipment to create accurate prototypes of product designs from CAD-generated information and a 5-axis machining centre which completes the CAD/CAM cycle
- a robotics laboratory to study computer-controlled manufacturing equipment
- an automotive workshop for engine testing
- a wind tunnel for aerodynamic studies
We use practical laboratories and computer simulations to enhance learning. Laboratory experiments are planned and designed to develop and reinforce your learning of theoretical concepts applied by observing, recording and analysing the experimental results.
Learn more about your department
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based science or technology subject) but excludes general studies. For example:
- BBC at A Level including relevant subjects.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
- A combination of qualifications which must include relevant subjects and may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
• EdExcel/BTEC/SCOTVEC National Certificate or Diploma in a science or technology-based subject, including merit grades in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules at NIII level
• Foundation - pass from the Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics or other suitable science or technology-based Foundation
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a mathematics-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Materials And Manufacturing Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mechanical Engineering Design And Cad||Credits: 20||
|Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Principles Of Thermodynamics And Fluid Mechanics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Engineering Practice And Automotive Electrical System||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Solid Mechanics And Dynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Maths And Control||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermodynamics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Component Designs||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Performance Engines And Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Body Design And Styling||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Dynamics And Structural Analysis||Credits: 20||
|Module: Vehicle Production||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
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