Specialise in vehicle design, performance, analysis and systems. Develop the engineering skills for a career in automotive and motorsport industries.
Our course is for engineers who want to apply fundamental mechanical engineering knowledge to the challenges of the automotive industry including areas such as cost, emissions, performance and materials.
The first two years of study introduce you to core mechanical engineering principles to give you a strong foundation in the subject. Using physical science, mathematics and computing, you'll learn how to analyse engineering systems. You’ll study vehicle design, manufacturing processes and component analysis in the context of the automotive market. A range of specialist units in your final year allow you to choose where you want to advance your knowledge.
At Bath, project work is central to your study experience. Being able to take your theoretical learning and apply it practically gives you the skills you’ll need as a professional engineer. Group and individual projects are a chance for you to use your knowledge, initiative and creativity to solve complex engineering problems. You could join our award-winning Formula student team, Team Bath Racing. As part of the team, you'll contribute to the design and build of a single-seat racing car and enter in the annual International Formula Student competition.The balance of technical, teamwork and enterprise management skills you develop will prepare you for the workplace.
Studying an MEng degree gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work, and it fulfils the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer.
We also offer this course with a placement year, giving you the opportunity to gain work experience as part of your degree.
You have the flexibility to transfer to any of our five mechanical engineering degrees, as well as decide whether you want to go on placement, up to the end of your second year.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in mechanical engineering and established links with industry. They have knowledge in diverse areas including design, manufacture, biomechanics, materials, automotive and aerospace. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
You’ll have access to teaching and research laboratories that support a range of activities. We design our facilities to be like industrial workspaces so that you gain insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. You’ll also have access to our research facilities, which are fitted with the latest technology. This is similar to the equipment you could use in industry when you graduate. Our facilities include:
- a design activity centre
- an undergraduate model shop
- subsonic wind tunnel
- water tunnel
- rolling road dynamometer
- carbon fibre manufacturing facility
- metal 3D printer
Our graduates have many skills that make them attractive to prospective employers, including teamwork, problem solving, creativity and numeracy. They hold specialist and managerial roles in high technology industries in engineering and manufacturing. Many of our graduates continue their studies with us or at other universities to pursue academic and research careers.
Some of our graduates have gone on to work at international companies including Dyson, Rolls Royce, Google, Airbus, Unilever and nPower.
Find out what our graduates go on to do.