Get your career off to a strong start by gaining experience through factory visits, professional briefings and testing your designs using our modern automotive simulator.
Why study automotive engineering?
The automotive industry is set for global growth over the next decade. Engineers play a role in designing cleaner and more efficient vehicles to address environmental challenges, while urbanisation is driving a need for better transport solutions.
These contemporary issues will create demand for professionals with knowledge and skills in automotive design and manufacture. If you're always asking questions, exploring different alternatives, and thinking creatively - then you're who we're looking for.
Why UWE Bristol?
Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum will broaden our engineering audience, enabling students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building.
You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.
Investigate engineering problems that interest you and gain hands-on experience by testing designs for automotive projects. You'll tackle real world issues through live projects and learn to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs.
Where can it take me?
As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, just as you would in practice.
Choose from a range of career options in automotive design, manufacturing, and maintenance, enabling you to contribute to the next wave of green and sustainable transport technologies. You'll increase your employability too, thanks to our local industry links with some of the biggest names in engineering.