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University of Leeds

Automotive Engineering

UCAS Code: H330

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, where the A* must be in either Mathematics or Physics. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, with Distinction - to include Mathematics, Calculus, Further Calculus and Physics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 6 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, including Mathematics and Physics where a H1 must be in either Mathematics or Physics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD overall with Distinctions in relevant Mechanical units and grade A in A-Level Maths. Some Mechanical units may be optional on your BTEC but are required by the Faculty. Please contact us for further information.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

AA at Advanced Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics, and AAAAA at Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

152-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

63%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Automotive engineering

Automotive engineering is concerned with the life-cycle support (including design, manufacture, performance and durability testing) of vehicles; from road and off-road vehicles to race cars, vans and trucks.

This course will give you in-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering through modules common to all our programmes, as well as the specialist knowledge and skills to work in today’s automotive industry. You’ll prepare to meet key challenges, such as designing sustainable vehicles that meet rising safety and performance standards in a cost-effective way. To do this, you’ll develop an awareness of the commercial issues that impact on design and production processes.

Our close links with industry ensure that you’ll be prepared to meet the most pressing needs of the automotive sector, and project work in every year will allow you to put theory into practice and prepare for your future career. You could even have the opportunity to work on our Leeds Formula Student Race Car.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mechanical Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Automotive engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Design occupations
21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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