36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Automotive Engineering (Hons) degree course from University of Hertfordshire will give you the opportunity to design, build and race single-seater race car in the UK Formula Student Competition from your first year onwards.

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Why choose this course?

  • Study at one of the largest engineering schools in the UK
  • Fine tune your designs, using our Cruden F1 race simulator
  • Use our rolling road dynamometer, one of only a few in the UK
  • You will learn how to apply computer-aided engineering and industrial-standard software, recommended by the Automotive Industry Advisory Panel.
  • Our BEng Automotive Engineering students have previously completed work placement years at companies including: Bentley Motors, Rolls Royce Cars, and Triumph Motorcycles.
  • We have links with all the major UK automotive companies and most Formula One racing teams have one of our graduates working in their design team, so your degree will open doors for you.
  • Recent Automotive Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including: JCB, Nissan, Ford Motor Company, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren Automotive.
  • We are members of the CDIO Initiative (Conceive Design Implement Operate), a worldwide network of academic professionals, industry representatives and engineering leaders who have a passion for engineering education and engineering leadership. The CDIO framework has been embedded into our undergraduate degree programme, ensuring you’ll put into practice what you learn through “Design and Build” projects during your studies.

What's next for my career?

This Automotive Engineering (Hons) degree course from University of Hertfordshire prepares you for the many excellent career choices available to a professional chartered automotive engineer. Our placement students sometimes return to their final year studies with sponsorships and already holding job offers. We have links with all the major automotive companies in the UK and many abroad, and most Formula One racing teams have one of our graduates in their design team. Many other graduates decide to stay at the University and extend their automotive education at a postgraduate level.

Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent. You can expect to be employed in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major automotive companies in the UK or internationally. In fact, most Formula One teams have one of our graduates in their design team. Other graduates decide to stay with us and extend their automotive education at postgraduate level.


The BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering course is accredited by RAes and IMechE and satisfies, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to, and including, 2020

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Automotive Engineering Fundamentals
  • Applied Design
  • Electrical Science
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Engineering Professionalism
  • Mechatronic Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS Points 112-120
  • A Level BBC-BBB- Grade B Maths and either physics or technology or engineering based subjects, excluding general studies/critical thinking
  • BTEC DMM- Extended diploma in engineering (DMM) to include Distinction in further maths

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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