"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose this course?
You will learn how to apply computer-aided engineering and industrial-standard software, recommended by the Automotive Industry Advisory Panel.
Our B.Eng. 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.
This BEng Honours degree course will give you the opportunity to design, build and race single-seater race cars in the UK Formula Student Competition from your first year onwards.
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 C.D.I.O 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 C.D.I.O 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 the course about?
With a 30-year record of producing skilled engineers for all branches of the automotive industry, Hertfordshire’s a great choice if you want to work in this cutting-edge sector. How? The course focuses on vehicle design, taking into account performance, consumer demand, safety, and sustainability. You’ll use all the latest industry tools and techniques, and take specialist classes in vehicle structures, engine performance, aerodynamics, materials, and manufacturing strategies. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is the first step towards chartered engineer status.
Your main campus is College Lane
This is where the creative arts, science, and health-related subjects are based. This means you’ll share the campus with future nurses, scientists, artists, and more. You can use the common rooms to relax with friends, work out in the 24-hour gym or have a drink in our on-campus pub or cafes. We also have restaurants for you to eat in or grab something on the go. Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
This course includes the options of: