Automotive Systems Engineering





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The automotive engineering landscape is rapidly changing with the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles. The engineers of the future must possess a new skillset that will enable them to work on complex systems engineering problems with the ability to model interactions and derive system level functions. This course will prepare the engineers of the future for the exciting direction in which the industry is now heading

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applications from candidates with physics, mathematics, and computer science degrees with relevant background in maths and physics, are welcomed.

Candidates who do not fulfil the normal entry requirements but have extensive industrial experience in a related area will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Study support

You will have a Personal Academic Tutor, normally your individual project supervisor, to support you through regular meetings and interactive activities. They act as an independent source of advice and guidance on supporting you to make the transition to Higher Education, and to assist you with any questions or problems you may encounter.

In addition to standard study support through taught sessions, our Virtual Learning Environment allows you to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.

University central services are rich with support teams to assist you with every aspect of your journey through our degree programmes. From our Careers Service, through our strong Student Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.


Our research in Automotive Engineering underpins your programme of study. You will be taught by academics from our Automotive Research Centre who are working in areas directly related to the current and future developments in the automotive sector.

The teaching on your programme is directly influenced by our engagement with the automotive industry through collaborative research projects.  Our academics regularly run Master’s level short courses for the automotive industry, which ensures that the teaching on your programme is driven by current and future trends.

Your individual MSc project will allow you to work closely with our Automotive Research Centre on specialist research projects that are aligned with our industrial projects.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.