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Automotive Technology (Bsc) Hons) BSc (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course gives you the broad-ranging skills to support the development of automotive products. It blends practical study in workshops and well- equipped labs (such as computer simulation, design, vehicle technology, production and manufacture) with management and business studies modules. A particular focus is on group work, which will enable you to develop your team-working skills and improve your employability. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to work with engineering students in designing, building and racing a Formula Student race car.

Why choose this course?

  • This BSc Honours degree course in Automotive Technology with Management is part of a suite of automotive related courses
  • Our BSc Automotive Technology with Management students have previously completed work placement years at companies including: Nissan and Triumph Motorcycles
  • Graduates highly employable in wide range of firms from Formula One to major motor manufacturers
  • Involvement in Formula Student Competition from year 1, if you wish
  • Recent Automotive Technology graduates have gone on to work at organisations including: Nissan, Dyson, and Bentley Motors
  • You do not need an A-level in Mathematics or Physics to gain entry to this course, you simply need the correct UCAS points and your enthusiasm for the subject.

Rapid changes in technology and global business structures mean that today's graduates need to be flexible and versatile. This broad-based automotive course, covering computer simulation and design, vehicle technology, production, manufacture, management and business studies equips you for a wide variety of career paths.

In the first year of this BSc Honours degree course in Automotive Technology with Management you will gain a good grounding in engineering, covering technology, information technology and management. You're also introduced to fundamentals of vehicle design covering engines, powertrain, body, steering, suspension and vehicle systems, and will study the structure of the automotive industry.

In your second year you will extend your knowledge of core technologies, IT and business skills as they are applied within the automotive sector. This includes vehicle design, and the factors that influence it, together with vehicle aerodynamics including wind tunnel testing. You will develop IT expertise in CAD and CAM, simulation and analysis techniques. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with the Class 200 Formula Student car, developing the previous year's Formula Student entry.

In your final year you will concentrate on the application of automotive technology - including automotive body engineering, chassis and powertrain technology - and key business skills. A vehicle design project fosters teamwork capabilities that employers value, and you have the chance to develop more specialist knowledge by exploring a topic that particularly interests you. You also have the opportunity to be involved with the development of the University's entry to the Formula Student competition.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 74 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    97 42%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%



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