Automotive Engineering Degrees

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The automotive industry is moving towards electric vehicles. Our automotive engineering course works towards this emerging market.


Benefit from the renowned expertise of the Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE).

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Cutting-edge facilities including composite making facilities, a wind tunnel, non-destructive facilities and labs in fluid-dynamics and control


Designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the IET for Chartered Engineer status.


Redefining Tomorrows

The Automotive Engineering degrees available from the University of South Wales will provide you with the knowledge and skills required in the modern automotive industry, with a focus on autonomous vehicle technology. 

The automotive industry is changing rapidly and moving towards electrical vehicles which are set to completely dominate the market in the next two decades. Our courses have been designed with these technological developments in mind with as much emphasis on the electrical side of vehicle design as the mechanical side so graduates are well equipped for the automotive industry of the future.

Teaching Excellence

Teaching Excellence

The Automotive Engineering programme taps into the renowned expertise of the Centre for Automotive & Power System Engineering (CAPSE), a nationally recognised research, development, test and certification centre at the University of South Wales, with a reputation for cutting edge research within the advanced automotive and power systems engineering sectors. 

Industry Designed

Industry Designed

Designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the IET for Chartered Engineer status, the automotive engineering course includes elements of mathematical and physical sciences required to design, develop and manufacture a range of engineering systems. This means that what you learn meets industry standards, so you will graduate with the engineering ability and managerial business skills to succeed. 

Cutting-Edge Facilities

Cutting-edge Facilities

Our engineering facilities are excellent. They include: composite making facilities, additive manufacturing facilities, laser scanner, aluminium casting facility, a wind tunnel, material testing facilities, non-destructive facilities as well as laboratories with equipment for supplementing teaching in mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid-dynamics and control. 

Automotive Engineering Courses

BEng and MEng Courses


Put theory into practice

Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.

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Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales

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Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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Put theory into practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.

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