Learn the fundamental principles of engineering before specialising in automotive engineering. With this broad subject knowledge, you become more adaptive to the requirements of the modern engineering workplace. You are better placed to tackle the problems faced by many companies whose design, manufacturing processes rely on co-ordinating individual specialists from various engineering disciplines. Benefit from industry-grade facilities and a one-year paid placement with partners that include General Motors, BMW and Rolls-Royce. Throughout your studies, you gain insight into specialist subjects, including vehicle aerodynamics and body styling, vehicle technology and sub-systems, such as suspension, transmission, brakes, tyres and engines, vehicle dynamics and control, performance engine and technology, production and virtual design. Your first year is common to other engineering courses. This provides a firm base of engineering principles, knowledge and basic skills and means you can change course at the end of the first year if you prefer.