This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) as partially meeting the educational requirements stage of Chartered Engineer status. On this course students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an automotive engineer. Learning is supported by a strong foundation in mechanical engineering and a mix of theory and practice. Students also benefit from access to specialist facilities including a car simulator, the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories and the university's new advanced engineering building. The course is designed in consultation with industry partners and provides the opportunity to take a year’s paid placement.