The automotive industry isn’t just a hugely rewarding sector to get into, it’s also big business. In the UK alone, the industry turned over £71.6bn in 2015, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. And that figure looks set to grow. So if you’re looking to take your place in a thriving, global industry, this could be the ideal start. We want to help you make the most of all the exciting opportunities the automotive industry has to offer. So we’ve designed this course to give you the chance to prepare for the next step. You could build up the skills and knowledge to go on to a great future in all manner of careers. From designing components for high-performance cars, through to working as a trackside team engineer or even developing the next generation of mass-produced vehicles, it’s all possible. And it all starts here. We’ll give you the chance to develop some fundamental skills in automotive engineering, and then apply them to real-world scenarios in the projects you work on. You could get involved in all sorts of different ways. For example, you could join our racing team, Team HARE, and get hands-on with the design, development and build of a single-seat Formula Student car. You could then go even further and be part of the team competing at international events held in places like Spain and Germany. From your second year onwards you’ll be able to work in a fully equipped automotive laboratory. Expert technicians and tutors will be on hand to guide you through your practical work. The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means it goes towards helping you get Incorporated Engineer status (IEng). While you’re here you could take advantage of our strong links with the automotive industry to get a real feeling for how things are done in the real-world. And we’ll give you the chance to go on a year-long placement, gaining some really useful experience to help impress employers – not to mention the chance to make lots of contacts that could help kick-start your career.