The course

Delivery type
Day
Duration
Full-time: 3 years (BEng) / 4 years (BEng Hons)
Intake date
September
Location
Dubai

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Overview

Engineers use their imagination and knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry to devise, apply and manage the technologies that are fundamental to the wellbeing and advancement of society. This programme is based on our Mechanical Engineering programme, but allows students in the later years to specialise in subjects relating to automotive technology.

Automotive engineering continues to be a major employer of professional engineers, owing to the increasing challenges of producing desirable and profitable vehicles. The relevant subjects are the core Mechanical Engineering sciences together with Electronic Engineering and Materials Engineering. There is an increasing emphasis throughout on the processes of design and manufacture.

Why study Automotive Engineering at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

  • Lay the foundations for a career in mechanical engineering in an area with an emphasis on automotive technology
  • Learn about the engineering that underpins the design and operation of vehicles
  • Study a subject that lets you apply the principles of mathematics and physics to the real world
  • Learn the skills that will put you in a position to move into management roles as a professional engineer
  • Explore the exciting worlds of transport, manufacturing, power plant, vehicle dynamics and many others
  • Whatever your final career path, developing the ability to apply quantitative methods to solving problems – the basis of engineering – will be an invaluable asset.

Accreditation

The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

First year

Emphasis is on developing basic mathematical, scientific and communication skills. Topics include Design and Manufacture, Materials Science, Engineering Sciences, Electronics and Foundation Mathematics.  

Second year

Subjects include: Machine Design, Electrical Machines, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Design and Manufacture, Advanced Mathematics and Strength of Materials.

Third year

Subjects include Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Material Design and Manufacture, Control Engineering and Instrumentation, Management and Automotive Technologies.

Fourth year

Students undertake an individual research project in the area of automotive technology. Taught subjects include A Review of Selected Automotive Technologies, Manufacturing Management, Design and options from Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and Machine Dynamics.

Career

As a degree recognised as involving a strong component of mechanical engineering, Automotive Engineering gives graduates many of the same opportunities. It is most appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in a related field such as transportation, vehicle design or motor sport.

Entry requirements

Our entry criteria are listed below. However, please note that the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.

Students who are eligible to be admitted directly into second year can choose to join the first year, where available.

First year entry

  • GCE A-Level CCC (or AABB at AS-Level)
  • CBSE 65%.
  • American High School Diploma + SAT 1s - 1000
  • Tawjihiyya 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 24 points.
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
  • Foundation year Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Engineering) with a BBBB.
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent – 70%
  • Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) with minimum grade of 5 + IELTS 6.0
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

Second year entry

  • GCE A-Levels BBC.
  • International Baccalaureate 27 points.
  • CBSE Overall 85%
  • American High School 70% + 3 AP at grade 4 OR Minimum 3 SAT 2’s 500 each
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 Academic (with no element below 5.5).

Fees

  • AED 63000 per year*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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