Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Kingston offers a range of teaching and research activities, delivering a portfolio of courses to over 600 students from foundation degree level right through to doctoral level. It has a hands on teaching approach and our courses encompass applications from all areas of engineering, enabling our students with the knowledge and flexibility to work across many industries, UK and overseas. 

Our applied approach to teaching is supported by dedicated laboratories for automotive and mechanical engineering, including wind tunnels, rapid prototype machines, CNC machines , engine test cells, an automotive diagnostics lab featuring the latest industrial software packages, and the recent addition from National Instruments - electronic rapid prototyping equipment.  Students have the opportunity to use leading technology and software, preparing them for industry.

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering has strong links with industry, Delphi, Lotus Engineering, MAN and Thales.  Many of the innovative, hands on projects involve students as well as academics and we have received national and global coverage for a number of projects – including the development of an Eco racing bike, which attracted interest at the prestigious Isle of Man TT bike race in 2009, improving to achieve third place in 2011 and a Formula Student electric racing car.

Why Kingston?

  • Strong industrial links
  • Hands on teaching approach
  • Dedicated laboratories for automotive and mechanical engineering
  • Taught by experts with Chartered Engineer status


Our BEng and MEng courses in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). All are accredited under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Find out more about the benefits of degree accredited by the Engineering Council



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