Dr Peter Brooks

My interest in automotive engineering stems from my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and subsequent PhD in vehicle dynamics. Coincidentally, both are Leeds degrees! Since that time, I have worked for a variety of companies but was drawn back to Leeds to work on a postdoctoral research project on brake noise and vibration. I supervise projects across a broad range of subjects (and vehicles). The interaction with project students at all levels is very rewarding but particularly so for our MSc students as the project is substantial and runs for the entire year.

Automotive engineering embraces all aspects of the analysis, design and manufacture of a road vehicle - it is multi-disciplinary and is so much more than the perhaps popular image linked to fast cars and formula style racing might suggest! All classes of vehicle have their own areas of speciality, invariably linked to their function and driven by user demand and current legislative requirements. The industry is buoyant with an appetite for high calibre young engineers who are passionate about and committed to developing the future generation of road vehicles whilst also building their own careers.

The MSc programme in Automotive Engineering at Leeds is designed to equip a young engineering graduate (or someone with an equivalent background in applied science or mathematics) with the skills needed to allow them to follow a career path in automotive engineering. The taught modules draw on an established track record for research at Leeds, covering a broad cross section of engineering science and permit the student to tailor the course to their own individual requirements. The programme is also accredited by the IMechE and this is of benefit to anyone considering becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Find out more
To find out more about my research activities, the students I am supervising and some of my recent publications, visit my staff page.

If you have any specific questions about the content of the programme, please contact me via e-mail: p.c.brooks@leeds.ac.uk.

For any questions relating to the admissions process and/or your current application please contact our admissions team: pgmech@leeds.ac.uk.