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Motorsport Engineering

Expert facilities

You'll have access to our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories

Links to industry

We have great links with companies such as Slidesports Race Engineering

Real-world technologies

Get hands-on with our industry-standard rolling road and sports cars

UCAS code:
H391
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years
Academic year:
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Our Motorsport Engineering degree, with the assistance of the motorsport industry, will get you ready for a career at the cutting edge of motorsport design.

Developed with the assistance of the motorsport industry, our Motorsport Engineering degrees will prepare you for a career at the forefront of motorsport design.

With experienced lecturers, and support from race drivers, engineers and team owners, each degree has been designed to ensure your knowledge covers the most up-to-date practices from the sector. At the same time, access to our industry standard rolling road and other technologies will help hone your design and engineering skills.

You’ll be encouraged to compete in the IMechE Formula student competition, as well as other race experiences. If you’re looking to gain hands-on industry experience, our links with organisations such as Slidesports Race Engineering, and Ginetta could provide the opportunity of a placement.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MEng Motorsport Engineering

Work placements

If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

Course content

During your studies, you will learn about the complex world of motorsport engineering through a carefully created range of core modules – modules you’ll bring to life through hands-on experience of race cars and computer simulations.

As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run. In Year 3, a major individual project will provide the opportunity to showcase your newly acquired abilities in the motorsport field.

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and currently competing race vehicles will bring real-world technologies to your learning.

Throughout the course, you will learn the skills necessary to apply the right technology to different areas of motorsport – skills designed to catch the eye of employers in motorsport, the automotive industry, and second- and third-tier suppliers.

Add the support of experienced lecturers, and this really is a degree for students who are passionate about motorsport.

During your studies, you will learn about the complex world of motorsport engineering through a carefully created range of core modules – modules you’ll bring to life through hands-on experience of race cars and computer simulations.

As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run. In Year 3, a major individual project will provide the opportunity to showcase your newly acquired abilities in the motorsport field.

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and currently competing race vehicles will bring real-world technologies to your learning.

Throughout the course, you will learn the skills necessary to apply the right technology to different areas of motorsport – skills designed to catch the eye of employers in motorsport, the automotive industry, and second- and third-tier suppliers.

Add the support of experienced lecturers, and this really is a degree for students who are passionate about motorsport.

The MEng integrated Masters degree lets you benefit from an additional year of advanced specialist modules.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM, MMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 128 points tariff points and GCSE English and Matches at Grade C/4 and above.
  • A Levels: ABB, BBC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS and English and Maths at Grade C/ Level 4 and above.
  • BTEC: DDM, DMM plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications and English and Maths at Grade C/ Level 4 and above.

Facilities

Careers

Motorsport Engineering - Staffordshire University

Many of our graduates enter employment as technicians for the motorsport industry. Others work for companies competing in BTCC, World Rally and F1.

Others continue their studies and progress onto postgraduate MScs, such as Automotive Engineering, or choose to undertake research-based awards, such as MPhil or PhD.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Debi Roberts
Debi RobertsCourse Leader

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical).

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For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Motorsport Graduate

If a new software package in the world of 3D Design comes out, the skills I learnt at University have enabled me to get to grips with it quickly. The Data Analysis skills I picked up enabled me to get my first job with British Touring Cars.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BEng (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

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