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Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

FormulaStaffs racing team

Build and race your own car at Silverstone

Excellent facilities

Including Engineering Labs and Mechanical Engineering Resources

100% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2018

UCAS code:
H110
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
3 Years
Start date:
14 September 2020
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Our Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degree offers students the chance to work with suppliers, manufacturers, and specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Our automotive and motorsport degrees have always been popular with students. Developed with the assistance of the automotive and motorsport industries, our degrees will prepare you for a career at the forefront of automotive and motorsport design.

The course focuses on mechanical engineering aspects of the automotive and motorsport field. If you want to work with suppliers, manufacturers and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors - with companies such as Bentley, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and JCB - either course could meet your goals.

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.

Our facilities include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and Ricardo WAVE engine simulation and analysis software. We also have strong work placement links, as well as a fully equipped workshop where you will be able to get hands on experience using our industry standard rolling road, road, track and race cars, gaining valuable experience as part of your study.

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) Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

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

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

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

Course content

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive and motorsport applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems and learning about the complex world of motorsport engineering.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork. As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and 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 automotive 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 automotive and motorsport.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive and motorsport applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems and learning about the complex world of motorsport engineering.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork. As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and 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 automotive 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 automotive and motorsport.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive and motorsport applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems and learning about the complex world of motorsport engineering.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork. As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and 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 automotive 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 automotive and motorsport.

Study with us and you’ll apply mechanical engineering principles to automotive and motorsport applications, developing the skills to analyse complex automotive systems and learning about the complex world of motorsport engineering.

You’ll have the chance to use and develop your theoretical knowledge, using computer-based models to design, implement and test your work. You’ll also gain valued transferable skills, such as presenting, writing, discussion and teamwork. As you progress, you’ll develop your skills further and create virtual environments within which your designs and simulations can run.

In your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll complete a major project and take specialist modules covering engine design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA).

Access to our industry standard rolling road, engine-dyno, fully equipped automotive workshop and 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 automotive 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 automotive and motorsport.

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.

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.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronic Engineering 30 credits
Fundamentals Of Mechanics & Thermo-Fluid 30 credits
Introduction To Engineering Design And Practice 30 credits
Professional Development And Engineering Applications 15 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Aerodynamics 15 credits
Automation And Control Engineering 15 credits
Automotive And Motorsport Principles 15 credits
Design Engineering 15 credits
Intermediate Engineering Mathematics 15 credits
Leadership And Management 15 credits
Mechanical Structures 15 credits
Team Design Project For Sustainability 15 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Applied Automotive And Motorsport Principles 30 credits
Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Design And Innovation 15 credits
Emerging Technologies And Innovation In Engineering 15 credits
Meng. Industrial Group Project 30 credits
Structures And Fea 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC, CCC plus 16 points from other level 3 qualifications e.g. B at AS
  • BTEC: DMM in an Engineering discipline

Typical offer: 128 UCAS points

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Automotive and Motorsport Engineering courses have gone on to work with manufacturers, suppliers, and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors.

Many now work for companies such as Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Cummins and JCB. Some of our graduates enter employment as technicians for the motorsport industry. Others work for companies competing in BTCC, World Rally and F1. Others have continued their studies with a taught postgraduate MSc degree or a research-based MPhil or PhD.

Teaching and assessment

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Andy Cash
Andy CashCourse Leader (Automotive)

Andy’s research interests include Automotive Propulsion and Vehicle Dynamics (mostly Engine related areas) branching out into Autonomous and Future Automotive.

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For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£14,000 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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Zach Lowe
Automotive Engineering Student

Tutors always explain how and why the skills we’re learning will apply in the real world. It’s made very clear which specialist skills and knowledge employers look for, so we know what’s valuable to employers and work hard to upskill. There’s also a placements team who work with first year students like me, so we can be ahead of the game when it comes to getting a placement in the second year.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BEng (Hons)
Full-time
14 September 2020

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