Motorsport Engineering - FdEng (Foundation Degree)
This full-time course provides a sound knowledge andunderstanding of the essential core disciplines within motorsport engineering, and equips graduates with the skills and depth of knowledge required to pursue a career within the motorsport or automotive industries.
- Exclusive facilities and workshops with a variety of vehicles including a Yamaha R1 bike, Formula Renault car and go-karts
- Strong industry links, with guest lectures, site visits and tours
- Industry-standard analytical and development software for CAD, FEA and CFD work
- Access to facilities at the University of Brighton, including wind tunnels and optical research engines
- Access to general and electronic engineering facilities at our Broadwater Campus, including CNC lathes, 3D printers and EDM machines
- Optional third year to gain BSc (Hons)
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alumni Views Matthew FentonThe relatively small size of the campus provides the students with a better learning experience, as opposed to a traditional lecture hall.
alumni Views Mike Cranfield
The applied learning and practical experience of my course at the MET prepared me perfectly for my career.
Interview and normally a relevant Level 3 qualification or A Levels (or equivalent).
Individual offer conditions will vary.
Industry experience may be taken into account.
Cross-college entry guide
You will gain the professional foundation required for a range of technical and management careers. This course will introduce you to the socio-economic, legislative and environmental aspects of the motorsport industry and enable you to apply engineering principles and analytical techniques to formulate and resolve problems.
The course is based at Shoreham Airport Campus with access to race vehicles, performance engines and aerospace resources along with other resources such as industry-standard testing and analysis tools for CAD, FEA and CFD, such as Solidworks and many others. All students have regular workshop time with the opportunity to work on a range of different motorsport related projects which form the basis of assignments. Students will be equipped with some of the practical skills required to secure employment within the motorsport industry at technician level.
The college invites in guest speakers from companies such as Ricardo, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and other industry specialists. We also provide educational trips to Ricardo and the University of Brighton among other leading organisations to enhance and increase industrial exposure to state-of-the-art design and manufacturing and also wind-tunnel testing facilities.
- Engineering Mathematics
- Automotive Engineering Science
- Computer Aided Design & Engineering
- Motorsport Engine and Vehicle Technology 1
- Motor vehicle design & application project
- Engineering Thermodynamics
- Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
- Work Related Portfolio
- Work Related Project
- Business Concepts
- Further Mathematics
- Motorsport Engine and Vehicle Technology 2
- Motorsport Performance & Computer Applications
- Vehicle aerodynamics
On successful completion of the two-year FdEng course, students can either progress to the third year BSc top-up course, or enter employment.
- Research and development engineer
- Pit crew
- Vehicle designer
- Production or test engineer
- Technical representative
- OEM (original equipment manufacturer) rep/consultant
Graduates of this course have gone on to work in Formula 1, as research and development engineers as well as pit-crew, vehicle designers with major manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Ricardo and Land Rover - or into the world of motorsport with a variety of race teams.
More generally, engineering graduates move into industry as designers, research and development, production or test engineers, technical representatives and/or managers, within engineering consultants, race teams or OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers).
Some of our past students' career stories
Mike Cranfield (pictured) is Principal Design Engineer at Powertrain Technology Ltd. Mike says,"The applied learning and practical experience of my course at the MET prepared me perfectly for my career."
Alex Gander is a postgraduate research student at the University of Brighton, where his work is focused on injection fluid dynamics.
Georgie Nunn (pictured) was a Quality Engineer at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and is now their Customer Satisfaction Lead.
Leon Humphrey is a Systems Engineer with Cox Powertrain Ltd. Leon is pictured winning an FE Sussex Spring Award for his academic achievements.