Motorsport Technology - BSc (Hons) Degree

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Start Date: September 2023 Duration: 1 Year

Motorsport engineering

This course is the third year BSc degree top-up following the two-year FdEng (Foundation Degree) in Motorsport Engineering.

Key features

  • 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

Interview and a relevant FdEng (Foundation Degree) or HND

This bespoke course further develops your understanding of powertrain engineering, mathematical methods and modelling. In addition, individual and group projects will provide you with the opportunities to undertake industry-relevant research.

There is also an option to select between modules in aerodynamics and race car design, or motorsport management and performance, to enhance your understanding of this dynamic and technologically advanced field. 

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. You 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.

Potential careers

Potential careers

  • 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).

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Fees and financial support

There are different options to cover the cost of your course, including government loans and bursaries (eligibility criteria applies).

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How is this course delivered?

We have made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe. We will ensure that our students remain connected and involved with their course and college life.

During this academic year, students have a blend of college-based and digitally-enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers, support teams and other students.

We will continue to respond to Government advice as we plan our curriculum delivery and will regularly update our current students and applicants in respect of course changes and opportunities.

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