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Motorsport Engineering Foundation Degree

Course Overview

This course aims to develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to become a highly qualified engineer. Our excellent facilities include a rolling road, CAD suite, wind tunnel, damper dynamometer, advanced chassis set-up equipment, CNC and machine shop and cylinder head flow analysis equipment amongst a whole host of software packages.

This programme is accredited by the IET and IMechE as partially meeting the academic requirements for IEng status. To get full IEng recognition you will need to study an accredited BEng (Hons) Top-up. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in the College race team.

Modules may include:

  • Engineering Science
  • Engine Technology
  • Composites and Materials Technology
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Performance Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Electronics and Microprocessors

Apply for Motorsport Engineering Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course aims to develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to become a highly qualified engineer. Our excellent facilities include a rolling road, CAD suite, wind tunnel, damper dynamometer, advanced chassis set-up equipment, CNC and machine shop and cylinder head flow analysis equipment amongst a whole host of software packages.

This programme is accredited by the IET and IMechE as partially meeting the academic requirements for IEng status. To get full IEng recognition you will need to study an accredited BEng (Hons) Top-up. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in the College race team.

Modules may include:

  • Engineering Science
  • Engine Technology
  • Composites and Materials Technology
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Performance Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Electronics and Microprocessors

Student Spotlight

James Tate, Motorsport Engineering Foundation Degree

The chance to join a student-led  multi-championship motorsport team  was a big draw. That helped expand  my knowledge, leading to my dream job with the Williams F1 team. The highlight of the course was the hands-on experience I gained in the workshop and trackside. We also got fantastic exposure to the industry.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

You will undertake classroom lectures, coupled with practical sessions in manufacturing, composites, aerodynamics, chassis and engine technology. You will also be required to do a significant amount of self-study and research.

Assessment will include assignments, reports, portfolio, project, presentations, drawing work and practical skills assessments.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

On successful completion of this course you have the opportunity to progress to the BEng (Hons) Top-up Degree in Motorsport Technology at University Centre Somerset or at a university of your choice.

Alternatively, graduates can apply for a variety of roles in motorsport and other engineering disciplines. Recent graduates work with companies including Williams Racing, Racing Point F1, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, United Autosports, Jota Sport and Bentley Motors.

 

Entry Requirements

Typically entrants will possess either: 

  • A minimum of one pass at A Level
  • 6-unit Vocational A Level (in Maths, Physics or a closely related subject) 
  • or a National Certificate or Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, including merits in the applied units.

Fees

The course fee is £7570.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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Graduation ceremonies for 2019/20 & 2020/21 Graduands

21st October 2021