Foundation Degree Motorsport Engineering

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    Oxford Brookes University
  • Cost
    £ 7570.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    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 (such as the
    Motorsport Technology BEng (Hons) Top-up Degree offered at University
    Centre Somerset). During each year we carry out a large range of industry
    partner visits to the likes of Xtrac, Williams, Force India and other related
    motorsport engineering companies. We also have a series of guest
    lectures throughout each year. You will also be given the opportunity to
    participate in the College race team.

    You will be able to take advantage of brand new facilities, including a new
    race-team workshop and the Advanced Engineering Centre.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    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.

  • Progression Opportunities

    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 McLaren GT, Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, MOD,
    Hyundai Motorsport (WRC), McLaren F1 and Neil Brown Engines.

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess:

    • A minimum of one pass at A Level or 6-unit Vocational A Level (in Maths, Physics or a closely related subject), plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A - C or 9 - 4) including Mathematics at grade B (6) or equivalent and English Language.


    • a National Certificate or Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, including merits in the applied units, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A - C or 9 - 4) including Mathematics at grade B (6) or equivalent and English Language.
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  • Meet your lecturers

    Josh Smith