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Motorsport Engineering with Foundation Year

BEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

Take your first steps to becoming a motorsport engineer with University of Wolverhampton's Racing team, the only UK university with a Formula 3 team.

Take your first steps to becoming a motorsport engineer with University of Wolverhampton's Racing team, the only UK university with a Formula 3 team.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H332
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

Take your first steps to becoming a motorsport engineer with University of Wolverhampton's Racing team, the only UK university with a Formula 3 team.

The highly bespoke motorsport engineering course is for those applicants who wish to focus on all aspects of modern race vehicles, from high performance engines, use of hybrid power and power delivery, to the high performance end of spectrum of aerodynamics and vehicle stability mechanisms and methodologies.

The modules range from track-side and creative to relevant technical modules which give the basis for technical study, such as mathematics, science, thermodynamics and liquid mechanics. Contextualisation of all course content ensures the maximum industrial relevance along with pace being kept to extremely fast moving and often restricted industrial technologies.

Virtual technologies feature heavily in the course, as a valuable industrial tool to reduce lead times in the conceptualisation of prototype vehicles, it is an essential aspect of the modern engineer, the basics of solid modelling (3D CAD) are taught initially and used to develop designs, leading into the use of FEA (finite element analysis) and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to assess various designs and prototypes.

A variety of race cars (including a Formula Renault, Formula 3 and a Morgan Challenge race car) are utilised to demonstrate technical concepts and are raced internationally by a professional driver; students can apply to be considered for the race team, which will include pit-crew responsibilities. Team working and good communication skills are essential.

What happens on the course?

The highly bespoke motorsport engineering course is for those applicants who wish to focus on all aspects of modern race vehicles, from high performance engines, use of hybrid power and power delivery, to the high performance end of spectrum of aerodynamics and vehicle stability mechanisms and methodologies. The modules range from track-side and creative to relevant technical modules which give the basis for technical study, such as mathematics, science, thermodynamics and liquid mechanics. Contextualisation of all course content ensures the maximum industrial relevance along with pace being kept to extremely fast moving and often restricted industrial technologies.

Virtual technologies feature heavily in the course, as a valuable industrial tool to reduce lead times in the conceptualisation of prototype vehicles, it is an essential aspect of the modern engineer, the basics of solid modelling (3D CAD) are taught initially and used to develop designs, leading into the use of FEA (finite element analysis) and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to assess various designs and prototypes.

A Formula Renault race car is utilised to demonstrate technical concepts and is raced nationally by a professional driver; students can apply to be considered for the race team, which will include pit-crew responsibilities. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and communication associated with this course.

 

Motorsport Engineering

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Motorsport engineering graduates go on to work in industry as research and development engineers, race vehicle designers with major manufacturers, test engineers, technical representatives and/or managers, within engineering consultancies, teams or manufacturers. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the School.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels or equivalent
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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