School of Engineering

Motorsport Engineering

BEng (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

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 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.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H033
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this 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 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 internaationally 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.

Here is a short video about some former members of the student race team.

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 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
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

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of AA or CCC including Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD.
  • 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.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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