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School of Engineering

Motorsport Engineering

MEng (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 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 H133
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 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 include both track-side and class room and workshop modules that give the basis for technical study, including conventional engineering topics such as mathematics, science, thermodynamics and liquid mechanics. Contextualisation of course content to the motorsport industry ensures the maximum industrial relevance.

 

Simulation and other design technologies feature prominently in the course, as they are valuable industrial tools and are often used to reduce lead times in the conceptualisation and production of prototype vehicles.  The basics of solid modelling (3D CAD) are taught early on so that students quickly progress to develop well-engineered designs using finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics to assess various designs and prototypes, subsequently validated in a formula-1 standard rolling road wind tunnel. 

 

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. 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.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The BEng (Hons) is designed for accreditation to partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) level by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); the MEng is designed for full CEng accreditation. The courses delivered in part-time mode are accredited to the same level as full-time courses.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

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

  • 104 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BCC to include Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject)  or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject) grade DMM
  • Access to HE (Engineering/Technology/Mathematics/Science subjects will be considered):  45 credits - 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit 
  • 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

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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 at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

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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