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.