Motorsports Engineering

Motorsports Engineering BEng (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Product Design and Development Engineer - Level 6

If you are ready for a thrilling career working on some of the most technically advanced vehicles in the world… then the DA in Motor Sports Engineering may be for you. This course gives you both the knowledge and the hands-on experience you need to progress to the highest levels in the motor sports and engineering industry. This course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight racing and engineering professionals.

To attract able and motivated students of high-calibre, both from within UK and overseas and equip them with a thorough understanding of motor sports engineering principles and practices.

To enable students to develop competences associated with the product cycle in the context of motor sports engineering.
 

To enable students to continually develop competences in team working and organisation in the context of cost limited engineering projects.

To produce resourceful, competent, clear-thinking professional graduates with a range of engineering competences relevant to the motor sports industry, engineering industry and enterprise.

To provide the opportunity for students to experience some of the roles and the responsibilities within a professional race team.

To satisfy the Engineering Council requirements for a BEng (Hons) for partial CEng.

Benefits to the apprentice

  • Earn as you learn: full time employment while you study and no student debt as the degree is paid for by your employer
  • Accelerate your career
  • Develop into a professional role
  • Designed with flexibility to guide and shape your career.

Benefits to the employers

  • Enhance your workforce, addressing any skills and knowledge gaps
  • Attract new high calibre talent, particularly in harder to fill roles
  • Develop staff throughout their career through continual professional development
  • Improve staff retention and loyalty by providing them with a job, professional development, professional accreditation, and a high quality degree.

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What does the programme lead to

Product Design and Development Engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry. They support activities ranging on early concept feasibility, Computer Aided Design and other modelling, activities and stages through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they work closely with suppliers and managers in bring new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products.

Job Roles

JOB ROLES INCLUDE; Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Design Engineer, Motorsport Technician, Motorcycle Tester, Performance Engineer, Gas Engineer, Technician.

Professional qualifications

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.

UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.

Information for apprentices

AWARD TYPE: BEng (Hons)
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
LOCATION/CAMPUS: Preston
DURATION: The Degree Apprenticeship is normally a 5 year programme followed by the end point assessment (certification of the completion of the apprenticeship) within 6-12 months.

FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

How you can access the programme

Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk.

If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk for support.

Entry Requirements

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.

Vacancies

You can register with the government Find Apprenticeship Service to receive updates on all Degree Apprenticeships.

Course Content

Level 4

  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering Analysis
  • Engineering Design
  • Race Car Anatomy

Level 5

  • Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation
  • MP2721 Operations Management A
  • MP2570 Engineering Design & Manufacture
  • MP2578 Motor Sports Mechanics
  • MP2576 Thermo-fluids

Level 6

  • MP3592 Motor Sports Systems
  • MP3604 Advanced CAD
  • MP3598 MS Design & Development
  • MP3999 Project

If you are ready for a thrilling career working on some of the most technically advanced vehicles in the world… then the DA in Motor Sports Engineering may be for you. This course gives you both the knowledge and the hands-on experience you need to progress to the highest levels in the motor sports and engineering industry. This course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight racing and engineering professionals.

Delivery

All of our degree apprenticeships are day release (1 day per week). 

Learning Environment and Assessment

UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:

  • Electronic resources including e-journals and e-books
  • Search by Subject guides to help access journals and books, etc
  • Online access to other libraries and information services (perhaps closer to home) through local and national schemes such as Sconul Access.
  • Inter-Library Loans Service
  • Information Skills training programme
  • Access to IT help and advice from LIS Customer Support
  • The Remote Access services allow students to access their UCLan network account, the library's electronic resources and some core software applications from their own computer as if they were on-campus.

End Point Assessment

The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.

Read further information about EPA

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.

AWARD: BEng (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Product Design and Development Engineer - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding: £27,000
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.

Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.

How to access the programme

Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Further Information about Degree Apprenticeships

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Engineering
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Standard

The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry |
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Further Information for students

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