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BEng (Hons)

Motorsports Engineering

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Get set for a thrilling career working on some of the most technically-advanced vehicles in the world, at the highest level in motorsports and engineering, with our BEng in Motorsports Engineering.

You’ll develop skills in design and development processes through a combination of project based learning, masterclasses, and short courses; culminating in the design and build of a Formula Student race car later in the course.

Engineering science, including engineering analysis, mechanics, and fluid dynamics, underpin much of the design and manufacturing activities on the course. In other Year 1 modules you will learn to use modern manufacturing equipment in our exceptionally well equipped workshop, and you will be introduced to CAD.

Later in the year, you will produce design drawings, and manufacture components as part of the IMechE Challenge project – a national design competition. Additionally, there are modules to develop your analytical skills, and to introduce you to concepts such as thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.

Through live projects and Motorsport Club you’ll gain real motorsport engineering experience and develop skills such as presenting and project management.

This course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight motorsport engineering professionals. And you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

Why study with us

  • This course is ranked 2nd in the UK with 95% of students satisfied with the learning resources (National Student Survey 2020)
  • You’ll travel to internationally renowned events, including Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon, building up great contacts.
  • Produce design drawings, and manufacture components as part of the IMechE Challenge project – a national design competition.

Take a look at our amazing Engineering Innovation Centre

What you'll do

  • You’ll work on personal and team projects to understand the design-development-manufacture cycle and the strategies associated with developing vehicles and products.
  • There’s a dedicated workshop catering for Formula Student, Formula Ford race cars and the eco-marathon cars, here you can build and prepare the cars for test and race events.
  • Present your work to people from industry, as well as current and former students, at our annual Engineering Expo event.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Find out more

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This BEng course is professionally accredited by the IMechE (which represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession) as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.
  • This BEng course is accredited by the IED as partially fulfilling the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. The IED is a leading membership body representing engineering product designers.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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