Motorsports Engineering (Foundation Entry)
Get set for a career working on some of the most technically-advanced vehicles in the world, at the highest level in motor sports and engineering, with our Motorsports Engineering Foundation Entry Degree.
Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.
This course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight racing and engineering professionals. You’ll develop skills in design and development processes through a combination of year-long modules, masterclasses, and short courses. And you’ll build a race car.
Engineering science, including engineering analysis, mechanics, and fluid dynamics, underpin much of the design and manufacturing activities on the course. You’ll be learning in our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
Why study with us
- Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Motorsports Engineering (Foundation Entry) is ranked 1st in the North West with 83% of students satisfied with the quality of teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021)
- Through projects, you’ll gain real engineering experiences, and skills like presenting, time and project management.
- You’ll travel to internationally renowned events, including Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon, building-up great contacts.
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, eco-marathon cars, and a race car simulator.
- People from industry, current and former students will get to see your work when you present it at our Engineering Expo event.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
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.
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
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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.
There is huge demand for engineering graduates, and a BEng in Motorsports Engineering gives you lots of options. If you complete a placement you’ll be even more employable.
As well as going into motorsport, you could work in in aerospace, the automotive industry, the Ministry of Defence and in research development.
Graduates from this course are currently working at companies like Mercedes AMG Motorsport, Williams F1, Force India F1, Tom Tunstall Racing, M-Sport, Ginetta, and Century Motorsport.
If you’re looking beyond the motor sports industry, our graduates can be found at Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Airbus, BAE Systems, Babcock, Tata Technologies, Helical Technologies, MI Technology, and United Utilities.
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Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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