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Motorsports Engineering

4 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 MEng in Motorsports Engineering.

You’ll develop skills in design and development processes through a combination of year-long modules, masterclasses, and short courses; and build a race car.

Engineering science, including engineering analysis, mechanics, and fluid dynamics, underpin much of the design and manufacturing activities on the course.

Our MEng course extends the BEng course, deepening and embedding your investigative and design skills through additional group and individual projects.

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

Why study with us

  • Engineering at the University is ranked in the UK's top 20 (Complete University Guide, 2020).
  • Through projects, you’ll gain real engineering experiences, and skills like presenting, time and project management.
  • 95% of our students were satisfied with the learning resources available to them (National Student Survey, 2020).

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.
  • You'll get to work in our dedicated workshop catering for Formula Student, Formula Ford race cars, eco-marathon cars, and a race car simulator.
  • You’ll travel to internationally renowned events, including Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon, building up great contacts. People from industry, current and former students will also get to see your work when you present it at our Engineering Expo event.

Module Overview

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

Future careers

There is huge demand for engineering graduates, and a MEng 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 motorsports 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.

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.

Register for an Open Day

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
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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