University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Motorsport Engineering with Foundation Year

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Course summary

If you have the potential and ambition to study with us, but feel you're not quite ready to join the BEng in Motorsport Engineering right now, why not consider taking this course with a foundation year? Taking the course with a foundation year will give you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. This BEng in Motorsport Engineering will give you the confidence and skills you need to progress into the international world of motorsport. Set yourself apart as an innovative and resourceful motorsport engineer - ready to work with top teams or high-profile manufacturers. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • FLEXIBILITY: Not sure on the type of engineering you want to study? Spend the foundation year and first year covering all aspects of engineering and gain the multi-disciplinary skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. In year two, you have the option to switch your degree to either BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering or BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering or continue studying on BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering
  • FACILITIES: Our state-of-the-art facilities include a dedicated workshop space with a vast range of vehicles and systems. Our computer labs host technical software widely used in the industry for design, modelling and simulation.
  • EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Take part in extra-curricular activity such as getting involved in track testing our RADICAL SR1, or joining Team Derby Motorsport who compete in the international competition Formula Student.
  • TEACHING TEAM: Gain insight from our experienced teaching team. Some have worked at various championships in a variety of roles, whilst others work closely with local motorsport engineering companies to support and encourage innovation.
  • ACCREDITATION: Our BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on behalf of the Engineering Council – this recognition means you can be sure our courses meet professional standards
WHAT YOU'LL COVER: You'll cover key areas such as advanced power train engineering, motorsport chassis design and computational fluid dynamics. Practical experience in the workshop alongside technical and digital skills in our computer labs will ensure you gain complete knowledge and skills needed for a career in the industry. HOW YOU'LL LEARN: Lectures combined with tutorials and hands-on experience in our workshop and computer labs will aid your learning. Taking an optional placement year will strengthen your CV and help you to build contacts in the industry. YOUR CAREER: Thanks to the practical experience they amass on this degree, our Motorsport Engineering graduates have gone on to find employment with companies like Cosworth, Zytec and EPM Technologies. Some have raced all over the world with teams in F1, GP2 and FIA-GT, and others have worked with a variety of national teams. STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available without a Foundation Year. You can take a placement year between your third and fourth year.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 Year 1

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Motorsport Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS