Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Automotive & Motorsport Engineering

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Course summary

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Our Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degree offers students the chance to work with suppliers, manufacturers, and specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors. Our automotive and motorsport degrees have always been popular with students. Developed with the assistance of the automotive and motorsport industries, our degrees will prepare you for a career at the forefront of automotive and motorsport design. Both our BEng (Hons) and integrated MEng courses focus on mechanical engineering aspects of the automotive and motorsport field. If you want to work with suppliers, manufacturers and specialist enterprises in the automotive and motorsport sectors - with companies such as Bentley, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and JCB - either course could meet your goals. With experienced lecturers, and support from race drivers, engineers and team owners, each degree has been designed to ensure your knowledge covers the most up-to-date practices from the sector. At the same time, access to our industry standard rolling road and other technologies will help hone your design and engineering skills. Our facilities include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA) and Ricardo WAVE engine simulation and analysis software. We also have strong work placement links, as well as a fully equipped workshop where you will be able to get hands on experience using our industry standard rolling road, road, track and race cars, gaining valuable experience as part of your study. You’ll be encouraged to compete in the IMechE Formula student competition, as well as other race experiences. If you’re looking to gain hands-on industry experience, our links with organisations such as Slidesports Race Engineering, and Ginetta could provide the opportunity of a placement. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BEng (Hons) Automotive and Motorsport Engineering.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Fundamentals of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering & Thermofluids, Introduction to Engineering Design & Practice, Introduction to Engineering Mathematics, Professional Development & Engineering Applications. Year 2: Mechanical Structures, Automotive & Motorsport Principles, Intermediate Engineering Mathematics, Automation & Control Engineering, Design Engineering, Aerodynamics, Leadership & Management, Team Design Project for Sustainability Year 3: Applied Automotive & Motorsport Principles, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Emerging Technologies & Innovation in Engineering, Individual Engineering Project, Structures & FEA, Professional Engineer

Assessment method

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H110
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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66%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Automotive & Motorsport Engineering at Staffordshire University - UCAS