Motorsport Engineering at University of Derby - UCAS

Course summary

This accredited 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:

  • RANKINGS: We're ranked in the Top 10 for satisfaction with teaching* and in the Top 10 for teaching quality^ (*The Guardian University Guide 2024 - Mechanical Engineering subject area, ^The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024 - Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering subject area)
  • ACCREDITATION: This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). On completion, you will have met the full requirements to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and part of the requirements to register as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • 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.
  • FLEXIBILITY: Not sure on the type of engineering you want to study? Spend the 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.
WHAT YOU'LL COVER: You'll gain an essential foundation of engineering in your first year before going on to study more specialist modules in your second and third year. 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 with a Foundation Year option. You can take a placement year between years two and three.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

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

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 at University of Derby - UCAS