Motorsport Engineering

University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? This four-year degree is designed to give you the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). You'll build upon your skills and knowledge acquired through studying Motorsport Engineering, firstly at honours degree level and then further at postgraduate level. You'll become equipped with appropriate post-graduate skills to enable you to practice successfully as a professionally recognised engineer within the Motorsport industry. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? There is a substantial demand for capable engineers in the high-tech world of motorsport. Our dedicated MEng Motorsport Engineering will put you on the fast track to a dynamic career at the highest level in this global industry. Combine undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a single four-year programme, so that you graduate with a masters degree Gain the ideal preparation for roles across the industry, including Formula 1 Achieve the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) Learn in the outstanding environment of our new STEM Centre where you will have latest technologies at your fingertips Benefit from the expertise of well-qualified and highly experienced teaching staff who will ensure your learning is up to date and directly relevant to the industry Take part in exciting projects like Formula Student, the world’s biggest student motorsport competition. Employable Graduates – we’re ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities and 12th for English institutions with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree: HESA 2016. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You will be assessed using a mixture of in-course assessments, case studies, presentations, reality-based assessments, examinations and professional presentations. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES Current roles within the motorsport engineering industry are extremely technologically challenging, with ever-increasing paces of change and development. Larger motorsport teams and industrial suppliers now operate on a global scale. The MEng qualification will help you to meet the challenges presented by this constant drive for improvement. Designed with guidance from leading professional bodies, it enhances your understanding of engineering principles so that you can make crucial decisions about complex areas of technology, environment, materials selection and failure analysis. You will also be skilled in assessing the most appropriate and cost-effective use of both time and resources. You will explore all the relevant technologies and their applications across the complete range of modules on the programme. Your studies will also be underpinned by academic concepts and practical work so that you have the right level of competence for a career that will take you far. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY This is a new programme introduced in 2017. Previous graduates from our BEng programme have followed careers not only in Formula 1, but also in a wide variety of other motorsport areas. Roles have ranged from data technician to chassis designer to team boss. Students who are prepared to work hard invariably do extremely well in their careers after graduation.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeH334
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C at A level in Mathematics and one other Science or Technology subject at A Level (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level ABB At least a grade C at A level in Mathematics and one other Science or Technology subject at A Level (or equivalent qualification)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC in Engineering or Motorsport at DDM, with Merit in the Maths module
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 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 £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Motorsport Engineering at University of Derby - UCAS