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Motorsport Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

At Least a grade C in Mathematics or Physics (or equivalent qualifications)

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

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

At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade 4/C or above.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Engineering, Motorsport or Physics, including a minimum of a Merit in the Maths unit

UCAS Tariff

112-120

We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the A-levels section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Motorsport engineering

This accredited BEng in Motorsport Engineering will give you the confidence and skills you need to progress into the international world of motorsport.

**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**

- **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)

- **OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR:** Gain valuable experience in industry by taking an optional placement year between years two and three.

- **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.

**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 with a Foundation Year option.
You can take a placement year between years two and three.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,045
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Department of Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Motorsport engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,440
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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