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University of Derby

Motorsport Engineering

UCAS Code: H334

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

At least a grade C at A level in Mathematics and one other Science or Technology subject at A Level (or equivalent qualification)

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

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) 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

UCAS Tariff

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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.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Motorsport engineering

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.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern 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

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Production and manufacturing engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
32%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Production and manufacturing 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.

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