The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Motorsport Technology

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Minimum of 2 A levels

Engineering or technology diploma with merit profile

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language 4/C Maths 4/C

96 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above

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

MMM-DMM

Diploma in engineering or technology based

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Automotive engineering

Motorsport is the proving ground for the latest technology in the automotive industry. To be successful in motorsport requires good team working skills as well as knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies. This course will give you many opportunities for teamwork including getting involved with the Formula Student Racing Car project, where you will compete as a team representing UH against teams from other universities in producing the best design project. The course also focuses on technological aspects such as automotive design, chassis and powertrain technology, performance engine design and body engineering.

Modules

Year 1: Motorsport and automotive technology; analytical techniques; materials and electrical science; mechanical experimental engineering; computing for business and technology; introduction to manufacturing technology; introduction to design; engineering statistics. Year 2: Thermofluid experimental engineering, vehicle design and aerodynamics; automotive electrical systems; simulation and analysis techniques; computer-aided design (CAD); computer-aided manufacture (CAM), engineering management; project management and product development. Year 3: Optional professional placement. Final Year: Individual major project; motorsport engineering; aerodynamics and engine design for motorsport; instrumentation and control systems; automotive chassis and power train technology; vehicle engineering design; automotive body engineering.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Automotive Engineering

Read full university profile

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.

74%
med
Automotive 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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

81%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

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.

Mechanical 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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Engineering professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
5%
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

£37k

£37k

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.

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Hertfordshire
Astrophysics with Space Science
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Lower entry requirements
University of Hertfordshire
Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Same University
University of Hertfordshire
Automotive Technology (Bsc) Hons)
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
Oxford Brookes University
Motorsport Technology
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here