Motorsport Technology - BSc (Hons) full-time

Why choose this course?

    Industry-standard, purpose-built facilities, the possibility of exciting trackside and workshop experience with international racing teams, and lecturers who share your passion, combine to make this course ideal if you are seeking to join the high-octane motorsport industry.

    • We want to help you learn what it takes to run a race and championship-winning team on every level, from engineering cars to dealing with the challenges of a race meeting.

    • Our workshop is designed so that you can develop your ideas from initial thought through to production and testing, mimicking the research and development process used in industry.

    • We offer exciting opportunities for you to work with motorsport and automotive industry experts so you can gain impressive experience that is highly valued by employers.

    • Scheduled for completion in 2017, we are building a new National Centre for Motorsport Engineering on campus that will become the new home of CAPE.

    Course overview

    Motorsport is exciting – for the drivers, for the spectators and for the engineers and technicians involved. If the idea of a career striving to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in race car design and set-up gets your motor revving then this is the course for you. At the University of Bolton you can study in the classroom, in the workshop and on the racetrack. We want to give you a sound understanding of the engineering principles and theories essential in motorsport technology, and develop your practical expertise in our industry-standard facilities and while working with our partner racing teams.

    On this course you will look at all aspects of race cars and motorsport. Modules cover aerodynamics, performance optimisation, aspects of safety and much more. We work to help you develop skills in motorsport-focused computer aided design (CAD), engineering, mathematics, business and management. This combination of technical knowledge, practical experience and transferable skills will help you get ready for success in this high-octane industry.

    If you don't have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, a four-year version that includes a foundation year is available.

    Special features

    • The University of Bolton has a distinguished history in engineering.

    • Based in the University of Bolton’s Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering (CAPE) our on-campus workshop is designed as a race team set-up and equipped to industry standards.

    • The course is designed to meet industry needs and focuses on helping you develop in-demand motorsport-specific and transferable skills.

    • Our course aims to help you learn from top industry professionals, such as international racing teams and supercar manufacturers.

    • We have dedicated computer workstations equipped with the latest CAD and simulation software.

    • The course is designed to meet the undergraduate academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and we are currently seeking academic accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/ENG017-F-UOB-SX

    What you will learn

    We use a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods to help you to achieve your potential. Formal timetabled sessions, such as lectures, seminars and tutorials, offer you knowledge of the concepts and principles essential in engineering. You are then expected to build on these in your own time through extra reading, revision and reflection on what you have learned.

    Open-ended projects and design, make and test work give you the chance to apply the principles you’ve learned, bringing the concepts and practical applications together in your mind. Opportunities to work with racing team staff on real-life projects and at race meetings also help you hone your new skills and develop your ability to apply your engineering knowledge and creativity.

    Regular assessments, including written exams, coursework and practical exams, and feedback from these, will help you to identify areas for improvement.

    What you will study

    Level 1

    Engine Systems and Aerodynamics;

    Chassis and Electronic Principles;

    Vehicle Systems;

    CAD/CAM;

    High Performance Materials;

    Applied Analytical Methods.

    Level 2

    Powertrains and Aerodynamics;

    Chassis Development and Telemetry;

    Team Project;

    Auto and Component Design;

    Composite Structures and Testing;

    Motorsport Operations.

    Level 3

    Performance Modelling and CFD;

    Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced Electronics;

    Advanced Materials and FEA;

    Motorsport as a Business;

    Project (double module).

    Careers & professional development

    Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge of vehicle handling, chassis aerodynamics and suspension mechanics, as well as automotive/motorsport computer systems and electronics, the fundamentals of internal combustion science and wider engineering issues.

    We will support you to gain transferable skills such as project management, team working, IT and formal presentations, and help you develop the intellectual capabilities of research, problem solving, evaluation and synthesis.

    The UK competes on the world stage in performance engineering and opportunities are growing. Careers in motorsport engineering are diverse and employers range from racing teams, through manufacturers to supply chain businesses. Fundamental engineering knowledge and related transferable skills are sought after by the global engineering industry, including automotive, aerospace, marine and rail companies. Employers are looking for graduates with real-life practical experience, underpinned by strong theoretical understanding, and University of Bolton graduates are able to offer this impressive array of sought-after skills.

    Graduates can also consider careers in teaching and further studies including masters degrees and PhD research.

    Professional recognition

    The course is designed to meet the undergraduate academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and we are currently seeking accreditation. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
    2016/17 £9,000£9,000£9,000   £27,000
    2017/18   £9,000£9,000£9,000 £27,000
    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
    2016/17 £11,250£11,250£11,250   £33,750
    2017/18   £11,250£11,250£11,250 £33,750
    More International Fee information

    No hidden extras

    We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

    • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

    • All mandatory site visits or field trips

    • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

    • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

    • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

    *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

    Additional learning opportunities and associated costs


    In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

    Students must provide themselves with safety footwear and overalls to be worn in our workshop and laboratories. Travel costs and entry fees may be charged for educational and industrial visits. Placement travel costs would be borne by the student.

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Bill Hails (Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903036

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Garry Owen (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903942

    For general information about the University and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Industry-standard, purpose-built facilities, the possibility of exciting trackside and workshop experience with international racing teams, and lecturers who share your passion, combine to make this course ideal if you are seeking to join the high-octane motorsport industry.

      • We want to help you learn what it takes to run a race and championship-winning team on every level, from engineering cars to dealing with the challenges of a race meeting.

      • Our workshop is designed so that you can develop your ideas from initial thought through to production and testing, mimicking the research and development process used in industry.

      • We offer exciting opportunities for you to work with motorsport and automotive industry experts so you can gain impressive experience that is highly valued by employers.

      • Scheduled for completion in 2017, we are building a new National Centre for Motorsport Engineering on campus that will become the new home of CAPE.

      Course overview

      Motorsport is exciting – for the drivers, for the spectators and for the engineers and technicians involved. If the idea of a career striving to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in race car design and set-up gets your motor revving then this is the course for you. At the University of Bolton you can study in the classroom, in the workshop and on the racetrack. We want to give you a sound understanding of the engineering principles and theories essential in motorsport technology, and develop your practical expertise in our industry-standard facilities and while working with our partner racing teams.

      On this course you will look at all aspects of race cars and motorsport. Modules cover aerodynamics, performance optimisation, aspects of safety and much more. We work to help you develop skills in motorsport-focused computer aided design (CAD), engineering, mathematics, business and management. This combination of technical knowledge, practical experience and transferable skills will help you get ready for success in this high-octane industry.

      If you don't have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, a four-year version that includes a foundation year is available.

      Special features

      • The University of Bolton has a distinguished history in engineering.

      • Based in the University of Bolton’s Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering (CAPE) our on-campus workshop is designed as a race team set-up and equipped to industry standards.

      • The course is designed to meet industry needs and focuses on helping you develop in-demand motorsport-specific and transferable skills.

      • Our course aims to help you learn from top industry professionals, such as international racing teams and supercar manufacturers.

      • We have dedicated computer workstations equipped with the latest CAD and simulation software.

      • The course is designed to meet the undergraduate academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and we are currently seeking academic accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).

      Key Information

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/ENG017-F-UOB-SX

      What you will learn

      We use a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods to help you to achieve your potential. Formal timetabled sessions, such as lectures, seminars and tutorials, offer you knowledge of the concepts and principles essential in engineering. You are then expected to build on these in your own time through extra reading, revision and reflection on what you have learned.

      Open-ended projects and design, make and test work give you the chance to apply the principles you’ve learned, bringing the concepts and practical applications together in your mind. Opportunities to work with racing team staff on real-life projects and at race meetings also help you hone your new skills and develop your ability to apply your engineering knowledge and creativity.

      Regular assessments, including written exams, coursework and practical exams, and feedback from these, will help you to identify areas for improvement.

      What you will study

      Level 1

      Engine Systems and Aerodynamics;

      Chassis and Electronic Principles;

      Vehicle Systems;

      CAD/CAM;

      High Performance Materials;

      Applied Analytical Methods.

      Level 2

      Powertrains and Aerodynamics;

      Chassis Development and Telemetry;

      Team Project;

      Auto and Component Design;

      Composite Structures and Testing;

      Motorsport Operations.

      Level 3

      Performance Modelling and CFD;

      Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced Electronics;

      Advanced Materials and FEA;

      Motorsport as a Business;

      Project (double module).

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge of vehicle handling, chassis aerodynamics and suspension mechanics, as well as automotive/motorsport computer systems and electronics, the fundamentals of internal combustion science and wider engineering issues.

      We will support you to gain transferable skills such as project management, team working, IT and formal presentations, and help you develop the intellectual capabilities of research, problem solving, evaluation and synthesis.

      The UK competes on the world stage in performance engineering and opportunities are growing. Careers in motorsport engineering are diverse and employers range from racing teams, through manufacturers to supply chain businesses. Fundamental engineering knowledge and related transferable skills are sought after by the global engineering industry, including automotive, aerospace, marine and rail companies. Employers are looking for graduates with real-life practical experience, underpinned by strong theoretical understanding, and University of Bolton graduates are able to offer this impressive array of sought-after skills.

      Graduates can also consider careers in teaching and further studies including masters degrees and PhD research.

      Professional recognition

      The course is designed to meet the undergraduate academic requirements leading to Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and we are currently seeking accreditation. Please see the Engineering Council UK website for further details.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
      2016/17 £9,000£9,000£9,000   £27,000
      2017/18   £9,000£9,000£9,000 £27,000
      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
      2016/17 £11,250£11,250£11,250   £33,750
      2017/18   £11,250£11,250£11,250 £33,750
      More International Fee information

      No hidden extras

      We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

      • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

      • All mandatory site visits or field trips

      • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

      • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

      • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

      *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

      Additional learning opportunities and associated costs


      In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

      Students must provide themselves with safety footwear and overalls to be worn in our workshop and laboratories. Travel costs and entry fees may be charged for educational and industrial visits. Placement travel costs would be borne by the student.

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Bill Hails (Admissions Tutor)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903036

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Garry Owen (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903942

      For general information about the University and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.