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Coventry University

Motorsport Engineering

UCAS Code: H335

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

to include Mathematics AND one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, Further Maths, Electronics, Computing, ICT or Engineering. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit all to be in Mathematics or Physical Science units. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

to include Mathematics AND one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology or Information Technology in a Global Society at Higher level.

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

DDD-DDM

in an Engineering subject to include a Distinction in the 'Further Engineering Mathematics' unit.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

87%
Applicants receiving offers

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 | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Motorsport engineering

This professionally accredited degree aims to equip you with the necessary skills and expertise to make a significant early contribution to motorsport engineering and embark on your professional journey to become a Chartered Engineer.

Coventry University is recognised as a renowned centre for motorsport and performance engineering. Our close relationship with the UK performance engineering industry helps to ensure course content reflects current trends and challenges, as well as the latest technologies, design systems and testing processes in this fast-paced, ever-evolving industry.

Our course enjoys high levels of student satisfaction – 100% overall and for the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. We also have an outstanding track record for graduate employability with 100% of graduates employed or continuing their studies within six months (DLHE 2014/15) and 97% of those employed graduates in professional-level jobs.

Teaching is highly practical, focused on providing a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of motorsport engineering and, more importantly, how this knowledge is applied in the industry. You will have the opportunity to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice.

We will provide the opportunity for you to apply for professional placements with a wide variety of motorsport and engineering companies, as well as a year abroad (placements subject to availability). You could also take part in exciting projects, such as Shell Eco-marathon or the Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Formula Student project, which is the biggest student motorsport competition in the world. We have many vehicles and systems available for you to study and test, together with lots of experimental equipment, such as a wind tunnel, four post shaker rig, damper dyno and engine dyno.

You will be taught by academics with wide ranging industrial experience including, for example, automotive and race car deign with AEG, JLR and BMW. Many are actively involved in cutting-edge commercial and academic research in areas such as vehicle dynamics, light weighting, advanced simulation, future concepts and crash protection.

Key Course Benefits:

* Regular lectures delivered by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

* Close links with employers in the performance engineering industry, including Red Bull Racing, the Auto-Cycle Union, Lotus Cars, Penske Racing and Triumph Motorcycles

* Opportunity to participate in fieldtrips which have included observing crash tests at the GM Milford site and a tour of the Ford F150 factory in Detroit, USA (subject to application and additional costs)

* Accredited on behalf of the Engineering Council, successful completion automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and constitutes part of the requirements for Chartered status

* On and off site access to commercial engineering software, such as 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multibody Systems for design and simulation, as well as training in industry standard Catia, HyperWorks, STAR-CCM+, SIMPACK software

* Access to extensive cutting-edge facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre, which houses a 20% scale model wind tunnel (designed and built by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team), composites lab, metrology lab, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of CNC machinery and a laser workshop

This course is accredited and recognised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Modules

Our main study themes are:

* **Design**: The innovative resolution of design problems focused on commercially viable solutions.
* **Analysis**: You will have the chance to learn to use industry standard software to model, analyse and validate vehicle behaviour, components and systems.
* **Management**: The application of principles and practices utilised to assure effective business operation.Sustainability: An ethical approach to work by protecting the best interests of life and the environment.
* **Practical**: Investigation and analysis using laboratory, workshop and computer-based techniques.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

90%
high
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

84%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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