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Coventry University

Motorsport Engineering

UCAS Code: H335
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
81% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate

to include Maths at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Coventry is a world-renowned centre for motorsport and performance engineering on both two wheels and four. We have links with the UK performance engineering industry to help ensure that the course benefits from the latest technical content, and provides you with broad and detailed coverage of the essentials of motorsport engineering and its key applications. Our Motorsport Engineering degree course aims to equip you with the necessary expertise for you to make a contribution to both industry and society as a Graduate Motorsport Engineer. If you choose this course you may benefit from: Close links with employers in the performance engineering industry, including Red Bull Racing, the Auto-Cycle Union, Lotus Cars, Penske Racing and Triumph Motorcycles; State-of-the-art facilities including a new wind tunnel, a new CNC machining centre, a new engine test cell and a full-size shaker rig; Regular lectures delivered by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); Placement opportunities for you to apply for with a wide variety of motorsport and performance engineering companies, across a range of disciplines; The chance to be involved in exciting projects, such as Formula Student and/or Shell Eco-marathon This course meets, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC. The BEng(Hons) also automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).


Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
378 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. 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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