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Oxford Brookes University

Motorsport Technology

UCAS Code: H331

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

Entry requirements


Mathematics, Science and/or Design/Technology preferred

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - 5 GCSE English - 4 1 further GCSE Grade 4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

UCAS Tariff

112

Mathematics, Science and/or Design/Technology preferred

93%
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

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Motorsport engineering

At Brookes you can get involved in racing-vehicle design, powertrain, lap-time simulation and racing-engine design. We have specialist facilities such as four-post rig, damper dyno and high-revolution engine test cells. Industry-standard software will enable you to contribute to innovation and growth in the industry. This course gives you practical technical involvement in motorsports and computer-aided design for racing cars. Many leading motorsports companies are based within 20 miles of Oxford and we work closely with them, actively involving them in shaping the course’s content and style.

Modules

This course covers the fundamentals of motorsport technology. The disciplines range from CAD/CAM, stress analysis and dynamics and thermo-fluids to business and management. You will be exposed to all aspects of racing and road car design, gaining an understanding of the entire design process and learning how to turn your ideas into well-prepared design proposals. You will be able to join our Formula Student team and take part in a project that will challenge you to design, build, test and race a single-seater racing car. Our work placement programme has been commended by professional bodies as a model of excellence. We have placement opportunities with local automotive and product-manufacturing companies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Engineering professionals
7%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative 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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