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University of Central Lancashire

Motorsports Engineering

UCAS Code: H331

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

Entry requirements


112 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits in Maths, Physics or a STEM subject. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 112 points from Higher Level Subjects, including Maths at HL5, and Physics or a STEM subject at HL5. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

The following units are required: Unit 5 Mechanical Principles and Applications at Merit, and one of the following; Unit 4 Mathematics for Engineering Technicians at Merit Unit 11 Further Mechanical Principles and Applications at Merit Unit 18 Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications at Merit Unit 28 Further Mathematics in Engineering/for Engineering Technicians at Merit

112 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics)

UCAS Tariff

112

including A2 Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C. (Relevant STEM subjects are Applied Science, Engineering, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics). Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Get ready for a thrilling career working on some of the most technically advanced vehicles in the world… This course gives you the hands-on experience you need to progress to the highest levels in the motor sports and engineering industry. The design and build of a Formula Student race-car is a key part of the curriculum - you’ll work as part of a student-led group competing in an international competition at Silverstone, renowned as a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. You’ll be encouraged to join our Motorsports Club, where you’ll work on Formula Ford race-car - this course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight racing and engineering professionals.

Energy engineering is a growing discipline and graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means your options within the sector are varied.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules: Racecar Anatomy, Engineering Analysis, Engineering Design, Engineering Science

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Motor Sports Design, Operations Management, Thermofluids with CFD, Design and Manufacture, Further Engineering Mathematics and Simulation

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Optional Industrial Placement Year or Motor Sports Vehicle Systems Design, Motor Sports Systems, Advanced CAD, Project

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
42%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
321

After graduation


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Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

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96%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Engineering professionals
8%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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