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University of Hertfordshire

Automotive Engineering with Motorsport

UCAS Code: H335
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Engineering

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

78%

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

£9,250

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

Motorsport is the proving ground for future technology in the automotive industry. This course has much in common with the MEng/BEng degree in Automotive Engineering but with a particular emphasis on improving vehicle handling and vehicle performance. A highly successful track record in the IMechE Formula Student Competition has established the University as one of the key providers of motorsport engineering in the country and this professionally-accredited degree provides the first steps to gaining chartered engineer status.

Modules

Year 1: Automotive technology and business; analytical techniques 1; electrical and materials science; mechanical science; introduction to manufacture; introduction to design; fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Year 2: Vehicle design and aerodynamics; thermofluid mechanics; analytical techniques 2; computer-aided engineering and structural mechanics; materials and structures; dynamics; instrumentation and control systems; project management and project development. Year 3: Optional professional placement. Final year: Vehicle engineering design; vehicle dynamics; vehicle structural analysis and manufacture; motorsport engineering or manufacturing strategy; mechanics and properties of materials; thermofluid mechanics and heat transfer; individual major project.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

44%
56%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 80%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
6% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

37%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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