FdEng Motorsport Engineering - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site Shoreham Airport Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFAU1

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS Code: H330
Fees and Finance


Course Length 2 years full time
(or up to 4 years part time while in relevant employment)


The FdEng provides progression from our National Diploma in Automotive or Motorsport Engineering. It also allows access to Higher Education for post A Level students and for those already in the workplace who wish to progress academically.


By working with the University of Brighton, we are able to offer a bespoke Motorsport Engineering award at this high level. We offer both a Foundation Degree and a Foundation Certificate (exit award) depending on full or partial achievement.


The college invites in guest speakers from companies such as Ricardo, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and other industry specialists. We also provide educational trips to Ricardo and the University of Brighton among other leading organisations to enhance and increase industrial exposure to state-of-the-art design and manufacturing and also wind-tunnel testing facilities.


This course is based at the Shoreham Airport campus with access to race vehicles, performance engines and aerospace resources, along with other bespoke resources at the campus, such as industry standard testing, design and analysis tools for CAD, FEA and CFD, such as Solidworks as well as many others.


Student Successes

  • Northbrook Graduate working for Aston Martin
  • Ex-student working for Ford Motor Co.
  • Northbrook Graduate now Project Engineer at Jaguar Landrover
  • Ex Northbrook student working for TF Sport Aston Martin Racing
  • Northbrook Graduate now production engineer at Ricardo
  • Northbrook Graduate now design engineer at Ford Motor Co.
  • Ex Northbrook student now Senior Design Engineer at Ricardo

 

Course Content

The two year programme consists of mandatory and optional modules at Level 4 (year 1) and Level 5 (year 2) and these will include substantial mathematics and mechanical & electrical science, as well as thermodynamics, liquid mechanics and aerodynamics, as related to race vehicles.

Approximately 40% of the curriculum is work-related or work-based learning. Full time students undertake college-based, work-related learning which will include a final year major project.


This qualification is accredited through the University of Brighton to IEng (Incorporated Engineer) status by both the IET and IMechE, the professional bodies for engineering internationally. This ensures our graduates the best chance in industry, as employers typically seek internationally ratified, professionally registered Engineers for quality assurance of their staff.


Programme Specification


Course Brochure

Progression/Career Path

- BSc (Hons) Motorsport Technology (1 year top-up)
- BSc (Hons) Automotive Engineering(1 year top-up)
- BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
- MSc Automotive and/or Motorsport Engineering
- MEng Automotive or Motorsport Engineering
- Ph.D (Engineering Research)


Graduates of this course have gone on to work in Formula 1, as research and development engineers as well as pit-crew, vehicle designers with major manufacturers, such as Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Ricardo, Landrover etc. or into the world of motorsport with a variety of race teams. More generally, engineering graduates move into industry as designers, research and development, production or test engineers, technical representatives and/or managers, within engineering consultants, race teams or OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers).

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Either
BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering (passed with Merit or above)
or
Level 3 Motorsport Engineering
or
A Levels in Maths and/or Physics
or
An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)
or
Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Interview Yes

Assessment/Exams

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical work and written exams (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content

The two year programme consists of mandatory and optional modules at Level 4 (year 1) and Level 5 (year 2) and these will include substantial mathematics and mechanical & electrical science, as well as thermodynamics, liquid mechanics and aerodynamics, as related to race vehicles.

Approximately 40% of the curriculum is work-related or work-based learning. Full time students undertake college-based, work-related learning which will include a final year major project.


This qualification is accredited through the University of Brighton to IEng (Incorporated Engineer) status by both the IET and IMechE, the professional bodies for engineering internationally. This ensures our graduates the best chance in industry, as employers typically seek internationally ratified, professionally registered Engineers for quality assurance of their staff.


Programme Specification


Course Brochure

Progression/Career Path

- BSc (Hons) Motorsport Technology (1 year top-up)
- BSc (Hons) Automotive Engineering(1 year top-up)
- BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering
- BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
- MSc Automotive and/or Motorsport Engineering
- MEng Automotive or Motorsport Engineering
- Ph.D (Engineering Research)


Graduates of this course have gone on to work in Formula 1, as research and development engineers as well as pit-crew, vehicle designers with major manufacturers, such as Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Ricardo, Landrover etc. or into the world of motorsport with a variety of race teams. More generally, engineering graduates move into industry as designers, research and development, production or test engineers, technical representatives and/or managers, within engineering consultants, race teams or OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers).

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Either
BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering (passed with Merit or above)
or
Level 3 Motorsport Engineering
or
A Levels in Maths and/or Physics
or
An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)
or
Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Interview Yes

Assessment/Exams

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical work and written exams (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: