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.
- 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).
Individual offers may vary.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Engineering (passed with Merit or above)
Level 3 Motorsport Engineering
A Levels in Maths and/or Physics
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)
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.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical work and written exams (for more details, see the Programme Specification).
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