Delivered at Castle Combe Race Circuit, the principal aim of this course is to provide an education in motorsport technology producing graduates who have the necessary range of skills and depth of understanding to successfully pursue careers as engineers working in the industry.A distinguishing feature of this course is its practical and applied motorsport emphasis which it derives from industries local to the college and the expertise of the staff.If you graduate from the course, you should be able to work effectively in industry as part of design, development or research teams with the skills necessary to turn concepts into drawings and through to the manufacturing and assembly processes.
What will I learn?
Modules covered are likely to include:
Management, Ethics, Energy and Sustainability
Motorsport Engine Technology
Motorsport Vehicle Performance
Advanced Electronic Systems
Modules and course content are subject to change.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Assessment across the course includes written assignments e.g. reports, case studies and presentations.
The emphasis is on assessment coursework but you may have to complete short in class tests / exams to support the completion of criteria and test your understanding within classes.
Entry onto this course requires successful completion of a Foundation Degree Motorsport Engineering at one of Oxford Brookes' partner colleges which must include a pass of Maths at level 5.
Foundation Degrees from other colleges or universities may be admitted if their modules are equivalent and considered of a suitable standard.
Other qualifications such as Higher National Diplomas deemed equivalent by Oxford Brookes will be considered on an individual basis.
If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening.
Additional Costs and Information
You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme via the UCAS website.
The UCAS institution code for this programme is O66.
The UCAS course code for this programme is H339.
The cost of this programme is £7,570 per year (£9,900 for international students).
There may be additional costs for educational trips and visits, but these are still to be confirmed.
You may be required to purchase additional books as identified by your individual lecturers.
The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
What Could I Do Next?
You will be eligible to apply for an extensive range of careers within the Motorsport Engineering industry.
David is an expert motorsport engineer with a wealth of experience both in education and in the field. He is the programme lead on the College’s two motorsport-based degree-level courses – Foundation Degree (FdEng) Motorsport Engineering and BEng (Hons) (top-up) Motorsport Technology.
David joined the College in 2016 and currently serves as Deputy Head of Engineering (Motorsport) and has been based in education, whether working or studying, for more than a decade. He graduated from the University of Wales, Trinity St David, in 2009 with a BEng in Motorsport Engineering before completing a Masters degree and his PGCE at the same place, finishing his studies in 2013.
also began his professional career at the University of Wales,
initially working as a technician before moving into lecturing and later
becoming the university’s chief motorsport engineer. Read more...
I love workshop lessons and transforming the race cars. It’s amazing to know what you started with and then see what ends up on the track as a result of your own work.
Foundation Degree in Motorsport Engineering