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Motorsport Engineering

Develop the detailed knowledge and practical skillset to thrive in the exhilarating world of motorsports

Delivered at our dedicated motorsport centre at Castle Combe Race Circuit and with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as the Professional Accreditation Body, our university level motorsport engineering courses will provide you with the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the industry and to become an employable professional in the Motorsport Engineering world.

Our £1.25 million specialist facility provides an industry-standard environment for our students to learn in with a wide range of rescourses including a wind tunnel,
3D printers, seven car workshop, an engine and machine workshop.

We have fantastic links within the industry including Jaguar Land Rover, Swindon Engines, Cooper Avon Tyres as well as a range of additional companies and Motorsport teams. This helps to keep our qualifications relevant to employers and gives our students great work experience and employment opportunities.

      Meet your lecturer

      David Campion,
      Deputy Head of Engineering (Motorsport),

      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.

      He 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...

      What our students say

      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.

      Aaron Glencross

      FdEng Motorsport Engineering

      Our facilities

      Castle Combe

      Our state-of-the-art, £1.25million facility for university-level Motorsport Engineering is the first teaching centre of its kind to be located trackside at an internationally renowned race course.

      Engine and Machine Workshop

      Seven-car Workshop

      3D Printers

      CAD Engineering

      Wind Tunnel

      Trackside Location

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