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Motorsport Engineering (FdEng, Wiltshire College and University Centre)

Foundation Degree Fd(Eng)

This course, validated by Oxford Brookes University, enables you to engage in all aspects of motorsport engineering with the opportunity of a career in engineering. You will acquire the skills and understanding needed for future studies and gain the higher level technical abilities required in the industry. You may continue onto a third year to study a BEng or a BSc in Motorsport Engineering.  

This course, delivered at Castle Combe Race Circuit, will provide students with an opportunity to engage in all aspects of the Motorsport Engineering industry and become an employable professional in the Motorsport Engineering world.  

The College and University Centre’s workshops are modern, purpose-built, with all the equipment students would expect to find in industry. The College also has specialist facilities including vehicle, engine and machine / fabrication workshops as well as a flat floor, four-wheel laser alignment ‘Super Tracker’ and weight scales.  

The College has fantastic links within the industry as well as Motorsport teams. This helps to keep the qualification relevant to employers and gives good work experience and employment opportunities.

The Castle Combe name is synonymous with Motorsport and having a Higher Education study centre there is something that the College is very proud of.  The College’s race team successfully competes at race circuits up and down the country and the College currently owns a range of vehicles from a Ducati 600SS Motorcycle to two Formula Ford 1600 ‘Spectrum’ race cars.

To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Wiltshire College and University Centre

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Year 1

  • Work Based Learning
  • CAD CAM and Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Mathematics I
  • Engineering Science I
  • Composites and Materials Technology
  • Powertrain Technology

Year 2

  • Work Based Project
  • Chassis Dynamics and Competition Vehicle Preparation
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Vehicle Electronics and Microprocessors
  • Mathematics II
  • Motorsport Fluid Dynamics

Programme changes

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £4,500. 2019/20: £5,010.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000

International - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £5,575

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Typically entrants will possess:

  • A minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level (in Maths, Physics or a closely related subject) plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B (or 6 in the new grading structure) and English Language,


  • a National Certificate or Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Engineering, including merits in the applied units, plus a minimum of three passes at GCSE (grades A-C) including Mathematics at grade B or equivalent and English language.

Students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting that have a line manager's letter of support and recommendation are encouraged to apply.

Work-based learning is an integral part of the Foundation Degree programme. Employed entrants to the programme will be expected to have the support of their employer and will need to demonstrate the employer will provide the opportunity for work-based learning. For full-time students, arrangements will be made to identify appropriate work placement in advance of admission. It follows that in order to undertake the assessment on the programme, a student must have access to an appropriate work environment (voluntary or paid; full-time, part-time or work placement).

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

Applicants are normally interviewed and may be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, especially where experiential learning is used to support admission, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme and to check on the suitability of the work environment to which applicants have access.  A maths assessment will be required at interview to ensure that you are working at the required level.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

Full-time students apply through UCAS.

Home / EU applicants

Full-time: apply through UCAS »

International applicants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Motorsport Engineering, please visit the College website.