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BEng (Hons) or MEng
UCAS code: H334 BEng H337 MEng
Start dates: September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: BEng: 3 years, or 4 years sandwich; MEng: 4 years, or 5 years sandwich
Part time: BEng: up to 8 years; MEng: up to 9 years
Department(s): School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Our motorsport engineering degree will help you become a design engineer for the motorsport industry. And we work with the local and global motorsport industry to shape course content.
The course combines theory with practical, hands-on experience, to give you a well-rounded introduction to motorsport. Our research facilities are also your learning spaces. You’ll have full access to these, whenever you need them. And with a focus on electric vehicles, you’ll be prepared for the future of work in this profession.
The course has 2 pathways: BEng and MEng. Whichever you pick, you’ll be on your way to receiving industry accreditation, improving your future job prospects and unlocking opportunities for postgraduate study. At the end of the BEng course, you can choose to study for an extra year to gain the MEng qualification.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Join a community
Join Oxford Brookes Racing, Formula Student Team - who’ve been the top UK team and won the design award more times than any other UK university, and develop skills in designing, building and racing vehicles.
Earn while you learn
Boost your career prospects by going on a paid industry work placement.
Hear from experts
Formula One professionals teach on the course, and pass their knowledge on to you.
Change to a different engineering course if your interests and career goals change before the end of your first year.
As part of our Industrial Lecture series, you can meet prospective employers and Oxford Brookes alumni to make vital industry connections.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
The BEng is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The MEng is accredited by IET for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Both pathways are also accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
You’ll work with other engineering students in year 1 to design a Stirling Engine. It’s your responsibility to draw the parts, understand the physics and test the thermodynamics, dynamics, and stress analysis. Then you’ll market and sell your product in a global digital marketplace. You’ll also have the flexibility to switch to another engineering course in time for year 2.
In your second year, modules such as Engineering Thermo-Fluids and Mathematics and Modelling will help you sharpen your analytical skills. You’ll work on more group design tasks and use engineering analysis software.
Before starting year 3, you can go on a paid work placement. After you come back, you’ll see how you can apply everything you learn here to your third year projects. And you’ll have picked up experience that looks impressive on your CV. Students have gone on placements with Formula One teams including Alpine, Mercedes and Williams.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods include:
- practical work in the laboratory, at a computer or in a workshop.
In many of the modules, teaching is based around the use of engineering software.
You'll have access to a broad range of up-to-date facilities, including:
- computer equipment
- audio and video media facilities
- software for Computer Aided Design and analysis.
We also have the following well-equipped engineering laboratories and workshops:
- Mechanical Engineering Workshop and Projects Lab
- Joining Technology Research Centre (JTRC)
- Stress and Materials Laboratory
- Dynamics Laboratory
- Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
- Automotive Laboratory
- Thermodynamics Laboratory.
All modules taken in your first year have an element of continuous assessment.
Modules taken in your second and final years are assessed largely on the basis of written examinations, although some modules rely solely on coursework.
As part of this course you will be given an opportunity to gain a Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) accreditation by IMechE through a work placement with one of the University's industry partners.
Mathematics and Modelling I (double) (30 credits)
Design and Practice I (double) (30 credits)
Introduction to Thermo Fluids (15 credits)
Introduction to Materials (15 credits)
Introduction to Stress Analysis (15 credits)
Introduction to Statics and Dynamics (15 credits)
Thermo-Fluids (15 credits)
Design and Practice II (double) (30 credits)
Materials Engineering (15 credits)
Stress Analysis and Dynamics (double) (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics and Modelling II (15 credits)
Automotive Electronics (15 credits)
Independent Study in Mechanical/Automotive/Motorsport Engineering (15 credits)
Control Technology (15 credits)
Stress and Dynamic Systems(double) (30 credits)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Optional placement year
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Engineering Project (30 credits)
Management Ethics, Energy & Sustainability (30 credits)
Vehicle Aerodynamics (15 credits)
Automotive Engines (15 credits)
Vehicle Dynamics (15 credits)
Motorsport Vehicle Performance (15 credits)
Vehicle Crash (15 credits)
Design of Machines (15 credits)
Independent Study Engineering (15 credits)
Year 5 (MEng)
Crash Impact Modelling (20 credits)
Advanced Powertrain Engineering (20 credits)
Engineering Business Management (20 credits)
Group Design Project (40 credits)
Advanced Vehicle Dynamics (20 credits)
Race Engineering and Laptime Simulation (20 credits)
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
This course is your chance to join IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme before you finish the course.
Both BEng and MEng courses lead to professional accreditation. Completing the BEng meets the academic requirements for becoming an Incorporated Engineer, and partly meets the academic requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer. Completing the MEng fully meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status.
Our graduates go on to have successful careers in the motorsport industry. They work for big names including Ferrari, Williams Advanced Engineering, Tuthill Porsche, plus many Formula One and Formula E teams.
You’ll also have the option of studying motorsport engineering, or a similar discipline, at a higher level. The BEng can lead to MSc opportunities, and both the MEng and MSc open up PhD routes.
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 - 120
A Level: BBB - BBC or equivalent
IB Points: 30 - 31
BTEC: DDM - DMM
UCAS Tariff Points:
Further offer details
A levels: tariff points must include A level Grade B in Maths, and Grade B in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering or another suitable science.
BEng contextual offer points must include C in Maths and C in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering or another science. MEng contextual offer points must include B in Maths and C in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering or suitable science
IB Diploma: 31 points (BEng) or 32 points (MEng) to include minimum grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics
BEng contextual offer points must include 4 in HL Maths and Physics. MEng contextual offer points must include 5 in HL Maths and 4 in HL Physics
BTEC: tariff points must include BTEC Extended Diploma in an engineering subject, plus a distinction in the Further Mathematics module.
We welcome applications from candidates with equivalent alternative qualifications, and from mature students
Specific entry requirements
A Level: Grade B in Maths, and Grade B in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering or another suitable science subject.
GCSE: English Language grade 4/C minimum normally required.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
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.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
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.
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International 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 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 are detailed below.
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|Personal protective equipment for engineering labs.||£25-40|
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Funding your studies
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
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