BEng (Hons) or MEng
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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.
Paid work placement
Boost your career prospects by going on a paid industry work placement with top motorsport organisations including F1 teams
Hear from experts
Formula One professionals teach on the course, and pass their knowledge on to you.
Brand new facilities
All Engineering and Motorsport courses are moving from the Wheatley Campus to brand new, custom designed buildings at our main Headington site. These buildings are expected to open in September 2024, but as with any large-scale building project those timescales could change. You'll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including a VR cave and material science labs, composite lab, autodynamics workshop and wind tunnel, as well as social learning spaces, teaching rooms and cafe space.
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.
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.
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.
Specific 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.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
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. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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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.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.