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Motorsport Engineering (FdEng, Wiltshire College and University Centre)
Full time: 2 years
This course, validated by Oxford Brookes and delivered at Castle Combe Race Circuit, lets you engage in all aspects of motorsport engineering. You will gain the technical skills and understanding you need for future study and a career in the industry. After the course you can go on to study the BEng (Hons) (top-up) Motorsport Technology.
The College’s workshops are purpose-built, with industry-standard equipment. The College has specialist facilities including vehicle, engine and machine / fabrication workshops, a flat floor, four-wheel laser alignment ‘Super Tracker’ and weight scales. The College has great links in the industry and with Motorsport teams, keeping the qualification relevant and providing good work experience and employment opportunities.
The College’s team successfully competes at race circuits country-wide and the College currently owns a range of vehicles from a Ducati 600SS Motorcycle to two Formula Ford 1600 ‘Spectrum’ race cars.
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.
Financial support and scholarships
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.
How to apply
Further offer details
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.
Specific entry requirements
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.
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.
The course is available to international students requiring a tier 4 visa at the college.
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.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.
If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.
We operate 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.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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