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Our Motorsport Technology course develops you into a skilled Incorporated Engineer. And you'll learn how to turn ideas into well prepared design proposals.
We base our course around the design, build production and marketing of a model Stirling Engine. Our teaching staff have active research interests and you’ll study exciting topics such as;
- motorsport technologies
- computer-aided design
- racing and road vehicle design
- tyre dynamics
- lap time simulation
- business and management
- racing engine design.
You’ll have access to specialist facilities such as;
- a four-post rig
- damper dyno
- high speed instrumented engine test cells.
Our work placement programme has been commended by professional bodies as a model of excellence. And our students have an excellent record of gaining employment with their placement company after graduation. Other graduates have found work in the UK autosport industry in;
- touring car racing.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 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 below.
Learning and assessment
On this course you will;
- learn the key aspects of motorsport technologies.
- study all aspects of racing and road car design
- learn how to turn your ideas into well-prepared design proposals.
- stress and dynamic analysis
- business and management.
You can also join our Formula Student team. This involves designing, building, testing and racing a single-seater racing car. 50 universities compete annually and our students won the best UK team in 2018.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
The UK motor industry employs thousands of graduates each year and has a highly successful autosports sector. Whether it's a rallying, F1, Indycar or touring car race, the chances are that a British car will be the winner. All F1 teams have employed Brookes graduates in the last three years.
On the other hand, your aspirations may lead you to design the next new Mini or the latest executive saloon with an international pedigree. These are the career paths to which our undergraduates aspire, and Motorsport Technology provides the right balance of education and practical experience to equip you for this exciting profession.
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.
Information from Unistats
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.