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Master today’s motorsport technology and fast track your way to becoming an incorporated engineer. Our Motorsport Technology degree covers everything from racing and road vehicle design to lap time simulation.
We combine practical experience with theory, and work with the local and global motorsport industry to shape your course. You’ll have full access to our automotive labs, which serve as both your research and teaching spaces.
Some of your teachers are current and former Formula One professionals, and experts in topics such as risk and reliability. You’ll find their knowledge and experience invaluable during your course - and in your search for a job once you graduate.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
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.
Make your CV shine
Gain invaluable industry experience by going on a paid work placement after your second year.
Gain industry knowledge
The course is taught by motorsport industry experts, and several of them have worked for F1 teams.
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.
Discover job prospects
Meet prospective employers as part of our Industrial Lecture series, and explore your career options.
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 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.
In Year 1, you’ll collaborate with other engineering students on the Stirling Engine design project. Together, you’ll draw the parts, learn the physics and work out the thermodynamics and dynamics, and analyse stress. Then you’ll instrument, market and sell your product in a global digital marketplace.
During Year 2, you’ll study subjects including Control Technology, Materials Engineering and Electronics Systems. You’ll learn key aspects of motorsport technology, racing, and car design. And you’ll discover how to turn your ideas into designs.
You’ll have the chance to go on a paid work placement before starting your third year. Here, you’ll pick up great industry experience that you can apply to your projects in year three. And this will make your CV look competitive. Our students have completed placements at companies such as Alpine, Mercedes, and Williams Advanced Engineering.
Learning and teaching
Our teaching methods include seminars and lectures. You’ll have practical work in:
- computer labs
We emphasise the importance of information technology in modern engineering practice. Almost all our teaching is based on computers.
All your Year 1 modules involve continuous assessment.
In Years 2 and 3 we assess you through written examinations. But we assess some modules through coursework only.
This course is your chance to join the IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme which lets you progress your career on the path to IEng as part of your accredited placement year.
The course carries accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). When you complete it, you’ll have met the academic requirements for achieving Incorporated Engineer status.
After finishing the work placement, many students find success in securing a job with the company they worked for. Graduates are now with businesses including Tuthill Porsche, plus many Formula One and Formula E teams.
You may consider taking on a similar course at postgraduate level. After finishing this BEng you could go on to complete an MSc course.
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.
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Personal protective equipment for engineering labs.||£25-40|
|Additional costs||Amount (£)|
|Travel and associated costs if relevant when undertaking work placements.||£30-700 per year|
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.