Motorsport Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 13730
    Tuition (Year)
    5810
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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The Motorsport Engineering MSc course offered by Oxford Brookes University provides a unique preparation for work in the motorsport industry, by studying areas such as advanced vehicle dynamics, laptime simulation, racetrack data acquisition and analysis, motorsport sponsorship and engineering management, advanced materials, computational modelling, simulation and data analysis.
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About

Teaching is based in our state-of-the-art laboratories in a purpose-designed engineering building.

Why choose this Motorsport Engineering MSc course offered by Oxford Brookes University?
  • We are known as a premier institution for Motorsport education - our motorsport legacy is recognised worldwide and many of our graduates progress to work with leading motorsport companies, including all of F1 teams, Formula E and major suppliers to motorsport industry.
  • Our programme has been developed with and delivered in collaboration with the motorsport industry: you will be taught by staff with exceptional knowledge and expertise in the field of motorsport engineering, including winning F1 race car designers and world-leading sustainable vehicle engineering researchers.
  • Our close links with the motorsport industry can be seen through research projects and consultancies that enable us to feed the latest developments into our teaching as well as providing opportunities for students to undertake their project with international motorsport companies.
  • Laboratories include a four-post test rig, four state-of-the-art engine test cells, analytical & mechanical test equipment and the latest 3D printing technology, in addition to a range of racing cars.
  • Students have the opportunity to join our acclaimed Formula Student team (OBR), mentored by our alumni and visiting lecturers from motorsport industry. They put theory into practice by competing with the best universities from around the world. Find out more about Formula Student at Brookes by visiting the Oxford Brookes Racing website.
  • Regular visits to F1 teams, Formula E teams and major suppliers to the motorsport industry provide students with opportunities to explore technical challenges and the latest technology
  • In REF 2014 57% of the department's research was judged to be of world leading quality or internationally excellent with 96% being internationally recognised.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirements for full Chartered Engineer status.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamics will give you a thorough understanding of the relevant theoretical and practical considerations associated with optimising motorsport vehicle performance. You will learn to apply advanced vehicle dynamic analysis techniques such as the derivative method, learn how to optimise suspension using advanced software methods and then verify your solution on our four-post rig.
  • Advanced Vehicle Aerodynamics focuses on the problem of how to design vehicle shapes and aerodynamic packages that enhance the race vehicle performance.
  • Laptime Simulation & Race Engineering looks at advanced race vehicle performance subjects, including laptime simulation, data acquisition, instrumentation and telemetry. You will learn to assess the performance of racing cars, develop strategies to race engineer them and determine their ultimate performance using leading professional laptime simulation software.
  • Advanced Engineering Management provides you with an understanding of motorsport sponsorship, the management skills and the knowledge relevant to the motorsport engineering industries.
Optional modules (choose two):
  • Vehicle Crash Engineering will give you an understanding of materials, components and their structural behaviour when subjected to medium to high impact events. This includes the design, testing and modelling of motorsport components and vehicles with regard to crash worthiness.
  • Computation and Modelling presents finite element modelling of structures containing composite materials and advanced simulation techniques.
  • CAD/CAM is a master level module that develops skills in using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing software used by majority of F1 teams.
  • Advanced Strength of Components is concerned with the prediction of the load-carrying capacity and life of mechanical engineering components by an analysis of factors such as inelastic behaviour, residual stress, stability, cracks, and fatigue and contact loading.
  • Advanced Materials Engineering and Joining Technology takes further the detailed processing and design of advanced materials for engineering products. The significance of the properties and composition of materials is explored in relation to the selection of joining processes and optimising joint design, for the manufacture of high-performance engineering products and structures.
  • Data Acquisition Systems will provide you with an understanding of the theoretical and practical issues relating to the acquisition and analysis of data.
  • Engineering Reliability and Risk Management covers the principles and techniques for improving the reliability of engineering components and systems, predicting their life and managing technical risk.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic Requirements

You should normally hold a first degree equivalent to at least a British lower second-class bachelor's degree in mechanical, automotive or motorsport engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered.

English language requirements
  • If your first language is not English you must satisfy our English language requirement by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.
International applications
  • Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.

  • Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
  • If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.

How to apply
  • You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.

Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13730 International
  • GBP 5810 EEA
  • Home / EU full-time on-campus fee: £5,810
  • Home / EU part-time on-campus fee: £2,960
  • International full-time on-campus fee: £13,730
Where part time fees are quoted this is for the first year only. Fees will increase by approximately 2% each year.
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