The Brunel Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MSc give graduates with a passion for motorsports and high-performance vehicles the advanced, specialist skills and knowledge they need to successfully pursue careers in this dynamic and competitive field of engineering.
You’ll study all aspects of the design, development, and construction of competition vehicles including aerodynamics, materials, structural analysis, IC engines, and vehicle systems and how to use tools like computational modeling, simulation and data analysis to assess performance, strength, costs and safety.
You’ll also develop managerial skills integral to race team operations such as race planning, vehicle testing, marketing concepts, leadership, risk management, and employment.
Your education will profit from the research done at our Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (CAPF), one of the largest and most active engine research groups in the UK.
Finally, you’ll take part in a group project to design a single seater racing vehicle that you’ll present at the annual Formula Student event at Silverstone, the world’s largest student engineering design competition. The project mimics an actual professional racing team; you work to a schedule and budget and are expected to promote your team image through marketing and sponsorship.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), which means your degree will put you on course to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in the UK.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have use of our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, which comprise our motorsport workshop, and 24-hour access to industry-standard specialist software for engineering design at dedicated computer clusters on campus, so you’ll have the opportunity and equipment to explore ideas and tackle problems.
The only thing faster than a speeding racing car, it seems, is the speed of change in motorsport technology and practice. Your Brunel MSc will give you the technical and managerial skills to meet the challenges presented by the industry’s constant drive for improvement and set you apart in the eyes of prospective employers.
- The course is designed to give graduates the technical expertise they need to specialize in automotive and motorsport engineering.
- Coursework for your Automotive and Motorsports Engineering degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.
- Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Entry criteria 2019/20
A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognized qualification in an engineering or technology subject.
Other degrees in a related subject, including but not limited to physics and mathematics, will be considered and assessed on an individual basis.
Entry to this programme requires all students who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and have temporary immigration permission to remain in the UK to obtain an ATAS certificate. If you are made an offer to join this course and you are not an EEA national, you will be required to obtain an ATAS certificate as a condition of your offer.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.