University of Bolton Motorsport

By | 25th April 2017

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Motorsport is exciting – for the drivers, for the spectators and for the engineers and technicians involved. If the idea of a career striving to achieve optimal performance and efficiency in race car design and set-up gets your motor revving then this is the course for you. At the University of Bolton you can study in the classroom, in the workshop and on the racetrack. We want to give you a sound understanding of the engineering principles and theories essential in motorsport technology, and develop your practical expertise in our industry-standard facilities and while working with our partner racing teams.

On this course you will look at all aspects of race cars and motorsport. Modules cover aerodynamics, performance optimisation, aspects of safety and much more. We work to help you develop skills in motorsport-focused computer aided design (CAD), engineering, mathematics, business and management. This combination of technical knowledge, practical experience and transferable skills will help you get ready for success in this high-octane industry.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, a four-year version that includes a foundation year is available.

What you will study

Level 1

Engine Systems and Aerodynamics;

Chassis and Electronic Principles;

Vehicle Systems;

CAD/CAM;

High Performance Materials;

Applied Analytical Methods.

Level 2

Powertrains and Aerodynamics;

Chassis Development and Telemetry;

Team Project;

Auto and Component Design;

Composite Structures and Testing;

Motorsport Operations.

Level 3

Performance Modelling and CFD;

Vehicle Dynamics and Advanced Electronics;

Advanced Materials and FEA;

Motorsport as a Business;

Project (double module).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry requirements You will need 96 UCAS points including a mathematics-based subject at Level 3; for instance, grades CCC at A-level including mathematics or MMM in a BTEC Extended Diploma in engineering. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science.

If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, a four-year version that includes a foundation year is available.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent) by applying for our English Foundation Programme.

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU Fees

Year of study
Total
Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
2016/17 £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £27,000
2017/18 £9,000 £9,000 £9,000 £27,000

International Fees

Year of study
Total
Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
2016/17 £11,250 £11,250 £11,250 £33,750
2017/18 £11,250 £11,250 £11,250 £33,750

How to Apply

You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

Contact Us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Bill Hails (Admissions Tutor)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903036

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Garry Owen (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903942

For general information about the University and how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

http://www.bolton.ac.uk