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Motorsport Engineering (IMechE accredited)

Course Description

Technology, Design and Environment Department

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The UK is home to the most successful national motorsport industry in the world. The MSc in Motorsport Engineering offered by Oxford Brookes provides the opportunity for you to specialise in areas such as engine technology, chassis performance, racing engineering, reliability and risk management, materials, simulation and data analysis. There are options in advanced materials like carbon fibre and advanced joining techniques.

The course provides intensive exposure to integrated design, simulation, modelling, analysis, motorsport components and racing cars. The analysis elements in the modules include structural optimisation, dynamics, internal combustion, engine thermo-fluid dynamics, vehicle performance, tuning and monitoring. Staff teaching on this course have F1 experience and design skills.

Teaching is based in our purpose-designed engineering building on the Wheatley Campus.

Course content

The course is structured around three time periods: Semester 1 runs from September to December, Semester 2 from January to May, and the summer period completes the year until the beginning of September.

To qualify for a master's degree you must pass the compulsory modules, one optional module and the dissertation together with research and study methods.

Compulsory modules:

Advanced Chassis Engineering

Advanced Vehicle Aerodynamics

Laptime Simulation & Race Engineering

Advanced Engineering Management

Optional modules:

Vehicle Crash Engineering

Computation and Modelling .


Advanced Strength of Components

Advanced Materials Engineering and Joining Technology

Data Acquisition Systems

Engineering Reliability and Risk Management

You also take:

The Dissertation

As courses are reviewed regularly, the choice of modules available may differ from those described above.
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the academic and English language 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.

Take our University English course to help you to meet the English language requirements of your master's course
For more information about these courses please visit

Visit the Motorsport Engineering (IMechE accredited) page on the Oxford Brookes University web site for more details!

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Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

UK/EU Full-time: £5,160 Part-time: £2,630 International Full-time: £12,940

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