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Motorsport Engineering BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University
3 years
Part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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Motorsport Engineering BSc (Hons)

About this program

Motorsport Engineering BSc (Hons)

Study flexibly online with NMA for a BSc (Hons) Motorsport Engineering and open the door to an exciting career in motorsport. Study around work and family and choose your own start date. This course will teach you the specialist skills required by this competitive global industry.

Not only will you be highly competent using the latest industry software included with your course, you will also have extensive practical motorsport engineering experience, with opportunities to join the NMA Race Team for race weekends.

At the end of your Bachelor’s degree, you will be a fully qualified motorsport engineer with the highly sought-after skills, experience and specialist knowledge demanded by today’s top teams and employers. There is a worldwide shortage of qualified motorsport engineers; enrol today to secure your future career in motorsport.

Admission requirements

GCSE Maths grade C or above (or equivalent) or industry experience is required, plus ONE of the following:

Level 3 Diploma (or extended Diploma) apprenticeship or equivalent in ONE of the following:

  • Motorsport Engineering or Technology
  • Automotive Maintenance or equivalent
  • Automotive Engineering or equivalent
  • Another Engineering Discipline

A level in Maths and/or Physics (Minimum equivalent to 100 UCAS points)

Plus: A CV showing evidence of automotive or motorsport practical engineering experience or some involvement with motorsport e.g. as a team volunteer etc. If you do not have this practical experience you may be asked to volunteer for a team as a condition of your place on the course.

Working in Motorsport Without a Degree?

We welcome applications from mature students aged 21+ without qualifications but with practical motorsport or automotive engineering experience.

Apply by using our online application form, showing current evidence of relevant practical experience of automotive and/or motorsport engineering plus a good standard of Maths

International Students

  • NMA recognises equivalent international qualifications and these will be considered on an individual basis
  • Applications are welcome from all International Students with a good standard of English
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.5 (minimum) or equivalent qualification is required. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis as we are aware that for many international students their school or college curriculum has been taught in English.

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Program content

  • Mathematics for Motorsport
  • Race Car Design & Preparation
  • R & D Simulation & Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Motorsport Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Engine Design, Development & Simulation
  • Vehicle Mechanics & Data Acquisition
  • Work Experience & Research Project
  • Advanced Engine Development
  • Aerodynamics
  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
  • Final Motorsport Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for UK students: £6,900 per year
  • Tuition fees for international students:£7,950 per year

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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