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Motorsports Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Indianapolis, IN, United States
This Motorsports Engineering program at the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, which aims to prepare graduates for careers in the motorsports industry, as well as in automotive-related companies, focuses on teaching fundamentals of engineering and includes hands-on projects that involve designing, analyzing, and building of actual systems for motorsports. 
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Overview

The motorsports industry is growing and expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace.  By most accounts, Indiana, North Carolina, and England are recognized as the three leading local motorsports economies.  

Indianapolis, while generally known as the home of open-wheel racing has a broad appeal.  It is also known for sprint cars, midgets, karting, NHRA, and many other forms of racing.  It is estimated that there are over 400 motorsports-related firms in the Indianapolis region including companies that produce engines, brakes, shocks, springs, and other racing products. 

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Motorsports Engineering undergraduate program from the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis are to integrate engineering and life science principles into a comprehensive curriculum that produces graduates who can achieve the following career and professional accomplishments, if desired:

  • Meet expectations of employers in Motorsports Engineering and related fields
  • Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with their education
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification or licensing

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has reaffirmed accreditation for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, including our regional education center, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, through 2022-2023.

All public and private colleges and universities must be accredited by one of six regional associations in order to be eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government. IUPUI has been accredited by the commission since 1972 and is reviewed every 10 years for reaffirmation of accreditation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Data Acquisition in Motorsports 
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Labs
  • Dynamic Systems and Signals
  • Computer Aided Design and Analysis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit your application and essay
  • Pay the application fee or request a fee waiver
  • Have your test scores sent to IUPUI
  • Have your official high school transcript sent to IUPUI
  • Have official transcripts from any dual-credit or college courses sent to IUPUI (if applicable)
  • Submit credentials for any education completed outside the U.S. (if applicable)
  • Complete the Prior Conduct Information and Release form (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9944 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indianapolis

  • 1017 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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