• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Prepare to make your mark in the highly competitive global motorsport industry. Offering exciting practical experience and strong employer links, the Motorsport Engineering (Hons) BEng puts you on the road to success.

Set yourself apart as an innovative and resourceful motorsport engineer – ready to work with top teams or high-profile manufacturers.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of topics such as advanced power train engineering, motorsport chassis design and computational fluid dynamics.

You will keep up to date with what's new and next in the world of motorsport. The course features regular guest lectures from companies such as Red Bull Racing, Bloodhound and Jaguar Land Rover through the IMechE Automobile East Midlands Division. Companies sometimes set interesting projects for our students too.  

The course give you the opportunity to take part in a range of events where you can gain hands-on experience, including scrutineering and marshalling training, exhibitions and race meetings.


The focus is on ensuring you are work-ready and this course will give you the all the confidence and skills you need to progress directly into the international motorsport arena.

Graduates have secured employment with companies like Cosworth, Zytec, JLR, Pirelli and EPM Composites. They have also raced all over the world and worked with international race teams in F1, GP2, FIA-GT and with a variety of national teams. 


This degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council so it partially meets the academic requirement for you to register as a CEng.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Scientific Methods
  • Professional Development and Business Accountability
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Motorsport and Motorcycle Technical Applications
  • Motorsport Electronics (Work Based Learning)
  • Motorsport Power Train Technology
  • Motorsport Chassis Engineering
  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Structural Analysis and Materials
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Advanced Power Train Engineering
  • Motorsport Chassis Design and Dynamics
  • Independent Study and Professional Development (Motorsport)
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Applications

                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You need the following IELTS score:

                                        • Minimum required score:


                                          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.

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                                        Academic Requirements

                                        General Requirements

                                        Typical entry requirements:
                                        • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
                                        • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Maths at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and at least one other Science or Technology A-level
                                        • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
                                        Alternative entry qualifications:
                                        • BTEC - DMM
                                        • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

                                        Tuition Fee

                                        • International

                                          12500 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        • EU/EEA

                                          9250 GBP/year
                                          Tuition Fee
                                          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                        Living costs for Derby

                                        • 540 - 860 GBP/month
                                          Living Costs

                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                        • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
                                        • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
                                        • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

                                        Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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