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The School of Applied Sciences at Cranfield University is offering a Motorsport Engineering and Management MSc course that prepares students for a career in motorsport or high-performance engineering.

Motorsport is an exacting sector that demands full commitment from the designers and engineers working within the companies and teams competing in series around the world.

The programme prepares graduates for a career in motorsport or high-performance engineering through the development of a combination of applied research and practical skills, specialist expertise and business management tailored towards the discipline.

The course is closely aligned with industry and is supported by a dedicated industrial advisory panel, which includes motorsport organisations and their representatives.

Students compete for prizes provided by high-profile organisations and individuals.

The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.

Modules include: Composite Structures for Motorsport; Introduction to Motorsport (Non-Assessed); Metallic Structures for Motorsport; Motorsport Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Motorsport Electronics and Data Acquisition; Motorsport Powertrain Design; Motorsport Vehicle Dynamics; Project and Financial Management for Motorsport; and The Business of Motorsport.

The group projects provide students with experience of working as part of a team, organising the various elements of the project within a group, managing resources and developing their reporting and presentation skills.

The individual thesis project provides students with the opportunity to develop solutions to real problems, either undertaking the project within the motorsport company associated with the thesis or working at Cranfield, using the university’s equipment and facilities.

Successful students can go on to a variety of roles in motorsport and high-performance engineering across a number of sectors, including aerospace, automotive and energy.

Qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), comprising the eight taught modules and the group project, and the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), comprising six taught modules, are also available for this course.

The programme is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) fulfilling further learning requirements for CEng, and the PgDip course for IEng.

Cranfield University, School of Applied Sciences

Cranfield University is a wholly postgraduate university with an international community and a truly global reputation. The School of Applied Sciences is recognised for its multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching in relation to manufacturing, materials, natural resources and sustainable systems. We also provide short courses and consultancy services to our clients. Cranfield is third in the UK for the impact of its mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing research. Through our focus on fundamental research and its application to meet the needs of industry and society, Applied Sciences is a major contributor to these positions. We have a successful track record of working closely with organisations around the world. Our success is due to our staff and the quality of the students whose careers we help develop. We operate key facilities which underpin our research, teaching and short courses.  

The School of Applied Sciences offers an extensive engineering portfolio of full and part-time masters’ programmes, funded research opportunities and short courses, across a number of sectors.  All courses are designed to meet the training needs of industry, and benefit from significant input from experts in the sector.

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