Staff profile

Steve Hill

Programme Leader, MSc Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Motors


Motorsport Engineering


College of Engineering and Technology


Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am currently the Programme Leader for the MSc Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering and BEng (Hons) Motorsport and Motorcycle Manufacturing Engineering programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach the first year Applied Mathematics modules on the BEng (Hons) Motorsport, Motorcycle and Mechanical Engineering programmes. I also teach Power Train Engineering at both second and third year, and Internal Combustion Thermodynamics on the Masters programme.

Professional interests

I spent 8 years servicing and repairing road and race motorcycles for a Honda main dealer before taking up a teaching post in Automobile Engineering at Derby College where I was Curriculum Manager for Motorcycle Engineering programmes. I taught there for 15 years before coming to the University in October 2002, first as a lecturer in Motorsport, and then Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering.

Membership of professional bodies

I am currently a member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, the Society of Operations Engineers and the Institute of the Motor Industry.


I have a MSc in Engineering, with a BSc in Applied Mathematics as well as a HNC in Automotive engineering

Additional interests and activities

I hold Senior Technical Official, Measurer and Sound Inspector licences for the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and have officiated at MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes competitions. I am also Chief Technical Officer for Drag-Bikes at Shakespeare County Raceway.

I have a scrutineers licence for the Motor Sports Association and currently act as a technical official for the Vintage Sports Car Club, Bentley Drivers Club and Hagley and District Light Car Club.