Motorsport Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Fast-paced and hands-on, our motorsport courses will put you on the right track for a successful career in this exciting industry.

Get your career in motorsport off to a flying start in a city and university with a rich engineering heritage.

Top20for student experience, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering subject areaThe Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024
Top10for satisfaction with teachingMechanical Engineering subject area, The Guardian University Guide 2024
Top10for teaching quality - Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering subject areaThe Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024

With Donington Park race track, the original home of British motorsport, just down the road, we have a proven record of producing graduates who go on to work with national and international race teams. Some have raced all over the world.

Get a feel for what it's like to study Motorsport at the University of Derby

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"Lecturers have extensive experience in the industry!"

“The course provides a good variety of modules, which are all taught in-depth and hands-on. Lecturers have extensive experience in the industry and always have time for students who want to learn further or talk through ideas. I am on a placement now and I’m enjoying the work and accompanying challenges. There have been many occasions where knowledge I’ve used in the workplace have come directly from lectures and research at the University.”

Applied learning

Explore our Motorsport Engineering facilities

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What our Motorsport Engineering graduates do

Previous Derby graduates have gone on to race all over the world and work with international race teams in F1, FIA-GT and GP2.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

Employers our graduates have go on to work for include: 

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Motorsport students looking at data in the workshop
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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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Charley Webster-Clarke

Charley Webster-Clarke: switching lanes

Charley realised she was on a path her heart wasn't and changed direction to pursue her passion for motorsport. Now she's embracing both the theory and practical side of her course and loving it.

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