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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 Years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

128 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



MEng (Hons)

Start dates

January, September


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

There is a substantial demand for capable engineers in the high-tech world of motorsport. Our dedicated MEng Motorsport Engineering will put you on the fast track to a dynamic career at the highest level in this global industry.

Highly specialist and distinctive, our MEng Motorsport Engineering will equip you with the skills and confidence to set you apart in the eyes of prospective employers. It enables you to move smoothly from undergraduate to masters level learning in a single study programme.

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Go further, faster

Our MEng is designed as a flexible course which will take you above the level of a traditional degree. You will initially study Motorsport Engineering at honours degree level and then build on that platform of  knowledge with further study at postgraduate level.

You will graduate fully equipped with all the appropriate skills to practise successfully as a professionally recognised engineer within the motorsport industry globally. You will also have the underpinning knowledge for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

A broad base of knowledge

Current roles within the motorsport engineering industry are extremely technologically challenging, with ever-increasing paces of change and development. Larger motorsport teams and industrial suppliers now operate on a global scale.

The MEng qualification will help you to meet the challenges presented by this constant drive for improvement. Designed with guidance from leading professional bodies, it enhances your understanding of engineering principles so that you can make crucial decisions about complex areas of technology, environment, materials selection and failure analysis. You will also be skilled in assessing the most appropriate and cost-effective use of both time and resources.

You will explore all the relevant technologies and their applications across the complete range of modules on the programme. Your studies will also be underpinned by academic concepts and practical work so that you have the right level of competence for a career that will take you far.

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Our Clearing hotline is now open

It’s not too late to secure your place for September. Call our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)1332 592019 to secure your place for 2019.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Motorsport and Motorcycle Technical Applications
  • Applied Scientific Methods 1
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Professional Development and Business Accountability
  • Engineering Design and Workshop Technology
  • Motorsport Power Train Technology
  • Motorsport Chassis Engineering
  • Motorsport Electronics
  • Engineering Design Modelling
  • Advanced Applied Analytical Methods 2
  • Design for Manufacture and Materials Optimisation
  • Structural Analysis and Materials
  • Advanced Power Train Engineering
  • Motorsport Chassis Design and Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Applications
  • Independent Study and Professional Development – Motorsport (double module)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Design Modelling
  • Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Thermosciences
  • Research Methods – Applications and Evaluation
  • Environmental Risk and Responsibility
  • CPD and Strategic Management
  • MEng Interdisciplinary Group Project (double module)
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Integrated Control Systems

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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Find out more about Motorsport Engineering

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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How you will learn

You will be assessed using a mixture of in-course assessments, case studies, presentations, reality-based assessments, examinations and professional presentations.

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Motorsport student working on a car

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points128 (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 GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A

Alternative entry qualitications

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees


£9,250 per year



£13,250 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree


This is a new programme introduced in 2017. Previous graduates from our BEng programme have followed careers not only in Formula 1, but also in a wide variety of other motorsport areas. Roles have ranged from data technician to chassis designer to team boss. Students who are prepared to work hard invariably do extremely well in their careers after graduation.

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Dr Tarek Jomaa
Programme leader

Dr Tarek Jomaa is a lecturer in Motorsport Engineering

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Contact us

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

Four years with the opportunity for an optional placement year

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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