Contemporary Issues in Motorsport
This module will enable students to critically evaluate a range of current issues that are likely to have a major influence on the structure and development of the industry over the next few years.
Professional Practice and Quality Standards
The motorsport industry is a highly disciplined professional environment. This module develops the skills and practices for working in the industry and on events. The student will gain an understanding of professionalism and the quality standards expected by the industry for best practice. This module aims to provide a quantitative value in the role of Quality Assurance and TQM (Total Quality Management) as a tool to improve product quality and management responsibilities within an organisation or business.
Advanced Powertrain and Chassis
This module examines in detail powertrain and chassis technology. Initial sessions will be used to identify the current and potential issues that will affect motorsport powertrains and chassis in the future. Students will investigate technologies that can be used to resolve these issues and will then critically evaluate them. They will then look into component design and attempt to modify designs for specific applications.
Future Automotive Technology
This module aims to explore future technology developments in motorsport and how technology has been used to enhance performance. Considerations towards future technologies will be made and how this will impact the industry. Included in this module will be whole-vehicle examples and the development of the technology implemented.
Dissertation (Double Module)
The project will be sourced from industry to improve overall efficiency and function of a machine, competition car or aspect of business. It is intended that each individual uses this project as the vehicle for acquiring knowledge and experience under the philosophy of "Action Learning" thereby facing and addressing real challenges
Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject or 2 years (one at Level 4 and the other at Level 5) of Honours Degree work in a related discipline achieved at 'pass' standard or above. Applicants with alternative equivalent qualifications will also be considered positively. Applicants must also produce evidence of successfully completing a research based module at level 5.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
All offers may be subject to successful interview
Learning and assessment
Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, and workshops.
Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, and an on-line learning environment and reference facility.
Modules may include guest speakers of standing within the industry. Off-site visits to areas of environmental significance may also be undertaken.
What work experience can I get?
There is no formal industry placement on this course. Students often work or volunteer with race and rally teams whilst studying at University Centre Myerscough. This is encouraged and forms a valuable part of their experience.
On successful completion of the course, students may apply for Postgraduate studies or employment.
Students gaining the degree may seek employment in the motorsports industry and opportunities exist in all sections of the sport. Positions such as Technician, Team Manager, Workshop Manager, Team Co-ordinator and sales are all possible career paths. It is expected that graduates of this course will find it easier to progress through their career and reach a higher level.
Steel toe capped footwear and flameproof overalls may be required if and research is undertaken in the workshop.
Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include:
· Flame proof overalls and safety footwear - £85
Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include:
· Accommodation and subsistence on field trips, visits and race events - £100
· Race Team shirts - £30