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Master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc) - Brunel
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Master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc) - Brunel

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
On campus
 2156 Points
1 Year
Apply date
Jul 2023
Start date
Sep 2023

Program Description

The master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc) gives graduates with a passion for motorsports and high-performance vehicles the advanced, specialist skills and knowledge they need to successfully pursue careers in this dynamic and competitive field of engineering.

In the master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc), you’ll study all aspects of the design, development, and construction of competition vehicles including aerodynamics, materials, structural analysis, IC engines, and vehicle systems, and how to use tools like computational modeling, simulation, and data analysis to assess performance, strength, costs, and safety.

In the master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc), you’ll also develop managerial skills integral to race team operations such as race planning, vehicle testing, marketing concepts, leadership, risk management, and employment.

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Course Content

The master in Automotive - Motorsport Engineering (MSc) is design to give graduates the technical expertise they need to specialise in automotive and motorsport engineering.

Coursework for your automotive and motorsport engineering degree consists of compulsory and optional modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.


Teaching and Learning

The staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. Many carry out much of their research in collaboration with major oil companies, motor vehicle manufacturers, leading industrial firms and governmental laboratories. This means that your education will be at the forefront of scholarship and practice, covering the most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Your course will consist of combinations of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and practical sessions, coursework and group work.



Racing Team Management and Vehicle Testing

This module aims to develop an appreciation of business risk and entrepreneurship in corporate strategy, to develop an understanding of leadership and motivational theories and their appropriate application, to develop the necessary skills in racing team management and understanding of a race season and race planning, and to introduce students to the applications and challenges of race vehicle testing.

Advanced Vehicle Dynamics, IC Engines, Materials and Manufacturing

This module aims to enable students to model and analyse complex dynamics of racing vehicles, to provide a more advanced appreciation of IC engines and their latest development in the field of high performance engines, and to enable students to understand the materials and manufacturing processes used for high performance vehicles.

Major Group Project

The project aims to give experience of design practice and engineering systems design through undertaking a large multidisciplinary project. It aims to develop the necessary skills in design project management and planning, and to enable students to apply these skills in diverse situations.

Research Methods and Sustainable Engineering

On this module students will learn about impacts of engineering on society and the environment.


The dissertation aims for students to complete and report on a soundly executed and constructed programme of investigation, analysis and research containing original work.

Jobs - Careers

The graduates go on to careers with leading automotive companies:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Delphi
  • Ford
  • Mercedes
  • Red Bull
  • Williams and Lotus

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