Why study Automotive and Motorsport Engineering at City?
The integrated MEng (Hons) Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degree offers the most direct route to achieving CEng professional registration.
This degree is designed to train you to work in the exciting and dynamic automotive and motor racing industry. Graduates are typically employed by a car manufacturing company, managing the design and development of the next generation of vehicles, or in the motorsport sector with one of the race teams. The course is closely associated with the international IMechE Formula Student competition.
- Mechanical, Energy and Automotive Engineering at City is ranked 1st in London and 4th nationally on overall satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2013).
- You will have the opportunity to take part in the Formula Student competition in which you design, build and race your own single-seater racing car at Silverstone.
- You have the opportunity to complete a placement after the second year. Recent placements have included roles at Ford, Jaguar Cars, Toyota, Shell and BP.
City at Silverstone
City students are involved in Formula Student; designing, building and running a car at the annual event. Watch this short video of City's 2013 Formula Student team at Silverstone:
Typical offers require one of the following:
- 'A' Level - 360 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics at 'A' Level grade A. 'A' Level Physics preferred.
- IB - 35 points, 6 in higher Mathematics.
GCSE English Language grade C (or equivalent).
Other Suitable Qualifications
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
- IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.
- TOEFL: 87 internet-based total.
City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
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- Start Date:
- September 2015
- Full-time: 4 years or 5 years including a professional placement.
Year one provides a broad foundation in engineering concepts with a slant towards real-world applications.
The second year puts increasing emphasis on application to complex mechanical systems.
The course becomes more specialised in year three, with a detailed focus upon automotive disciplines. As well as group design projects, the individual project allows you to investigate a subject of particular interest to you. As part of the international IMechE Formula Student competition, you have the opportunity to join the City Racing Team in designing, building, marketing and racing a single-seater racing car at Silverstone.
Year fourThis year provides a multidisciplinary view of engineering design and creativity and innovation in problem-solving. You will also have the opportunity to select a greater number of specialised subjects at Masters level and a foreign language module.
Core modules include:
- Engineering science
- Engineering practice
- Mathematics and computation.
Core modules include:
- Engineering science II
- Engineering practice II
- Mathematics and computation II
- Mechanical analysis and design.
Core modules include:
- Engineering practice III
- Mechanics III
- Computational analysis of engineering structures
- Internal combustion engines and vehicle powertrain
- Vehicle dynamics.
You will have the opportunity to select a greater number of specialised subjects at Masters level and a foreign language module.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is delivered as lectures, tutorials, group design, practical session and field trips. A combination of analytical, experimental, group interactive education and learning techniques encourage independent study, teamwork, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
Courses are reviewed regularly to respond to the priority needs of the engineering marketplace, meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council. You will learn from academics from the Energy and Transport Research Centre, supported by relevant specialists and visiting members of industry.
Assessment is by coursework, tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork and communication skills are assessed by design group studies, reports and presentations. Practical and technical communication skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
- Full-time EU: £TBC.
For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.
You may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to:
- Achieve a first - 48% of students that completed a placement were awarded a first class degree overall*
- Secure a graduate-level job - 100% of students that completed a placement year secured graduate level work within six months of graduation*
- Earn a higher salary - placement students earn on average £3,000 more than non-placement students*
*Data source: HESA DLHE survey 2011/12
This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and provides a path for graduates to gain Chartered Engineer status.
Automotive and motorsport engineering graduates work predominantly in the automotive industry. They are typically involved in automotive component research, product and process design and manufacturing, with a growing emphasis on engineering sustainability.
This course will enable you to...
...move on to further study. City offers a range of Masters degree courses related to Automotive and Motorsport Engineering, including:
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Automotive and Motorsport Engineering
UCAS code: H330 MEng (Hons), H334 MEng (Hons) with professional placement.
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