The highly bespoke motorsport engineering course is for those applicants who wish to focus on all aspects of modern race vehicles, from high performance engines, use of hybrid power and power delivery, to the high performance end of spectrum of aerodynamics and vehicle stability mechanisms and methodologies. The modules include both track-side and class room and workshop modules that give the basis for technical study, including conventional engineering topics such as mathematics, science, thermodynamics and liquid mechanics. Contextualisation of course content to the motorsport industry ensures the maximum industrial relevance.
Simulation and other design technologies feature prominently in the course, as they are valuable industrial tools and are often used to reduce lead times in the conceptualisation and production of prototype vehicles. The basics of solid modelling (3D CAD) are taught early on so that students quickly progress to develop well-engineered designs using finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics to assess various designs and prototypes, subsequently validated in a formula-1 standard rolling road wind tunnel.
A Formula Renault race car is utilised to demonstrate technical concepts and is raced nationally by a professional driver; students can apply to be considered for the race team, which will include pit-crew responsibilities. Team working and good communication skills are essential.
The highly bespoke motorsport engineering course is for those applicants who wish to focus on all aspects of modern race vehicles, from high performance engines, use of hybrid power and power delivery, to the high performance end of spectrum of aerodynamics and vehicle stability mechanisms and methodologies. The modules range from track-side and creative to relevant technical modules which give the basis for technical study, such as mathematics, science, thermodynamics and liquid mechanics. Contextualisation of all course content ensures the maximum industrial relevance along with pace being kept to extremely fast moving and often restricted industrial technologies.
Virtual technologies feature heavily in the course, as a valuable industrial tool to reduce lead times in the conceptualisation of prototype vehicles, it is an essential aspect of the modern engineer, the basics of solid modelling (3D CAD) are taught initially and used to develop designs, leading into the use of FEA (finite element analysis) and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) to assess various designs and prototypes.
A Formula Renault race car is utilised to demonstrate technical concepts and is raced nationally by a professional driver; students can apply to be considered for the race team, which will include pit-crew responsibilities. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and communication associated with this course.
Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.
New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.
Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.
Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.
All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.
The BEng (Hons) is designed for accreditation to partial CEng (Chartered Engineer) level by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); the MEng is designed for full CEng accreditation. The courses delivered in part-time mode are accredited to the same level as full-time courses.
Because of re-validation of Engineering Programmes in 2015 we will be presenting all engineering programmes for accreditation from respective professional body in the 2017/18 academic year. Accreditation will be back dated for post 2015 enrolments.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
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