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Level 4 Motorsport Engineering – Higher National Certificate

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampusTotal Fees 
Automotive/Motorsport Engineering HNC (PU) Y109/09/202111/05/2023 £2,500.00Available for applications

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Higher Education

Course Area
Engineering & Manufacturing

One Year (Full Time) or Two Years (Part Time)

Entry Requirements
To enter this programme you should ideally be employed in a technical role and have five GCSEs at grades A-C (including Mathematics, English and Science) and a Level 3 qualification in an engineering related subject. In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate the enthusiasm and motivation to meet the academic requirements of the programme.

Course Information

Motorsport engineering covers the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of motorsport cars. As a result, there are job opportunities for motorsport/automotive engineers in practically every field of work such as vehicle and engine design, manufacturing, maintenance, research as well as the development of performance you see in the more established formulas.

The HNC in Motorsport Engineering includes a mix of theory, practical work and experiments and is useful to applicants who wish to extend their skills and knowledge before entering the workplace. The course is made up of eight units, five of which are specific to this particular area of study. The students studying on the programme will also develop and maintain the College’s own formula 750 car and attend races working as the pit crew.
The units comprise:

  • Analytical methods for engineers
  • Vehicle electronics
  • Engineering science
  • Vehicle fault diagnosis
  • Vehicle electronics

Assessment will be through assignments, practical assessment and some examinations. Each outcome or module will be assessed by a project-style assignment.

You will require the following: pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator, a ring binder and a memory stick or portable hard drive.

Students can progress on to a Higher National Diploma (HND) to demonstrate further knowledge and competence in the workplace. This qualification will also give many students the opportunity to enrol in a suitable engineering degree at university.