Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MSc will equip you with the qualities and transferable skills needed to flourish at a senior level in an exciting industry. You’ll develop the imagination and creativity to follow a successful engineering career in the automotive and motorsport industries.

Brunel’s Automotive and Motorsport Engineering MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as appropriate additional academic study for those seeking qualification to register as Chartered Engineers.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with the Formula Student project, working with a team of enthusiastic students and supported by expert academic and technical staff. You’ll design your own vehicle which you then put through its paces in front of judges in Class 2 of the Formula Student competition. Outside your MSc studies, you can volunteer to help the Brunel Racing team with their Class 1 race car.

On this course you’ll benefit from the internationally excellent research conducted at Brunel’s world'class Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels.

Modules are taught from October to May and are assessed by examination and assignments. For the final four months, you’ll conduct an individual project and dissertation.

Throughout the year, you’ll work on the group project, assessed by project logbooks, oral presentations and final project reports.

There is high demand for graduate engineers ready to tackle the challenges of the future. These include finding ways to design and build vehicles more cost effectively, addressing wider environmental and safety concerns, and working in motor racing.

Our graduates go on to careers with leading automotive companies and motor racing teams.

Course Modules

Modules include: research methods and sustainable engineering; racing team management and vehicle testing; advanced vehicle dynamics, IC engines, materials and manufacturing; group project; dissertation. Optional modules: advanced modelling and design; advanced thermofluids; racing legislation, finance and sponsorship; racing vehicle design and performance.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline; other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to physics and mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas); Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas).