Automotive performance engineers work across the whole product design lifecycle, from concept to delivery. As a graduate motorsport engineer, you'll be qualified to design, build and test racing cars and bikes in all racing divisions. This degree is ideal if you're looking for roles that apply contemporary technologies to high-performance vehicles.
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Throughout your studies, you'll have opportunities to develop your knowledge of vehicle handling, chassis aerodynamics and suspension mechanics, as well as automotive/motorsport computer systems and electronics, the fundamentals of internal combustion science and wider engineering issues. As a graduate, you’ll possess transferable skills such as project management, team working, the ability to analyse and interpret data, IT and presenting skills, and the intellectual capabilities of research, problem-solving, evaluation and synthesis.
Careers in Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering are diverse and employers range from racing teams to manufacturers and supply chain businesses. Fundamental engineering knowledge and related transferable skills are highly sought after by the global engineering industry, including automotive, aerospace, marine and rail companies in the public and private sector.
With experience, you could progress to senior engineer roles, project team management, general management or consultancy. If you gain experience in creative design, you could move into the graphic design field. Teaching and lecturing at universities or colleges is a possibility if you complete a master’s or PhD in mechanical or automotive engineering.
Graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or Postgraduate study may be required. Some of these roles include:
Teaching, academia and lecturing
Research and development
If you have any other enquiries relating to this you can contact the Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering Team to discuss, their contact details can be found at the bottom of the specific course page by searching the Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering subject area.
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