Oxford Brookes University

Racing Engine Design

The course provides an intensive exposure to an integrated design, simulation, modelling and analysis of racing engines. The analysis elements of the modules include structural optimisation, dynamics, internal combustion engine thermo-fluid dynamics, engine performance, tuning, mapping and monitoring. Teaching is based in a purpose-designed engineering building.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 1st degree, equivalent to at least a British lower 2nd class bachelor's degree, in mechanical, automotive or motorsport engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered. If the applicants 1st language is not English then evidence is required that they hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Racing engine design; advanced strength of components; advanced engineering management; dissertation. Optional modules include: advanced powertrain engineering; computation and modelling; CAD/CAM; data acquisition systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include examination and coursework reflecting the development of academic content from the more practical aspects to the more conceptual. Coursework exercises, essays, presentations and laboratory exercises form the basis for continuous assessment.

Sponsorship information

Partial scholarships of �500 are available for international (non-EU) students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 13,730 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,810 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,960 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,730 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX South East

Key information

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01865 482727