Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Racing Engine Design (MSc)

The MSc in Racing Engine Design is the only programme of its kind in the world - it has been developed with the needs and requirements of the race engine manufacturers in mind. The programme is designed to produce highly-skilled graduates who are ready to undertake advanced design roles with major engine manufacturers and their supply chain.

The UK is a world leader in motorsport and high performance engines industry - many of the world's most advanced high-performance engines are designed not far from our location in the UK motorsport valley. The department's unrivalled access to motorsport industry informs and directs development and delivery of the programme.

In addition to the strong theory-based modules, graduates gain a comprehensive understanding of how winning engines are created. Our teaching is centred around our state-of-the-art laboratories 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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