Welcome to the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) at the University of Bolton. Building on the success of our Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering (CAPE), our brand new £13 million NCME development is designed to house the next step in the evolution of motorsport education in the UK. Offering industry-driven and student-led academic programmes, our vision focuses on forming outstanding engineers who will shape the future of automotive development.

Thanks to our high-octane partnerships – in the classroom, in the workshop and on the racetrack – you have the opportunity to gain hands-on real-life career experience and access to the most contemporary equipment, cars and amenities in this purpose-built environment, as well as at off campus racetracks and workshops. Partnering with racing teams and seasoned professional racing drivers, our Advanced Performance Engineering and Motorsport Technology degrees aim to offer you a unique learning experience – you put in your hours in the lecture theatre like anyone else but when you get out on the track it’s for real. 

If you’re aiming for pole position on the career grid, you’ve come to the right place. Our primary objective is to prepare students for the best careers in motorsport and performance engineering, 


We currently offer two degree courses, each available full-time and part-time or full-time with a foundation year:


AUTOSPORT International Mainstage Interview
Teaching students the ‘business of speed’.
Dimitris Vernardakis - President of Philpa
Rebecca Jackson talks to CAPE
Rebecca Jackson Student Presentation