11/05/2022

What can you do with a Motorsport Degree?

When you think about taking a motorsport degree, a career in Formula One is probably at the forefront of your mind. In reality, a motorsport degree can open up a vast array of opportunities. It can give you access to a wide range of motorsport engineering jobs that can give you the relevant experience to increase your employability. If you have a passion for cars and are interested in their design, development, and performance, a motorsport degree could be a perfect launchpad for your career. It could lead you directly to a career as an automotive engineer, where you would be involved in the design and manufacture of cars and bikes. You will also work on the aesthetics and technical performance of these vehicles, as well as the electronics and software involved in developing modern vehicles. Sound like the right career path? At the University of Bolton, we can help you develop the skills you need to pursue a successful motorsport engineering job after you graduate by studying in the UK’s only National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME). Let’s explore some of the routes that a motorsport degree can take your career.

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Data Acquisition Technician

Motorsport and automotive engineering jobs are in high demand by global employers. As a data acquisition technician, you will play a vital role in an industry as technicians are employed in almost every industry; your daily duties will include inspecting, analysing, and troubleshooting client systems and equipment. You will run tests and interpret the results to make effective recommendations to fix faulty or broken equipment. In essence, as a data acquisition technician, you will work your way up to be a highly skilled professional, developing skills in relevant industry sectors including automotive, maintenance, HVAC, and pharmacy sectors. Sound interesting? The skills required for your career in this role will also be reflected in a well-paid salary.

Race Engineer

Perhaps, you’re more interested in pursuing a thrilling career that allows you to live life in the fast lane. If it is your dream to turn your motorsport degree into a career in F1, becoming a race engineer could be a great choice. As a race engineer, you will learn how to maintain and repair traditional and racing cars, while also working with the driver to deliver constant improvements to the car. You may also get the opportunity to suggest avenues for further development to facilitate the future improvement of the car. How would it feel to work alongside the upcoming F1 driver George Russell at Mercedes, directly participating in his car's race performance? There would be no more rewarding feeling than watching a driver on the podium, knowing that you played a hand in putting them there. These are possibilities that you could make a reality by using your motorsport degree to pursue a career as a race engineer. By studying at Bolton University, we strive to support your ambitions, and with 40 years of teaching and engineering experience in teaching engineering and maintaining excellent industry partnerships, our motorsport and automotive performance engineering courses can give you the skills you need to get to where you want to be.

BEng (Hons) Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport) at Bolton

Does a motorsport engineering job sound exciting? By studying BEng (Hons) Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport) at the University of Bolton, we will offer you real-life experience in the motorsport industry, purpose-built workshops and laboratories, and an excellent teaching standard courtesy of our passionate and experienced lecturers. Our state-of-the-art £13 million NCME facility also enables you to graduate, pursuing a career at the cutting-edge of automotive and motorsport engineering. So, if that is your aim then look no further than Bolton!

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This degree is fully accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirements leading to a Chartered Engineering status; it is our aim to give you an enticing course that teaches what it takes to run a race and championship-winning team on every level, from engineering cars to dealing with the challenges of a race weekend. This is why our students love life at Bolton. We pride ourselves on being a student-centric university that puts our students first. We want you to finish your motorsport degree on a successful track to fulfilling your dream career, and this is a reason why we have been voted first for Student Satisfaction in the UK for the past four years! *

Interested in finding out more about how to turn your passion into a career? Click here to read the full details of our BEng (Hons) Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport) course. If you wish to chat with one of our lovely staff members, you can give us a call at +44 (0)1204 900 600. Alternatively, you can send us an email at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk. We are happy to help!

If you wish to get a first-hand feel for our supportive learning environment, feel free to visit us at our next Open Day on June 18th. Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe and see what we have to offer!

*Complete University Guide, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2012 – UK

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