01/03/2021

Categories: Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering, Undergradute

Why Practical Experience is a must in every aspect of Motorsport learning

Fans of F1 motorsport have heard of Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, and Sebastian Vettel. But, what about the people that make their success possible? Without the performance engineers and innovators, there would be no racing teams.

Could you be the next head of engineering at Ferrari or Williams? Do you have what it takes? The best way to find out is by studying a Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering course. At the University of Bolton, we provide the best courses with the perfect blend of practical and theoretical experience.

Why Practical Experience is a Must

The work environment in motorsports engineering is anything but traditional. The pressure is high, the pace is frantic, and you need to adapt quickly. This is something that no textbook can teach you.

The only way to adjust to a work environment like this is with experience. That's why you need a university that can deliver quality professional placements that help prepare you for the real world of employment in motorsport engineering.

While theory can teach you about performance engineering and its mechanics, only practise can prepare you to set up vehicles on-track and adapt to changing conditions in real-time.

At the University of Bolton, we ensure that you are prepared for a career in this industry by offering a careful blend of theory, lab time, and practical work. This ensures that you have all the experience required to walk straight into a job in the industry.

We would also recommend that you take every opportunity available to gather experience, whether this means applying for an unpaid position on the weekends or doing some volunteer work during the summer months. Build up your contacts in the motorsport industry and get as much experience on your CV as possible.

Why Study Motorsport at the University of Bolton?

Do you see yourself working in Formula 1 Motorsport? Maybe you have dreams of travelling to America and working in Supercross? Or perhaps MotoGP is your calling? No matter what motorsport sector you want to work in, you can start your path to greatness at the University of Bolton.

Our courses provide the perfect balance of theoretical and practical study, preparing you for the exciting and fulfilling career that lies ahead. Our labs include state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and our staff comes from many different industry backgrounds.

Teaching takes place in small class groups allowing for supportive and positive teaching and learning. Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe and find out for yourself why we are a Guardian Top 50 UK University.

Get in Touch

Does a career in motorsport appeal to you? Whether you see yourself in the pits or working on innovation behind the scenes away from Motorsport TV, you can start your career journey in Greater Manchester at the University of Bolton.

Check out our Motorsport and Automotive Performance Engineering page for more details, call our friendly team on +44(0)1204 900 600 or send a message to enquiries@bolton.ac.uk.

Our award-winning Student Services Team is also here for you. They can answer questions you have about funding, finance, wellbeing and much more.

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BEng (Hons) Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport)
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport) with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

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Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
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The University of Bolton

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Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

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MSc Electric Vehicle Technology: January Start
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The University of Bolton

MSc Engineering Management
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MSc Motorsport Engineering
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18 months
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HND BTEC Engineering (General Engineering)
Full-time
Mode of study
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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
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MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
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Mode of study
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The University of Bolton

MSc Electric Vehicle Technology
Full-time
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1 year
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BSc (Hons) Motorsport Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MSc Electric Vehicle Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Engineering Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MSc Motorsport Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

HNC BTEC Engineering (General Engineering)
Part-time
Mode of study
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Duration
32
UCAS Points

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BSc (Hons) Motorsport Technology
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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