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There has never been a more important time to work in race engineering. This sector needs your skills, and here’s why…
Do you love fast cars and all things F1? The University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering is the best place to kick-start your career in race engineering, and there’s still time to apply for a September start!
If you still haven’t secured your spot at university, use our dedicated Clearing website to find the right degree for you. The world is in need of forward-thinking engineers, particularly engineers who are passionate about change and transformation.
Here are the reasons why the racing industry wants talented people like you to join:
Cutting edge technology is on the rise
Advancements in technology are happening faster than humans can keep up with, creating a huge future demand for experts. From Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to virtual reality design and testing, there are so many changes to keep up with.
This makes 2021 a fantastic time to study and gain relevant skills to help move the industry forward. By outsourcing labour to robots and using AI algorithms to cross-index telemetry feedback, it’s possible to work faster and much more accurately.
And using things like virtual reality opens up so many avenues for race engineering. We can conduct vehicle designs and upgrades in an entirely virtual space, freeing up resources, increasing accuracy and creating highly efficient processes for prototyping.
But having engineers that have the right skills to work with this cutting edge technology is key. If this interests you and you’re strong in maths and science, motorsport engineering could be your ideal course.
Experts believe that by 2040, autonomous vehicles will account for three quarters of all cars in the world! This trend of driverless vehicles is quickly impacting racing too.
Dubbed as “roboracing”, autonomous cars are now being used as a new form of entertainment. The first ever Roborace Championships kicked off in 2019 and this could form the future of racing, or at least be a part of it.
However, driverless cars demand different skill sets, in particular with robotic engineering and knowledge of sensor technology. This means it’s vital for companies to upskill their workers, or bring onboard new talent.
Graduates in the coming years will have a great advantage over some of the more experienced engineers in this respect as they will have been trained in the latest technologies. At the University of Bolton, we give students hands-on training in the UK’s only £13 million state-of-the-art National Centre for Motorsport Engineering.
There’s a call for sustainability
Sustainable racing is needed, and it’s needed now. With mounting pressure, this adrenaline-filled industry has to catch up in order to survive. That’s why engineers with knowledge in sustainable practices will be in hot demand.
In F1, there’s already been a shift from old V8 engines to hybrid power units in a bid to lower emissions. But there’s also a push for all-electric racing cars, like we’ve seen with Formula E. A lot of engineers and mechanics find working with the challenge of electric cars exciting too, making it a highly sought after role.
Furthermore, the research in this area has more chance of positively impacting the rest of the automotive industry. Testing sustainable cutting edge technology in racing can lead to multiple real-world benefits, making race engineering a highly rewarding career path.
Ready to launch your motorsport engineering career? Our courses still have places available!
To find out more about applying through Clearing 2021, head over to the University of Bolton’s Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
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