Course Information

Who is the course for?

The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a highly qualified Engineer in the Motorsport Industry. You will be prepared for employment in the industry through taught sessions, visits from professionals and a range of work placement opportunities. The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a valued employee within either the automotive or motorsports industry. The link with Oxford Brookes University will ensure that the quality and relevance of this Foundation Degree will be at the highest level.

Awarding body: Oxford Brookes University

What will I study on the course?

Modules include:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Composite Materials
  • Powertrain Technology
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Advanced Engine Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Performance Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Business Management Techniques
  • Microprocessors
  • Work Placements (mandatory module requiring a 30 day placement).

What makes this course special?

Studying at Bridgwater College will give you access to:

  • Links with many motorsport companies
  • Full rolling road facilities
  • Specialist sessions from people at the top of the manufacturer and motorsport career ladder
  • Advanced chassis set-up equipment
  • Cylinder head flow analysis equipment
  • The experience of being part of a race team — read more at Bridgwater College Racing Team

Entry Requirements

You will typically need a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points or equivalent from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics. Students must also be able to demonstrate written use of English. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be admitted with APL or APEL in accordance with university regulations.

Mature students with relevant experience including a substantial period of suitable employment in the field of Motorsport Engineering are welcome to apply.

How long is the course?

The course is run for three days per week over two years at College in combination with self directed study.

Please note: this is a two year course and there will be additional fees in the second year. 

Are there any additional costs for the course?



You can progress onto a range of final year degree courses including the BSc in Motorsport Engineering at Oxford Brookes University. You will have the skills to work in a range of roles within the Automotive or Motorsport industries.

Further Information