National Motorsport Academy

The National Motorsport Academy, in partnership with Staffordshire University, offers the world’s first online motorsport degrees. In this competitive, global industry, motorsport engineers must have the broad range of skills demanded by the top teams.

Working closely with the motorsport industry, the courses have been designed specifically to meet the requirements of motor sport teams and employers. The Academy’s Motorsport Engineering Degrees are industry-led, commercially relevant and entirely centred on motorsport.

National Motorsport Academy graduates are qualified motorsport engineers with practical experience, as well as being innovative, resourceful and commercially-focused. As a result, you will be a highly-qualified motorsport engineer with the necessary skills required by any motorsport team.

Some examples of career options for Academy graduates include: Race engineer, Data acquisition technician, Aerodynamicist, Propulsion engineer, Drivetrain engineer, Chassis design engineer, and Manufacturer design team.

Studying online, part-time, is truly flexible and allows you to fit your studies around work and family commitments. The VLS online portal provides access to all the online distance learning. Motorsport Academy students are provided with stimulating, interactive course materials that are part of the learning process for each module. These include videos and lectures, as well as links to interesting sites to help students to undertake their own research.

Students will also need to complete a wide variety of practical assignment projects to underpin the acquired knowledge. The online course develops the theoretical side of Motorsport Engineering, which will then enable you to undertake primary research to support your knowledge and understanding.

Students should have some current experience of motorsport (or performance automotive). Practical work experience will also be necessary to support the online learning. Ideally, this will involve working or volunteering on a regular basis for a motorsport team or organisation. You should also attend local and national motorsport events and exhibitions and talk to teams who compete in a series that excites you.

The National Motorsport Academy supports students searching for work experience once enrolled and studying on the programme. Additional practical experience for students is also available with one of the National Motorsport Academy motorsport teams.

Subjects Available at National Motorsport Academy

The National Motorsport Academy offers a comprehensive list of subjects which are directly relevant to a career in the Motosport industry, including: Mathematics for Motorsport, Engineering Science, Race Car Design & Preparation, and Fundamentals of Motorsport Technology.

The Academy also teaches a range of courses which are applicable to a wide of automotive companies, not just motorsport, such as: Industry-standard CAD and Simulation Packages, Aerodynamics, Vehicle Dynamics, Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, and Data Acquisition.

Other courses focus on Engine design and performance, including: Engine Simulation and Modelling, Engine Performance Analysis, Fluid mechanics & Thermodynamics, Physical Engine Testing and Development, and R & D Simulation & Analysis.

Qualifications Offered by National Motorsport Academy

The National Motorsport Academy offers three different qualifications:

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Motorsport Engineering
This is the equivalent of the first 2 years of a university degree. Study method: part-time, online.

BSc (Hons) Motorsport Engineering
Final year top-up. Study method: part-time, online.

 

In 2018, the National Motorsport Academy will also offer an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering

Industrial Placements with National Motorsport Academy

Students of the National Motorsport Academy have secured either work experience or placements with a number of motor sport teams and championships, including Lotus Cars, GT Cup and Napier Racing.

To Apply for a place at National Motorsport Academy

Other Popular Academic Institutions:

UTC Swindon - students building a Caterham Car

UTC Swindon

UTC Swindon is an engineering academy at the heart of an innovative engineering, manufacturing and business community. The academy is sponsored both by a major international industrial ...
National College for Motorsport - Female mechanics 03

National College for Motorsport

The National College for Motorsport opened in 2003 as a centre of vocational excellence in motorsport. The College offers Race Technician training to meet the demands of the ...
Aston UTC - Aston University Engineering Academy entrance exterior

Aston UTC

In 2012, the Aston UTC opened on the Birmingham Science Park. Aston UTC offers 14-19 year olds in the Birmingham area the opportunity to specialise in and ...
University of Leeds - School of Mechanical Engineering 01

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds offers a range of Engineering BEng and MEng courses, including Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design, as well as many others. Mechanical ...
Plymouth University - Roland Levinsky Building

Plymouth University

Plymouth University's School of Engineering is a friendly and exciting place to study. You will be taught by experts who are recognised internationally and who are passionate ...
Crewe UTC - Crewe Engineering & Design UTC Classroom 04

Crewe UTC

Crewe UTC is a school for 14-19 year olds focused on developing key skills in engineering, design and manufacturing. Students can pursue Level 2 and Level 3 ...
WMG Academy Solihull

WMG Academy Solihull

WMG Academy Solihull is a new UTC in Birmingham that opened in September 2016. It is a 14-19 school, sponsored by leading employers in the fields of ...
Loughborough University - Formula Student 2010

Loughborough University

Loughborough University offers a wide range of Engineering and Automotive related courses at both BEng and MEng levels. Full details of these courses can be found on ...
Aston University (Birmingham) - Aston-University-Birmingham-Campus-01

Aston University (Birmingham)

Aston University in Birmingham offers a range of Engineering and Design degrees, at both Undergraduate and Graduate level. The programmes introduce core engineering science combined with  a range ...
East London UTC

East London UTC

The East London UTC is for 14-19 year olds in East London where students can pursue technical qualifications in product design, engineering and technology as part of ...
University of Portsmouth - Industrial Design

University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth has an excellent reputation for quality teaching and sustained, high levels of student satisfaction. Its commitment to preparing you for your future career is ...
De Montfort University - Product Design MA

De Montfort University

The De Montfort University campus in Leicester is one of the finest in the country. The University recently invested £136 million to make it the very definition ...