The Introduction to Motorsport Engineering short course helps promote an understanding of motorsport engineering in relation to competition cars. Read more Read less
It is open to students interested in the discipline who are studying for a degree in engineering, maths, physics or electronics. It is recommended to prospective students for the MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering.
At a glance
- 02 - 06 Jul 2018
- 01 - 05 Jul 2019
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield Campus
Course structureLectures and practical sessions; a visit to the Donington Park Collection to understand the evolution of the competition car.
What you will learn
This course will provide you with an understanding of engineering in relation to competition cars. Valuable to those with non-engineering backgrounds who are studying subjects such as electronics, physics and applied mathematics. If you are studying mechanical engineering, it should help you place this understanding in the context of motorsport.
- An overview of competition vehicle types
- Competition vehicle performance and dynamics
- Competition vehicle electrical systems
- Materials and structures as applied to motorsport
- Power train architecture
- Competition vehicle design
- Manufacturing techniques extant in motorsport
- Visit the Donington Park Collection to see the evolution of the competition car.
Who should attend
Students: valuable if you have a non-engineering background and are studying subjects such as electronics, physics and applied mathematics. If you are studying mechanical engineering, it should help you place this understanding in the context of motorsport.
- Mr Clive Temple - Senior Lecturer
- Dr James Brighton - Head of AVEC (Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre)
- Dr Hrushikesh Abhyankar - Lecturer - Lightweight Structures
- Dr Kim Blackburn - Research Fellow
- Dr Terence Richards - Research Fellow
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire.
The School is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
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