The Introduction to Motorsport Engineering short course helps promote an understanding of motorsport engineering in relation to competition vehicles. Read more Read less
Due to COVID-19 this course will be held in September 2021; dates TBC.
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 ans the MSc Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics.
At a glance
- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield campus
- Cost£1,195 Concessions available
Course structureLectures and practical sessions covering the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of competition vehicles.
What you will learn
This course will provide you with an understanding of engineering in relation to competition vehicles. Valuable to those with non-engineering backgrounds who are studying subjects such as electronics, physics and applied mathematics. If you are studying mechanical engineering, the course should help you place your 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
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.
I attended Cranfield's Introduction to Motorsport Engineering short course in July 2019. The course delivered what the course title states. It is a really useful introductory course. As a delegate I received a comprehensive set of notes covering key aspects. There were practical sessions using Cranfield's facilities. The course team made us all really welcome and it was a good experience working with like-minded delegates. Thoroughly recommended, especially for those intending to study one of Cranfield's two motorsport MSc courses.Ben Wiles, course delegate, July 2019,
- Mr Clive Temple - Motorsport and Automotive Programme Director
- Professor James Brighton - Head of AVEC (Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre)
- Dr Veronica Marchante Rodriguez
- Dr Kim Blackburn - Lecturer
- Dr Tim Rose
- Dr Terence Richards - Research Fellow
Concessions15% discount for incoming Cranfield Motorsport MSc students already holding MSc places, secured by paid deposits.
Accommodation options and prices
This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here. 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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