Course Details


Automotive engineering is one of the most exciting professions you can choose. From the global concerns of sustainable mobility, and teaching cars to drive themselves, to working out how we’ll get around on the surface of Mars, automotive engineering is all about the future.

The challenges facing personal mobility are endless. Automotive engineers work in every area of the industry, from the look and feel of current cars, to the safety and security of new forms of transport. Attempting to make cars as fast as possible whilst keeping them fuel efficient may seem like an impossible task, but this is the kind of problem automotive engineers deal with every day.

How long is the course?

This course commences in September and runs for two years full-time.

What qualification will I achieve?

HND Automotive Engineering (Motorsport).

What will I study?

You will study a range of modules in Engine Technology, Mechanical Principals, Engineering design, Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Systems and a student led Project.

Where will I study?

Study will be at STEM Centre, Old Mill Lane, Barnsley S70 2LA

What equipment will I need?

Member of the race team will wear steel toe cap boots/shoes. 

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of written and practical activities. 

What can I do next?

This course would lead you into a role as a Junior Engineer, Race or Rally Technician or further education top up degree.

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year. 

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

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Further information

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