Automotive Engineering and Motorsport

If you have a passion for cars and an enthusiasm for engineering and design, these courses could lead to careers in a range of fast-paced industries.

  • Coventry University has a long and prestigious automotive heritage, with extensive links to companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tata, Prodrive, Geely and Lotus.
  • Our automotive and motorsport MEng/BEng courses are professionally accredited – and upon successful completion, could be the first step to becoming a Chartered Engineer.
  • You will have access to industry-standard facilities*, which include two full motion Cruden F1 simulators, engine test cells, state of the art robotic milling, and our Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 wind tunnel.
  • You could have the opportunity to participate in field trips*, which have previously included observing crash tests at the GM Milford site, and a tour of the Ford F150 factory in Detroit, USA.
  • You could work on industry-related projects for companies such as Mercedes-AMG Petronas or Veitis Motorcycles, to practise and apply your skills to real engineering projects.
  • You will have the option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution following your second year*.
  • We seek to deliver an education informed by industry and research. Our research expertise ranges from development of autonomous vehicles, e-mobility, welding and joining, to 3D printing applications.

Our Automotive Engineering and Motorsport facilities

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Cruden F1 simulators 

Our industry-standard simulators provide a realistic experience of working for a race team in a high-pressure environment. The simulators include the same software and calculations used by professional racing teams.

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Wind Tunnel

Built and tested by the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One team, our open jet single return wind tunnel has been designed to accommodate 20 per cent scale open-wheel racing car models, with a maximum air velocity of 45 m/s.

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High Performance Engineering Centre (HPEC)

HPEC is home to flight and driving simulators, a chassis design assembly, a vehicle test facility and wind tunnels. It also houses a fleet of CNC manufacturing machines, a full-sized vehicle shaker rig and a composite material laboratory.

More than a course

    • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
    • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
    • Staff may be subject to change.
    • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
    • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
    • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
    • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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Clearing 2022

If you don't meet the requirements to apply for a course this September you could consider applying through Clearing or Adjustment. Clearing is your opportunity to study a subject you love at Coventry University.

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