Course Code: EA1HE127 UCAS Code: H330 Automotive and Motorsport Engineering - Certificate of Higher Education Duration1 Year Day/s of weekTuesday Wednesday and Thursday Time09:00 - 16:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 11 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now 09 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year / £9,000 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis one-year certificate of higher education course could provide all the skills you need to gear up for a rewarding career within the automotive and motorsport sectors. Co-created with employers and taught by industry specialists, the course equips you to compete for higher technical positions in automotive engineering, vehicle design, service and repair, manufacture, motorsport, research and development, and quality assurance. And with the North West being the UK’s second biggest region for automotive manufacture, there is certainly plenty of opportunity for you to make your mark. Entry RequirementsA minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff Points (excluding Functional Skills) from an appropriate discipline: Motor Vehicle Level 3 Extended Diploma Motorsport Level 3 Extended Diploma Vehicle Body/Paint Level 3 Extended Diploma Other engineering-related Level 3 Extended Diploma A-level qualifications (including engineering or science-based disciplines). Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedCertHE Automotive and Motorsport Engineering and Technology Learning and Teaching MethodsScheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Engineering Principles EA4MD045 20 No Computer Aided Engineering and Design EA4MD049 20 No Vehicle Aerodynamics and Computational EA4MD050 20 No Combustion Engine Development EA4MD051 20 No Engineering Practical Applications EA4MD052 20 No Introduction to Academic Study EA4MD053 20 No Assessment MethodsCoursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 84% 0% 0% Exam 10% 0% 0% Practical 6% 0% 0% Other Costs and Equipment NeededWe provide all specialist software requirements, most of which is available to use on your own devices. You will need to provide your own protective overalls and safety boots for carrying out practical activities in workshops and laboratories. You will also need a scientific calculator and technical drawing apparatus. You should be aware that there may be additional costs to consider such as optional educational visits and photocopying/printing. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 340 0 0 Independent 860 0 0 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 0 0 Programme Specification Programme Spec Automotive.pdf Adobe PDF, 319.52 KB Career Options and ProgressionWith the emergence of new technologies and the focus on delivering more sustainable transport options in the future, there has never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry since the inception of the motor car itself. We envisage that graduates from this programme will become the next generation of automotive engineers, designers and researchers developing and transforming these new technologies to make the sustainable and potential self-driven vehicles of the future. More specifically, graduates can look forward to lead roles in: Design, research and development Manufacturing Automotive systems and competence testing Our alumni are working with prestigious employers including Jaguar Land Rover and Ford Motor Company as well as with luxury marques like Bentley and Lotus. Students have also secured employment with highly regarded specialists in the automotive and motorsport sectors such as M-Sport and JE Powertrain. Students committed to further study can progress to B&FC's Level 5 in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering and technology and on successful completion will achieve a foundation degree. Students will then have the opportunity to progress onto the BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering and Technology course - where an honours degree can give them a further competitive advantage – and beyond, to postgraduate study including Lancaster University’s MSc Mechanical Engineering.