Edith Cowan University
Courses and Careers in Motorsports
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) – 4 years These courses provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment with
Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) – 3 years an enthusiastic and articulate approach that reflects the culture of motorsports.
BEng (Mechatronics) / BTech (Motorsports) – 5 years You will gain a solid understanding of the design, simulation and fabrication
processes associated with production of the complex automotive components
Overview and systems that underpin the motorsport and automotive industries.
You will have hands-on access to ECU’s racing cars in our state-of-the-art
Turn your passion into your career. If motorsport action gets you revved up, then
mechanical workshop facilities, and later in the course you will engage with
Motorsports at ECU is your dream come true.
ECU’s Formula SAE team on the construction of Formula SAE cars. You will
If you are interested in the automotive and manufacturing industries in general, also have many opportunities to further develop competencies through the
or the motorsports profession in particular, then our Motorsports courses provision of extra-curricular activities designed to help your progression into
represent a unique opportunity. These courses develop core problem solving the motorsports industry.
abilities and the technical, financial and management skills associated with
manufacturing industries in general, and the motorsports industry in particular.
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Course Description Career Opportunities
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) is a four year course Motorsport offers a wide range of career opportunities that build on the
(full-time study) leading to a professional engineering qualification. need to provide the technical, administrative and promotional support
This course has an optional motorsports stream suitable for students that goes behind every successful motorsport venture. Graduates of these
with an ambition to develop a career in the automotive and manufacturing courses will have developed the necessary skills to pursue careers in a
industries, building on a core interest in motor vehicle design and wide range of fields including:
construction, and motorsports engineering. This stream is an option for Motorsport Operations: vehicle preparation, maintenance, tuning and
all students enrolling in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degree. the operational aspects of the sport.
The Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) is a three year course
Automotive Design and Development: chassis design, advanced
(full-time study) leading to an engineering technologist qualification.
engine management systems, engine and transmission systems, fuel
It is suitable for students interested in a career in the automotive and
delivery systems, braking and steering systems, safety systems, and
manufacturing industries in general, and the motorsports profession in
design for safety.
particular. This course has lower entrance requirements than the Bachelor
of Engineering (Mechanical) course, but graduates of this course have the Manufacturing: use of alloy and composite materials, design specifications,
option to articulate into the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with and fabrication, assembly and testing of components and systems.
three semesters of additional study.
Project Management: project planning and operation, budgeting,
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of resource utilisation, and personnel management.
Technology Motorsports is a five year double degree (full-time study)
Sport Management and Marketing: team management, sponsorships,
combining the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) with the Bachelor
financing, advertising and promotion.
of Engineering (Mechatronics) and leading to a professional engineering
qualification. Additionally, for graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering courses, diverse
employment opportunities exist in many other sectors of industry including
Admission Requirements mining and resource, road and transport, public utilities, agriculture,
For the BTech (Motorsports), standard University admission defence, aerospace, marine, etc.
For the BEng (Mechanical), in addition to meeting standard University Overseas students may be admitted to the Motorsports courses, subject
admission requirements, students are required to meet the subject to the University’s fee scale. The language of instruction is English and all
prerequisites specified in the online handbook and also on the TISC website. students are expected to be proficient in both spoken and written English.
These courses are available on the Joondalup Campus.
School of Engineering
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