National Motorsport Academy

Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Motorsport Engineering

START DATE

Choose your own start date

DURATION

Flexible
Online Learning
(12 Months Max)

ASSESSMENT

No exams — Tutor assessment
and Moderation by
De Montfort University

ONLINE

Study Online from
anywhere in the world

About CPD

Study flexibly online with NMA and open the door to an exciting career in motorsport. Study around work and family and choose your own start date. These CPD modules will teach you the specialist skills required by this competitive global industry.

Study individual modules from both the BSc (Hons) Motorsport Engineering and MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Modules available are listed below;

Receive the NMA CPD Certificate & the
Investing In Your Future Award
accredited by AIM Qualifications

Apply Now & Choose Your Own Start Date!

What can you study?

There are 17 modules available to study as Continuing Professional Development (CPD);

Mathematics for Motorsport

30 Credits
It is an essential skill for Motorsport Engineers to be able to calculate, transpose and develop mathematical formulae to enable them to problem solve, fault find and analyse race vehicle data. This module enables you to develop your mathematical skills from basic transposition of formula to complex calculus for the engine, chassis and complete vehicle development.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 1

Race Car Design & Preparation

30 Credits
Current race vehicle design, manufacture and preparation follow a complex homologation process. The decision of final race vehicle concept and product are determined by race rules and regulations alongside choice of appropriate components and vehicle behaviour. This module has been developed to encompass all aspects of the design process and the preparation of the vehicle prior to track use.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 2

R & D Simulation & Analysis

30 Credits
Simulation software has become an important part of the engineer’s “toolbox”. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Vehicle Dynamic modelling are used by the industry to cut research and development time and cost. During this module you will be provided access to several industry-standard CAD and simulation packages. You will learn the skills to enable you to produce, analyse and validate appropriate models and components.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 3

Fundamentals of Motorsport Technology

30 Credits
The aim of this module is to investigate a number of major scientific and engineering principles that underpin the skill sets required to succeed in the Motorsport engineering industry. The module will provide you with an overview of engineering science, physics and electrical fundamentals. You will also be introduced to engineering design material selection and failure principles through CAD design.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 4

Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

30 Credits
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics encompass the majority of engineering physics. This module allows you to develop the knowledge to apply standard formulae and principles in relation to heat transfer, over body flow dynamics and internal fluid flow both in a static and dynamic context. These will be essential for future aerodynamic and engine design modules. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software is included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 5

Engine Design, Development & Simulation

30 Credits
1D and 3D engine simulation and modelling provides research and development engineers with a platform help to design and develop high performance engines from initial mathematical concepts to fully-validated virtual models. This module teaches you the mathematics and theoretical knowledge utilised to design race engines. You will then use this knowledge to develop, simulate and analyse engine performance characteristics. Access to GT-Suite and Star CCM+ software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc-Module-6

Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition

30 Credits
This module teaches the fundamentals of longitudinal and lateral vehicle dynamics, suspension systems, tyre modelling and race car set-up, enabling you to determine vehicle interaction with circuit and driver. You will be taught industry-standard data logging techniques and software, as utilised by race engineers, allowing you to directly correlate vehicle physics with measured vehicle handling behaviour.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 7

Advanced Engine Development

30 Credits
Physical engine testing and development is imperative to ensure you maintain the winning edge. Race teams spend large budgets and staff resources to find small percentage gains over the competition. To ensure successful validation of simulated models, engine test facilities are utilised creating a plethora of data from flow bench tests to dynamometer combustion analysis. This module allows you to develop higher level analytical skills required to be competent within the industry. You will have access to large data files allowing you to analyse test results and determine correct development paths. Access to GT-Suite software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Top-Up Module 1a

Aerodynamics

30 Credits
A race vehicle’s handling and stability can be greatly improved by the addition of aerodynamic devices. This module develops your mathematical and analytical skills to enable you to design and develop aero packages for specific race vehicles. You will have the opportunity to design, test and analyse, through computational fluid dynamics, appropriate devices ensuring that you can solve complex industry problems. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Top-Up Module 1b

Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

30 Credits
The future of motorsport is with hybrid and electric vehicles and the harnessing/regeneration of electric power. This module begins with the fundamentals of hybrid and electric vehicle architecture and regeneration techniques and as you progress through the module you will be able to develop hybrid models through simulation and then analyse the results enabling you to determine appropriate component choices. Access to GT-Suite software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 10

Design & Modelling of Motorsport Systems

15 Credits
Motorsport systems rely upon extensive testing to prove their capabilities prior to application. These systems must therefore start from a design objective where the final outcomes and all possible variables have already been considered. Design and modeling of a system must go through several iterative steps before converging upon the appropriate design path and as such a total overview of the end product must be considered and modeled. During this module you will learn the importance of design cycles and product requirements. You will develop the skills required to design a system from initial problem to final conceptual design.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

15 Credits
Data Analysts and Race car performance engineers require excellent knowledge of vehicle dynamics and vehicle performance through the application of mathematical methods and data analysis for such a role in the Industry. In this module you will study the effects of vehicle dynamic modelling and set-up changes, enabling you to strategise effectively, both pre (through validated models), during and post- race events to maximise racecar performance.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Engineering Management Practices

15 Credits
As you develop your career it is more than likely you will take on more of a management role whether this be as a team leader in an engineering or research department or as Team Principle. It is essential that you understanding the concepts of management and the legislation surrounding the motorsport industry. This module teaches you the art of managing people whether they be staff or drivers, how to negotiate sponsorship agreements, prepare and agree driver contracts and the legalities of all aspects of a race team from race truck legislation to employment law.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Multi-Physics Analysis for Motorsport

15 Credits
Advanced computational fluid dynamics is an imperative part of validating models against real-world results. This module continues your knowledge of thermodynamic and fluid mechanic phenomena by applying analysis to problems of pervasive flow and species so that you can effectively secure solutions to race vehicle design concepts via moving meshes, multi-species environments and temperature dependant flow modelling. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software included.

CPD Fee:

£1195

on enrolment

Driver Coaching

15 Credits
An important part of the Chief data analyst skillset is the understanding of measured data and the importance of video recording to enable both set-up changes and improve driver performance. This module teaches you the fundamentals of industry standard data and video recording software and how to effectively review and utilise this information and feedback to the driver to ensure an improvement in lap time.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Race Car Applications

15 Credits
An important part of the race-car engineer’s skillset is the understanding of the mathematical applications of race vehicles and how to critically analyse the system behaviour so that future development plans, race strategies and system modelling can be appropriately generated and utilised. This module teaches you how to develop your own mathematical models through an introduction to Matlab and Simulink.
Please Note: Students MUST purchase their own license for the Matlab/Similink software to study this module.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Race Strategy Optimisation

15 Credits
With many race series now restricting testing, race teams performing in high-end race-series rely more on race simulation and strategic mathematical decisions before and during race events. This module introduces you to the process of race strategy through vehicle simulation, lap-time simulation and data analysis.
Please Note: Students MUST purchase their own license for the Matlab/Similink software to study this module.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Mathematics for Motorsport

30 Credits
It is an essential skill for Motorsport Engineers to be able to calculate, transpose and develop mathematical formulae to enable them to problem solve, fault find and analyse race vehicle data. This module enables you to develop your mathematical skills from basic transposition of formula to complex calculus for the engine, chassis and complete vehicle development.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 1

Race Car Design & Preparation

30 Credits
Current race vehicle design, manufacture and preparation follow a complex homologation process. The decision of final race vehicle concept and product are determined by race rules and regulations alongside choice of appropriate components and vehicle behaviour. This module has been developed to encompass all aspects of the design process and the preparation of the vehicle prior to track use.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 2

R & D Simulation & Analysis

30 Credits
Simulation software has become an important part of the engineer’s “toolbox”. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Vehicle Dynamic modelling are used by the industry to cut research and development time and cost. During this module you will be provided access to several industry-standard CAD and simulation packages. You will learn the skills to enable you to produce, analyse and validate appropriate models and components.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 3

Fundamentals of Motorsport Technology

30 Credits
The aim of this module is to investigate a number of major scientific and engineering principles that underpin the skill sets required to succeed in the Motorsport engineering industry. The module will provide you with an overview of engineering science, physics and electrical fundamentals. You will also be introduced to engineering design material selection and failure principles through CAD design.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 4

Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics

30 Credits
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics encompass the majority of engineering physics. This module allows you to develop the knowledge to apply standard formulae and principles in relation to heat transfer, over body flow dynamics and internal fluid flow both in a static and dynamic context. These will be essential for future aerodynamic and engine design modules. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software is included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 5

Engine Design, Development & Simulation

30 Credits
1D and 3D engine simulation and modelling provides research and development engineers with a platform help to design and develop high performance engines from initial mathematical concepts to fully-validated virtual models. This module teaches you the mathematics and theoretical knowledge utilised to design race engines. You will then use this knowledge to develop, simulate and analyse engine performance characteristics. Access to GT-Suite and Star CCM+ software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc-Module-6

Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition

30 Credits
This module teaches the fundamentals of longitudinal and lateral vehicle dynamics, suspension systems, tyre modelling and race car set-up, enabling you to determine vehicle interaction with circuit and driver. You will be taught industry-standard data logging techniques and software, as utilised by race engineers, allowing you to directly correlate vehicle physics with measured vehicle handling behaviour.

CPD Fee:

£1725

on enrolment

BSc Module 7

Advanced Engine Development

30 Credits
Physical engine testing and development is imperative to ensure you maintain the winning edge. Race teams spend large budgets and staff resources to find small percentage gains over the competition. To ensure successful validation of simulated models, engine test facilities are utilised creating a plethora of data from flow bench tests to dynamometer combustion analysis. This module allows you to develop higher level analytical skills required to be competent within the industry. You will have access to large data files allowing you to analyse test results and determine correct development paths. Access to GT-Suite software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Top-Up Module 1a

Aerodynamics

30 Credits
A race vehicle’s handling and stability can be greatly improved by the addition of aerodynamic devices. This module develops your mathematical and analytical skills to enable you to design and develop aero packages for specific race vehicles. You will have the opportunity to design, test and analyse, through computational fluid dynamics, appropriate devices ensuring that you can solve complex industry problems. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Top-Up Module 1b

Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

30 Credits
The future of motorsport is with hybrid and electric vehicles and the harnessing/regeneration of electric power. This module begins with the fundamentals of hybrid and electric vehicle architecture and regeneration techniques and as you progress through the module you will be able to develop hybrid models through simulation and then analyse the results enabling you to determine appropriate component choices. Access to GT-Suite software included.

CPD Fee:

£1925

on enrolment

BSc Module 10

Design & Modelling of Motorsport Systems

15 Credits
Motorsport systems rely upon extensive testing to prove their capabilities prior to application. These systems must therefore start from a design objective where the final outcomes and all possible variables have already been considered. Design and modeling of a system must go through several iterative steps before converging upon the appropriate design path and as such a total overview of the end product must be considered and modeled. During this module you will learn the importance of design cycles and product requirements. You will develop the skills required to design a system from initial problem to final conceptual design.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Advanced Vehicle Dynamics

15 Credits
Data Analysts and Race car performance engineers require excellent knowledge of vehicle dynamics and vehicle performance through the application of mathematical methods and data analysis for such a role in the Industry. In this module you will study the effects of vehicle dynamic modelling and set-up changes, enabling you to strategise effectively, both pre (through validated models), during and post- race events to maximise racecar performance.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Engineering Management Practices

15 Credits
As you develop your career it is more than likely you will take on more of a management role whether this be as a team leader in an engineering or research department or as Team Principle. It is essential that you understanding the concepts of management and the legislation surrounding the motorsport industry. This module teaches you the art of managing people whether they be staff or drivers, how to negotiate sponsorship agreements, prepare and agree driver contracts and the legalities of all aspects of a race team from race truck legislation to employment law.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Multi-Physics Analysis for Motorsport

15 Credits
Advanced computational fluid dynamics is an imperative part of validating models against real-world results. This module continues your knowledge of thermodynamic and fluid mechanic phenomena by applying analysis to problems of pervasive flow and species so that you can effectively secure solutions to race vehicle design concepts via moving meshes, multi-species environments and temperature dependant flow modelling. Access to Star CCM+ CFD software included.

CPD Fee:

£1195

on enrolment

Driver Coaching

15 Credits
An important part of the Chief data analyst skillset is the understanding of measured data and the importance of video recording to enable both set-up changes and improve driver performance. This module teaches you the fundamentals of industry standard data and video recording software and how to effectively review and utilise this information and feedback to the driver to ensure an improvement in lap time.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Race Car Applications

15 Credits
An important part of the race-car engineer’s skillset is the understanding of the mathematical applications of race vehicles and how to critically analyse the system behaviour so that future development plans, race strategies and system modelling can be appropriately generated and utilised. This module teaches you how to develop your own mathematical models through an introduction to Matlab and Simulink.
Please Note: Students MUST purchase their own license for the Matlab/Similink software to study this module.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment

Race Strategy Optimisation

15 Credits
With many race series now restricting testing, race teams performing in high-end race-series rely more on race simulation and strategic mathematical decisions before and during race events. This module introduces you to the process of race strategy through vehicle simulation, lap-time simulation and data analysis.
Please Note: Students MUST purchase their own license for the Matlab/Similink software to study this module.

CPD Fee:

£995

on enrolment