Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology - Foundation Degree with Foundation Year

Course Code: EA1HE121

UCAS Code: M3T7


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
12/09/2022Bispham Campus3 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Course timetable

Duration: 3 days a week
Day/s of week: Mon, Tues and Weds  
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Indicative Delivery 80% On-site at the ATC, Bispham Campus and 20% On-line

This three-year course includes a foundation year - a one-year bridging programme for those without the qualifications required to start the Foundation Degree in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology.

The foundation year also serves as a good, optional reintroduction to study for those who have spent a significant period in industry.

As part of this course, after completing your foundation year you will progress directly to the foundation degree.

This course has been designed with local, national and international employers to provide you with the knowledge, skills and qualification for senior engineering design and R&D roles in the Automotive and Motorsport industry.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills required in research, development, manufacturing and quality assurance roles.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 36 UCAS Tariff Points (excluding Functional Skills) in a relevant discipline or subject area:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle, Motorsport, Vehicle Body, Paint, or
  • EE from Maths and Physics A/AS-level qualifications.

Applicants able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered.

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Qualification Obtained

FdEng Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Technology

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


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.


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 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.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Engineering PrinciplesEA4MD04520Mandatory
Computer Aided Engineering and DesignEA4MD04920Mandatory
Vehicle Aerodynamics and ComputationalEA4MD05020Mandatory
Combustion Engine DevelopmentEA4MD05120Mandatory
Engineering Practical ApplicationsEA4MD05220Mandatory
Introduction to Academic StudyEA4MD05320Mandatory
Automotive Powertrain FundamentalsEA4MD04620Mandatory
Automotive CompositesEA4MD04720Mandatory
Automotive ManufacturingEA4MD04820Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Major ProjectEA5MD05140Mandatory
Advanced Engineering PrinciplesEA5MD05220Mandatory
Hybrid Powertrain DesignEA5MD05320Mandatory
Vehicle Dynamics and Data LoggingEA5MD05420Mandatory
Work Based Research ProjectEA5MD05520Optional (most common)
Work Based LearningEA5MD05720Optional

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled 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.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Specification

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