In a nutshell
You have a knack for problem-solving and want an exciting career in technology. Take your first career step with this Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course from Edith Cowan University.
A unique qualification tailored for students interested in working in the motorsports industry, this comprehensive qualification covers both the science of motorsport technology design, simulation and fabrication, and the management issues associated with the production of complex automotive systems.
In this course, you’ll build both technical skills to help solve design problems, and the management, teamwork and problem-solving skills required to thrive in the industry after course completion. You’ll build a foundation in maths, physics, engineering and design, and specialise your knowledge with subjects including mechanical design, engineering and systems processing.
This course also acts as a straightforward pathway to working professionally as an engineer – articulation may be available towards the Master of Engineering, allowing you to become qualified as a professionally accredited engineer with just two further years of study.
If you enjoy working with details and like problem-solving, this course could be your first step towards a meaningful new career in the exciting motorsports industry.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s standard requirements; OR
- Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency and special admission requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU’s Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admission Requirements: It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can complete bridging units during the first year of their studies, if required, if students have not passed one or more of these subjects.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Race car anatomy
- Introduction to engineering
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Introductory applied mathematics
- Engineering mechanics
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Mechanical science
- Engineering innovation and ethics
- Race car systems
- Materials and manufacturing 2
- Mechanical design and development
- Engineering dynamics
- Computer-aided design and manufacturing
- Technology practicum
- Motorsports project 1
- Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
- Advanced mechanical design
- Motorsports project 2
- Engineering management
- Principles of industrial maintenance
- Microprocessor systems
- Mathematics 2
- Engineering systems
- Signals and systems
- Structural analysis
- Fluid mechanics
- Mechanics of solids
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Electrical machines and transformers
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.