Post-Master Degree Motorsport Engineering Performance


Program Description

A Unique Program in France to Meet the Needs of the Competitive Motorsports Sector

Competitive motorsports need qualified engineers specially trained to work in this sector. The Motorsport Engineering Performance Post-master’s degree answers this need with a course that builds high-level skills and expertise in the Motorsport sector. Developed jointly with the French company and team ORECA, a specialist in the design and production of racing cars, this MS® provides training in design, optimization, and organization of all the technical solutions in the Motorsport sector, but also mastery of special production and manufacturing methods.


Acquire the skills to:

  • Design, optimize and organize all the technical solutions;
  • Master and implement product manufacturing methods;
  • Take account of the productivity and quality imperatives of the Motorsport sector.

Program benefits

  • Teaching faculty heavily involved in the industrial sector;
  • Concrete and practical project-based approach.

Skills acquired

  • Identify the different categories, race tracks, and regulations in motorsport;
  • Use sensors, analyze signals, video imaging, use chassis or engine data acquisition analysis methods, adjust a chassis or engine, make recommendations;
  • Identify race vehicle architecture, make and analyze dimensioning calculations, pilot and analyze mechanical tests, propose new solutions, optimize a structure, get to know “new” materials;
  • Define aerodynamic principles, identify aerodynamic phenomena, conduct and analyze wind tunnel tests, use CFD for analysis, organize track trials;
  • Identify the architecture of a combustion engine, an electric, hybrid, and hydrogen engine;
  • Analyze gearbox technology;
  • Identify the materials used in tires, analyze tire behavior, analyze the impact of tires on performance;
  • Analyze pilot behavior, identify track safety;
  • Manage projects, write reports, communicate and speak in public.

480 hours of academic coursework: February to July

6 months minimum of in-company operational training followed by a professional thesis defense (August to January).


  • Teaching modules assessed via exams and case studies;
  • Academic project & Professional thesis assessed via a dissertation.

Job prospects

  • Engineering: chief designer, engineer, structural engineer;
  • Aerodynamics: CFD engineer, wind tunnel engineer, aerodynamic track engineer, design of (new) models;
  • Engines: chief engineer, engine support engineer;
  • Track operations: operating engineer, data engineer, performance engineer, track support engineer;
  • R&D: department manager/R&D activity, R&D engineer;
  • Management: technical director, technical project manager.

Course breakdown

  • Lectures, case studies, teamwork project, and management.


  • English

Number of credits

  • 75 ECTS


This program is open to all foreign and French students holding a Master Degree (preferably in scientific fields, a business master may also apply). Applicants proving 3 years of professional experience should have completed four years of studies in engineering (Master Level of Advanced Bachelor). Applicants should have English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 91, TOEIC: 850 or IELTS: 6.5).

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

Founded in 1925, ESTACA is a member of ISAE group, 1st world cluster in aerospace training and research. ESTACA is highly specialized in the fields of aeronautics, automotive, space and guided transpo ... Read More

Founded in 1925, ESTACA is a member of ISAE group, 1st world cluster in aerospace training and research. ESTACA is highly specialized in the fields of aeronautics, automotive, space and guided transport industries.The training courses constantly evolve to meet the requirement of companies and adapt to the emergence of new technologies or disciplines. Read less
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