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.
- Teaching faculty heavily involved in the industrial sector;
- Concrete and practical project-based approach.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lectures, case studies, teamwork project, and management.
Number of credits
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).