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.

Aim

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).

Assessment

  • 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.

Language

  • English

Number of credits

  • 75 ECTS

Eligibility

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).

Program taught in:
  • English

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