Cranfield University has received accreditation from the Royal Aeronautical Society for its prestigious motorsport Master’s course, adding to existing accreditation from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
This double accreditation offers students a significant advantage when applying for Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status and provides additional recognition with employers who appreciate the added value of courses endorsed by respected professional bodies.
Cranfield’s Motorsport Engineering and Management MSc course was recognised for the high quality of its teaching, its unparalleled links with industry, such as the partnership with Silverstone Circuits and the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), and the excellent benefits associated with the course, including access to state-of-the-art facilities including wind tunnels, vehicle dynamics rigs, power-train test area, racing car simulator, composites laboratories and the FIA approved Cranfield Impact Centre.
The accreditation boosts the existing high profile of the course, which is directed through its own motorsport advisory committee chaired by Alex Burns, Chief Executive Officer at Williams F1. The MSc Motorsport Engineering and Management covers a range of subjects from business management to aerodynamics and CFD; an area that links to Cranfield’s work in aerospace and makes use of the University’s wind tunnel facilities and super-computing.
The MSc course attracts students from various sectors and backgrounds including aerodynamicists, CFD and mechanical engineers as well as physicists.
Further information on the Motorsport Engineering and Management MSc