Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)

General

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Program Description

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Develops core problem-solving abilities and the technical, financial and management skills associated with manufacturing industries in general, and the motorsports industry in particular.

Students gain a solid understanding of the design, simulation and fabrication processes, and the management issues associated with the production of the complex automotive systems and the components that underpin the motorsport industry. The course provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment, with an enthusiastic and articulate approach that reflects the culture of motorsports.

Students also have the opportunity to further develop competencies through the provision of extra-curricular activities to help progression into the motorsports industry.

Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

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.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM1101 Race Car Anatomy 15
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer-Aided Design 15
MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics 15

Note: Students who have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics before they can enrol in MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Students who have passed Year 11 Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) can consider discussing a pre-requisite waiver with the Mathematics coordinator to enable them to enrol into MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Note: Students who have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol in MAT1250 Mathematics 1 in Year 1 Semester 1 in place of MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics, and enrol in MAT1251 Mathematics 2 in Year 1 Semester 2 in place of MAT1250 Mathematics 1.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics 15
ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
MAT1250 Mathematics 1 15

Note: Students who have not passed Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR (or equivalents) must complete the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics before they can enrol in ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2108 Mechanical Science 15
ENS3105 Mechanical Design and Development 15
ENM2209 Race Car Systems 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2110 Materials and Manufacturing 2 15
ENS5114 Advanced Mechanical Design 15
ENS2113 Engineering Dynamics 15
ENS2214 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3173 Technology Practicum  
ENM3211 Motorsports Project 1 15
ENS5261 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems 15
ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics 15
Elective Unit   15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM3212 Motorsports Project 2 30
ENS5543 Engineering Management 15
Elective Unit   15

Recommended Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance 15
ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems 15
MAT1251 Mathematics 2 15
ENS5170 Engineering Systems 15
ENS3553 Signals and Systems 15
ENS3243 Structural Analysis 15
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
ENS3190 Mechanics of Solids 15
ENS1253 Electrical Engineering 1B 15
ENS3220 Electrical Machines and Transformers 15

Note: Electives chosen from outside this list must be approved by the Course Coordinator.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the motorsports technology domain.
  • Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage projects in the motorsports technology domain, with some intellectual independence.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the motorsports technology domain, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the motorsports technology discipline and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement motorsports technology projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary practice in the motorsports technology domain.
  • Think critically, and apply established engineering methods to broadly defined motorsports problems.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Engineers Australia.

Career Opportunities

As well as employment in the motorsports industry, graduates also have broader employment opportunities in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing and project management.

Possible future job titles

Automotive Technologist, Mechanical Technologist.

Last updated May 2020

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