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Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)

Course code G68

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 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.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

G68

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

G68

CRICOS code

056770F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $27,600

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

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

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

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
ENM1101Race Car Anatomy15
ENS1154Introduction to Engineering15
ENM1102Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design15
MAT1137Introductory Applied Mathematics15

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
ENS1101Engineering Mechanics15
ENS1115Materials and Manufacturing 115
ENS1162Electrical Engineering 1A15
MAT1250Mathematics 115

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
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
ENS2108Mechanical Science15
ENS2159Engineering Innovation and Ethics15
ENM2209Race Car Systems15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2110Materials and Manufacturing 215
ENS3105Mechanical Design and Development15
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS2214Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3173Technology Practicum
ENM3211Motorsports Project 115
ENS5261Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Systems15
ENS5114Advanced Mechanical Design15
Elective Unit15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENM3212Motorsports Project 230
ENS5543Engineering Management15
Elective Unit15
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2170Principles of Industrial Maintenance15
ENS2257Microprocessor Systems15
MAT1251Mathematics 215
ENS5170Engineering Systems15
ENS3553Signals and Systems15
ENS3243Structural Analysis15
ENM3218Fluid Mechanics15
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids15
ENS1253Electrical Engineering 1B15
ENS3220Electrical Machines and Transformers15

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

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively to achieve personal and team goals in professional practice.
  2. Apply critical thinking and judgement to problem solving and the development of innovative design solutions to motorsports technology problems.
  3. Communicate ideas to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge to peers, the motorsports technology profession and the wider community.
  4. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of mechanical design principles and processes.
  5. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of common manufacturing processes and materials used for different engineering applications.
  6. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems.
  7. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the principles of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics and engineering dynamics.
  8. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the systems and components of a racing car and the techniques used in racing car design and manufacture.
  9. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the theory, technical and practical applications relevant to motorsports and related technology areas.
  10. Demonstrate initiative and planning in the application of appropriate principles, tools and technologies to generate solutions to motorsports technology problems.
  11. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning in the design and testing of a device, component or systems used in motorsports technology.
  12. Demonstrate the requisite levels of technology, information and numeric literacy as well as technical skills to perform effectively in the motorsports technology profession.
  13. Identify sustainability issues and principles that are applicable to motorsports technology and the wider community and integrate them into motorsports technology solutions.
  14. Incorporate an awareness of cross-cultural and indigenous issues in the conduct of professional practice in motorsports technology.
  15. Understand and interpret international developments and global best practices in motorsports technology.
  16. Utilise technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and apply knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex motorsports technology problems.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Engineers Australia

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $27,600 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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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

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