Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)

Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Mechanical Technologist | Automotive Technologist

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Last modified: 03 Jun 2019

In a Nutshell

You have a knack for problem-solving and want an exciting career in technology. Take your first career step with this Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course from Edith Cowan University. 

A unique qualification tailored for students interested in working in the motorsports industry, this comprehensive qualification covers both the science of motorsport technology design, simulation and fabrication, and the management issues associated with the production of complex automotive systems. 

In this course, you'll build both technical skills to help solve design problems, and the management, teamwork and problem-solving skills required to thrive in the industry after course completion. You'll build a foundation in maths, physics, engineering and design, and specialise your knowledge with subjects including mechanical design, engineering and systems processing. 

This course also acts as a straightforward pathway to working professionally as an engineer - articulation may be available towards the Master of Engineering, allowing you to become qualified as a professionally accredited engineer with just two further years of study. 

If you enjoy working with details and like problem-solving, this course could be your first step towards a meaningful new career in the exciting motorsports industry. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:

    • Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
    • Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
    • Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
    • Hold a STAT result that meets ECU's standard requirements; OR
    • Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
    • Meet ECU's English Competency and special admission requirements (see below).

    Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent. 

    If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience-Based Entry Scheme. 

    Special Admission Requirements: 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.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Race car anatomy
    • Introduction to engineering
    • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
    • Introductory applied mathematics
    • Engineering mechanics
    • Materials and manufacturing 1
    • Electrical engineering 1A
    • Mathematics 1
    • Instrumentation and measurement
    • Mechanical science
    • Engineering innovation and ethics
    • Race car systems
    • Materials and manufacturing 2
    • Mechanical design and development
    • Engineering dynamics
    • Computer-aided design and manufacturing
    • Technology practicum
    • Motorsports project 1
    • Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
    • Advanced mechanical design
    • Motorsports project 2
    • Engineering management
    • Principles of industrial maintenance
    • Microprocessor systems
    • Mathematics 2
    • Engineering systems
    • Signals and systems
    • Structural analysis
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Mechanics of solids
    • Electrical engineering 1B
    • Electrical machines and transformers
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  • Why Edith Cowan University?

    Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

    ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

    From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

    Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

    When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) from Edith Cowan University. 

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of motorsport technology. After completing this course, you may choose to work as an automotive technologist or a mechanical technologist. 

You may also choose to seek employment in the automotive industry more broadly, seeking work in product design and development, manufacturing, marketing and project management.

This course also acts as a pathway to working professionally as an accredited engineer. After completing this qualification, you may choose to apply for the Master of Engineering course, and pursue work as a professionally accredited engineer. 

Let's Talk Price

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs.

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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