Post-Master Degree Motorsport Engineering and Performance
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.
This MS® program is offered in partnership with the French Federation of Motorsport, some modules are provided by the FFSA Academy in Le Mans.
AIM of the Post-Master Degree MOTORSPORT ENgineering and performance
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.
- Teaching faculty heavily involved in the industrial sector;
- Concrete and practical project-based approach.
Skills acquired during this post-master degree
- 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, optimise 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 tyres, analyze tyre behavior, analyze the impact of tyres on performance;
- Analyze pilot behavior, identify track safety;
- Manage projects, write reports, communicate and speak in public.
Syllabus : 480 hours of academic coursework
(September to February)
6 months minimum of in-company operational training followed by a professional thesis defense (march to august)
- Teaching modules assessed via exams and case studies;
- Academic project & Professional thesis assessed via dissertation.
- 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.
Post-Master degree Industrial partners : ORECA
Course breakdown: Lectures, case studies, team work project and management,
Number of credits: 75 ECTS
This program is open to all foreign and French students holding a Master Degree (preferably in scientific fields, business master may also apply). Applicants proving 3 years of professional
experience should have completed four years of studies in an engineering (Master Level ot Advanced Bachelor). Applicants should have English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 91, TOEIC: 850 or IELTS: 6.5).
Location: ESTACA Campus Ouest, Le Castellet
Application period: application is to be sent before July 30th for non-European students (visa requirements) and August 30th for European students.
Admission process: on-line on admissions.estaca.fr
Degree accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles http://www.cge.asso.fr/en