Introduction to Motorsport Engineering

This course is aimed at the students who are interested in the field of Motorsport Engineering and also FSAE and BAJA participants who are interested in gaining knowledge regarding racing vehicles. This course is for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering students, who are taking part in FSAE and BAJA competitions and also interested in the field of Automotive/Motorsport Engineering as a part of their master's degree.

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 3 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Course Overview

  • The course is directed towards the application of Multibody dynamics concepts in the field of Vehicle Dynamics.
  • The course covers industrial projects, in which the student learns Vehicle Dynamics from basics.
  • The course incorporates the mathematical modeling of the various Vehicle-based parameters.
  • The course involves various sub-topics including suspension modeling, steering, tire models, ride dynamics, and ride handling parameters.

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - Racing Car Basics

  • We will begin this course by laying a foundation for the basic concepts of racing cars. The performance of a racing car depends on its layout. In order to ensure that the layout design delivers good performance, the following steps must be executed
    • Identify important design objectives for a successful racing car
    • Compute loads on a car during operating conditions like
    • Acceleration
    • Braking
    • Cornering
    • Study how these loads influence the aerodynamic forces acting on the car

Week 02-03 - Suspension Systems

  • For optimum performance, we must be able to understand the objectives of suspension systems. In this session, we will focus on
    • Providing secure locations for suspension attachment to chassis, which can endure road loads and aerodynamic loads
    • Designing a double-wishbone suspension and understanding how geometry changes affect vehicle control
    • Using simple graph sheets or software packages to tune suspension properties for parts like toe and camber
    • Selecting suitable structural members by learning to calculate loads on suspension members
    • Learning to control the pitching of a car using suspension links, anti-squat, and anti-dive controls

Week 04 - Springs, Dampers and Anti-roll Bars

  • The primary purpose of a spring and damper in a race car is to optimize contact between the tire and road. In this session, we will focus on these parts to understand the dynamic behavior of racing cars by
    • Understanding springs, dampers arrangement on racing cars
    • Designing spring length and stiffness
    • Understanding the reasoning behind choosing a spring stiffness and spring length
    • Making simple excel tools to understand primary ride behavior
    • Understanding basic types of racing dampers
    • Designing an anti-roll system

Week 05 - Vehicle Stability/Balance

  • Understanding vehicle stability is important to know the dynamics of a car. In this module, we will
    • Learn about the factors that influence understeer or oversteers like tire slip angle and body slip angle etc
    • Estimate the values of understeer/oversteer or neutral steer a race car must have
    • Learn about the significance of rolling resistance and camber thrust
    • Study the importance of slip ratio during acceleration and braking
    • Explore topics such as tire testing for the tire mathematical model: Pacejka tire model
    • Study about the influence of lateral load transfer/suspension roll stiffness on tire performance
    • Estimate the actual amount of jacking during cornering

Week 06 - Steering and Front Wheel Assembly

  • In this module, we will focus on learning about the components involved in the front wheel assembly and how they are packaged. We will
    • Study about the importance of minimizing the unsprung mass
    • Understand racing car steering systems and how to avoid problems
    • Evaluate loads on wheel upright and facilitate effective cornering
    • Understand steering geometry and which geometry improves cornering performance
    • Learn how the anti-Ackerman geometry can help peak cornering performance

Week 07 - Rear Wheel Assembly and Power Transmission

  • In this session, we will learn about the various components involved in rear wheel assembly and understand the relationship between power and torque. We will then learn how they influence the optimum gear ratios for racing. Then we will move on to investigating different types of differentials and how they influence handling behavior. Finally, we will learn how to set the length of the fifth link to set bump steer

Week 08 - Brakes

  • In this session, we will understand the elements of a braking system and key objectives in brake system design. We will also study the importance of brake balance and how it is achieved. Then we will evaluate loads on the brake pedal and its assembly.

Week 09 - Chassis Structure

  • In this module, we will learn to be covering topics that will make us familiar with the chassis structure. Some of the important modules we will learn about include
    • Design objectives of a racing car structure
    • Different types of structures like space-frame, Monique, and stressed skin
    • Loads on the chassis structure
    • Analysis techniques for the frame
    • Passive safety structures

Week 10 - Final Session

  • For an engineer, it is important to understand how to prepare a new car for testing. CAE and testing go hand-in-hand, and so it is important to test the vehicle and have a correlated CAE model. In this final session, we will learn
    • How to setup suspension geometry, including ride height, corner weights, camber, and toe
    • The benefits of a data logging system
    • How to set dampers on track

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 3 Projects that are available in this program.

Chassis Structure

In this project, the student will analyze a chassis structure for stress and deflection.

Suspension Design

In this project, the student will understand the design intention for a particular characteristic of a suspension like bump steer, low unsprung mass

Tyre Performance

The student will learn how to select tyres and understand their performance in various settings as part of this project.

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Fast-track your career into the motorsport industry

This is the best course for motorsport engineering to hone your expertise in high-performance motorsport engineering. Advanced motorsport engineering courses offer a unique combination of learning from industry experts and motorsport-related industry projects that prepare you for the real-world motorsport industry.

This is a 12-week motorsport engineering course online and has three fee-structure types with the basic program starting at INR 7000/- You can scroll down for a detailed range of the fee plans.

The goals of the program are—

  • Master application of multibody dynamics concepts in vehicle dynamics.
  • Introduce mathematical modelling of various vehicle-based parameters.
  • Cover sub-topics like ride dynamics, ride handling parameters, suspension modelling, steering, and tire models.
  • Prepare for work in the motorsport industry through industry projects.

The course is structured as follows—

  • Racing Car Basics
  • Suspension Systems
  • Springs, Dampers, and Anti-roll bars
  • Vehicle Stability
  • Steering, Front- and Rear Wheel Assembly, and Power Transmission
  • Brakes
  • Chassis Structure
  • CAE and testing

Especially designed by our close links with industry experts, you can undertake three projects that are available in this program

Who should take our Motorsport Engineering Course Online?

Motorsport Engineering is a highly competitive industry that covers all components of motorsport engineering, including high-performance engines, modern race vehicles, application of hybrid power delivery, aerodynamics, and other vehicle stability mechanisms and methodologies.

Advanced motorsport engineering courses require candidates that have a curiosity and passion for learning about the fast-paced car industry. This motorsport engineering course online is suited for students, working professionals, and others interested in learning about the development and growth of the multi-faceted field of motorsport engineering.

This includes beginners who want an introduction to motorsport engineering or motorsport engineers with experience in motorsport racing.

However, engineering, other non-engineering students, and candidates from varied subject disciplines can also participate in the course, especially if you want to make a career in the glamorous global field of motorsport engineering. Lastly, this course is also advantageous for engineering students participating in FSAE and BAJA competitions.

What will you learn?

Motorsport engineering is an ambitious and competitive sector. Our advanced motorsport engineering courses focus on a high-quality learning experience with access to motorsport industry professionals.

This course will help you get first-hand learning experience of several manufacturing techniques, engine performance, stability systems, aerodynamics, and other designs and prototypes of racing cars.

The carefully evaluated syllabus is divided over 12 weeks—

Racing Car Basics 

Familiarizing with basic car operations like braking, cornering, acceleration, and its influence on aerodynamic forces.

Suspension systems 

This includes learning about the objectives of suspension systems necessary for optimum performance.

Springs, dampers, and anti-roll bars 

Understanding the dynamic behaviour of racing cars, special focus will be laid on the arrangement of these parts.

Vehicle Stability 

Learning about vehicle stability through understeer/oversteer/neutral steer values, slip ratio during braking and acceleration, etc.

Steering, power transmission, front-and-rear wheel assembly 

Mastering concepts of car steering for racing cars and other fundamental concepts involved in car wheel assembly related to power and torque.

Brake system design 

Learn about brake balance, brake pedal, and its assembly.

Chassis Structure

Cover core concepts of chassis structure through racing car structure of space-frame, Monique, etc.

CAE and testing 

Prepare a new car for testing and understand the CAE model.

Skills you will gain.

The course will strengthen your analytical thinking skills, heighten your ability to repair, use and maintain tools and machines, and improve your attention to detail. Furthermore, it will also help in:

  • Planning and execution skills for motorsport projects
  • Skills required to build, test, and design racing cars
  • Affinity to understand numerical/software/technical data
  • LinkedIn profiling

Key Highlights

  • Students will receive an E-Verified Certification and Merit (Top 5%) Certificates on completing the course.
  • The online course is for 12 weeks.
  • You will work on three industry projects to strengthen your resume during this course.
  • This course has a flexible fee structure with three payment plans that you can choose from.

Career Opportunities

Advanced motorsport engineering courses like these prepare you to build, design, and test racing cars. With knowledge and experience, you could further advance in your career by specializing in a particular field of motorsport engineering like Electronics, Mechanical, Aerodynamics, Testing, and Race Team Engineering, among others.

This course prepares you for four primary areas of motorsport engineering and the job types they have to offer, viz. production, design, testing, and racing.

You can explore varied jobs to your likings, such as designing prototypes with computer-aided software, testing vehicle models before full-scale production, building production models, conducting quality control tests, assessing vehicle dynamics, and testing based on safety performance, cost, and strength.

 Some of the job roles you could then opt for look like this—

  • Data Engineer
  • Performance Engineer/Analyst
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Performance Software Engineer
  • Design Engineer- Aerodynamics
  • Model Maker
  • Fabricator
  • Materials Tester  

FAQs on Introduction to Motorsport Engineering

1, What is the duration of this course at Skill-Lync?

The duration of this online certification course is 12 weeks. 

2, How do I contact Skill-Lync’s team in case of questions about the course?

You can request a call on Skill-Lync’s website by submitting your phone and email contact. The team will contact you shortly after.

3, Is motorsport engineering a good career?

The motorsport industry is globally competitive. It offers jobs in various subfields, and all the jobs in the motorsport industry have a basis in mechanical engineering.

4, What is the fee structure of this online certification course?

This online certification course is available in three payment plans that range from INR 7000 for two months of access to INR 10000 for four months of access, and INR 15000 for lifetime access.

5, What pay should I expect if I want to become a motorsport engineer?

The salary of a motorsport engineer is widely variable, ranging from £18,000 to £60,000, with average working hours of 35-40 hours per week.

6, Will I be working on any projects during the course?

The course will allow you to learn via 3 project comprehensive projects that will enhance your knowledge and you can show on your resume.

7, Will I get a certificate upon course completion?

Yes, you will get a Skill-Lync certificate after you complete the course.

8, Is this an online course?

Yes, this course is 100% online.


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Areas of expertise

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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