Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Introduction to Motosport 1

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION Throughout the years, the University of Malta racing team has designed, built and competed with a number of formula-style race cars, including involvement in prestigious Formula Student events throughout Europe.

The student will be allowed to join team members of University of Malta Racing and learn what it takes to make a competition ready racing car and work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

An opportunity will be given to learn about a wide range of motorsport related topics. From detailed engineering subjects, to business practices and testing techniques.

The course will be based on lectures delivered by the team`s University advisor together with current and previous UOMR team members. The theoretical sessions will be complemented by practical demonstrations and sessions in the workshop, test days and events.

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Learning Objectives:

- Mechanical engineering topics such as basic vehicle dynamics, engine architecture and applications of composite components.
- Electrical engineering topics such as basic data acquisition, communication protocols and fundamentals of electronics in motorsport.
- Business practices such as basic book keeping, fund management and how to maintain a positive sponsor relationship.
- Basics of race engineering & testing procedure.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

Unit Material

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants. A limit on the maximum number of applicants applies.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Workshop

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Robert Ghirlando (Co-ord.)
Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2019/0, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.