Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Introduction to Motosport 2

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

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION This Unit further builds on the fundamentals explored in DGP0858 Introduction to Motorsport I, where after learning about the inner making of a car, you will be driven to the next level and understand what makes a difference in making a top-level race car.

The student will be given the opportunity to understand how different systems and enterprises, such as race diagnostics and telemetry, composite and alloy structures, cost modelling and stock taking, are integrated together. All of this builds upon topics covered in the prerequisite unit.

Similar to the first semester, the course will be based on lectures delivered by the University advisor together with current and previous UOMR team members. The theoretical sessions will be complemented by practical sessions in the garage, test days and events. At the end of the course, the student will have a deeper understanding of the dynamics of a race car, and also the opportunity to become more directly involved in the team.

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Learning Objectives:

- Mechanical engineering topics such as advanced vehicle dynamics, electronic engine management and composite techniques;
- Electrical engineering topics such as advanced data acquisition and implementation of sensors;
- Business practices such as marketing, event planning and logistic and an overview of team management;
- Advanced race engineering & rigorous testing techniques and their outcomes.


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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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.