20 credits at level HE6
The aims of this module are:
• To develop in the student the ability to critically evaluate the health and safety aspects associated with a motor sport event within the U.K.
• To develop in the student the ability to critically discuss the current innovative designs linked with motor sport.
• To raise in the student a critical awareness of management techniques utilised within motor sport.
• To develop in the student the ability to critically assess the effects of sponsorship within motor sport.
. To appreciate the basic terminology and chassis setup with regard to vehicle handling. Realise the importance of data logging for vehicle development.
1) Health and safety aspects specific to motor sport events within the UK.
2) Currently accepted and latest technology within motor sport.
3) Management, motivation and organisation of teams and individuals within motor sport.
4) Relationship between manufacturers and motor sport.
5) Motor sport and the environment
6) Vehicle handling and chssis dynamics.
The module will be delivered by a small team of lecturing staff. The team will be expected to draw upon their own individual experience and expertise. The students will encounter a full range of delivery techniques from formal lectures to site visits. Several case studies will be utilised and role playing will form part of the learning experience.
The learning hours for this module are made up of the following components:
Lectures 10 x 2: 20 hrs
Laboratory: 5 hrs
Background Reading: 40 hrs
Site Visits: 10 hrs
Assignment: 40 hrs
Role Play: 10 hrs
Case Studies 3 x 15: 45 hrs
Preparation: 30 hrs
There will be 3 elements to the assessment:
1. A combination of a module assignment and a formal presentation. The module assignment will require the students to carry out an in depth analysis of all the significant aspects concerned with the staging of a motorsport event, concentrating upon safety, sponsorship, management and environmental issues. The final submission should be in report form the quality and style reflecting a level 3 module. The presentation would be a summary of the report and findings, it is expected that a software package such as Powerpoint would be utilised.
2. A module assignment. The module assignment will require the students to research current literature and subsequently produce an article which is suitable for submission to a relevant trade journal or motor sport magazine.
3. A relevant and current case study. The student will be expected to complete a range of evaluative tasks in response to the demands of the case study. These tasks will include report writing, attending interviews, giving presentations, displaying leadership and the ability to work as a group member.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically evaluate some of the environmental aspects related to motor sport.||Effectively question the balance between environment and motor sport.|
|2.||Demonstrate a critical awareness of the factors that influence the involvement of sponsors with motor sport.||
• Critically evaluate good practice of event management.
• Give examples of major motor sport developments/innovations.
|3.||• Identify critical developments and designs that have impacted on motor sport and vehicle handling.||
• Demonstrate effective use of organisation/ management styles.
• Justify green light tolerance of staging an event.
|4.||• Evaluate the impact motor sport has on manufacturing and vice versa.
• Use data to establish conformity to regulations governing events.
|5.||Demonstrate independence in their approach to study.||Access and make use of published resources independently|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Report produced in Level 3 faculty format Plus a presentation||Written Article||Case study|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
British Motor Sports Yearbook RACMSA ISBN 0 0901478334
FIA Motor Sports Yearbook FIA
Making a start in Motorsport Simon Arron PSL 1852601183
MSA Officials Year Book (UK Regs)
MSA Motor Sports Directory
High Performance Driving, Bob Bondurant ISBN 0-87938-256-2
Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, Thomas D. Gillespie ISBN 1-56091-199-9
New Directions in Suspension Design, Colin Campbell ISBN 0-8376-0150-9
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