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    Hi just wondering if anyone has done/doing Motorsport engineering and if so how much practical is it? Do you actually work on cars? My dream job would be to work as a mechanic for a race team. Would this degree help or would i be better off looking for a apprenticeship?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi just wondering if anyone has done/doing Motorsport engineering and if so how much practical is it? Do you actually work on cars? My dream job would be to work as a mechanic for a race team. Would this degree help or would i be better off looking for a apprenticeship?
    Thanks in advance.
    An apprenticeship would be good as you're learning what you love on the job and will eventually become an engineer, not sure if there are many opportunities though.

    The degree could be any from mechanical, aeronautical or automotive (I think)
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    (Original post by RyanLangton)
    Hi just wondering if anyone has done/doing Motorsport engineering and if so how much practical is it? Do you actually work on cars? My dream job would be to work as a mechanic for a race team. Would this degree help or would i be better off looking for a apprenticeship?
    Thanks in advance.
    To get the practical experience required an apprenticeship or college course is probably most appropriate. If you do an engineering degree you will learn how to design the race vehicles (as opposed to how to build and fix them) and it will be much less hands-on; there might be some workshop experience and opportunity to get involved with Formula Student, but on the whole a degree is more technical. Race mechanics and race engineers do very different jobs.
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    (Original post by RyanLangton)
    Hi just wondering if anyone has done/doing Motorsport engineering and if so how much practical is it? Do you actually work on cars? My dream job would be to work as a mechanic for a race team. Would this degree help or would i be better off looking for a apprenticeship?
    Thanks in advance.
    This would be the same or similar to automotive engineering right?
 
 
 
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