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    This looks so brilliant :

    Msc Motorsport Engineering and Management

    You can get bursaries from WilliamsF1 and are almost guaranteed a career in F1. Did you know that the chief race engineer for McLaren F1 earns £2M pa!!
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    I don't mean to put a dampener on things but I doubt that a degree from Cranfield University, no matter how specialised it is, will necessarily "guarantee" you a career in F1.
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    (Original post by Recusant)
    I don't mean to put a dampener on things but I doubt that a degree from Cranfield University, no matter how specialised it is, will necessarily "guarantee" you a career in F1.
    is cranfield university not very respected then? i am not too hot on post graduate studies unis
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    (Original post by jamierwilliams)
    is cranfield university not very respected then? i am not too hot on post graduate studies unis
    surely the fact that this course is supported by WilliamsF1 means that it must have some credibility
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    Whilst in academic circles Cranfield isn't the most prestigious of institutions it maintains decent links with industry particularly in the areas related to fluids and aerodynamics They have some useful test facilities (i.e. wind tunnels) at Cranfield which industry often uses. One of the engines I worked on during a summer vac was tested at Cranfield
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    On all of the websites for careers in F1 it states that jobs are usually offered to people already within F1....and then you go to another website and it says the same (for a different company of course), so where on earth are people meant to start an F1 career?
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    (Original post by jamierwilliams)
    On all of the websites for careers in F1 it states that jobs are usually offered to people already within F1....and then you go to another website and it says the same (for a different company of course), so where on earth are people meant to start an F1 career?
    With difficulty! Cambridge Engineering Department runs a few 4th year projects every year in conjunction with McLaren and a few of those people will move on to full-time employment post-graduation.

    I guess that they just headhunt and look for new people when and if they need them.
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    With difficulty! Cambridge Engineering Department runs a few 4th year projects every year in conjunction with McLaren and a few of those people will move on to full-time employment post-graduation.

    I guess that they just headhunt and look for new people when and if they need them.
    Now that would be a dream job - Imola, Monaco, Indiannapolis etc. Amazing salary, pit girls, tax free?

    Why can't I become an engineer now?

    I remember - because I'm entering a profession where the top jobs are attainable.
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    (Original post by shiny)
    With difficulty! Cambridge Engineering Department runs a few 4th year projects every year in conjunction with McLaren and a few of those people will move on to full-time employment post-graduation.

    I guess that they just headhunt and look for new people when and if they need them.
    thats brilliant....you probably know thats where I hope to go .....what kind of project do they do (something to do with computational fluid mechanics/dynamics?)?....also, would a company like mclaren allow employees/graduates to obtain chartered status or would you have to do something else first?
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Now that would be a dream job - Imola, Monaco, Indiannapolis etc. Amazing salary, pit girls, tax free?

    Why can't I become an engineer now?

    I remember - because I'm entering a profession where the top jobs are attainable.
    is that law? if so, there is one comapny in the city where the chance of becoming a partner is under 1%!!!!!
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    (Original post by jamierwilliams)
    thats brilliant....you probably know thats where I hope to go .....what kind of project do they do (something to do with computational fluid mechanics/dynamics?)?....also, would a company like mclaren allow employees/graduates to obtain chartered status or would you have to do something else first?
    I think there are some in Fluids and some in Control Systems Engineering (the Head of the Department Keith Glover is meant to be the tops in Control Theory ). I don't really know that much because the projects are *secret* and you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement before you start. Only the examiners and McLaren themselves are allowed to know the details

    I am sure McLaren supports employees working towards Chartered Status It's in their interest really to have the best, most qualified and happy workforce.
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    (Original post by shiny)
    I think there are some in Fluids and some in Control Systems Engineering (the Head of the Department Keith Glover is meant to be the tops in Control Theory ). I don't really know that much because the projects are *secret* and you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement before you start. Only the examiners and McLaren themselves are allowed to know the details
    why are you smiling so much? its not a bad thing but i keep seeing when you write.
    are you in love?
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    (Original post by jamierwilliams)
    is that law? if so, there is one comapny in the city where the chance of becoming a partner is under 1%!!!!!
    I'm just being deliberately abrasive, lol. Although having said that, my main point is that being an F1 engineer must rank alongside being a NASA engineer in terms of inaccesibility? I personally know highly salaried solicitors and barristers - and even the odd partner of a big firm. I don't know a single F1 engineer though .
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    (Original post by chats)
    why are you smiling so much? its not a bad thing but i keep seeing when you write. are you in love?
    Just very smiley
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Just very smiley

    theyve even taken over you signature!
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    I'm just being deliberately abrasive, lol. Although having said that, my main point is that being an F1 engineer must rank alongside being a NASA engineer in terms of inaccesibility? I personally know highly salaried solicitors and barristers - and even the odd partner of a big firm. I don't know a single F1 engineer though .
    fair point!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    I think there are some in Fluids and some in Control Systems Engineering (the Head of the Department Keith Glover is meant to be the tops in Control Theory ). I don't really know that much because the projects are *secret* and you have to sign a non-disclosure agreement before you start. Only the examiners and McLaren themselves are allowed to know the details

    I am sure McLaren supports employees working towards Chartered Status It's in their interest really to have the best, most qualified and happy workforce.
    Is control systems a project you do when you have done the systems and control modules?
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    in 3rd and 4th year i hope to do these modules if i get into cam....

    3rd:

    Fluid Mechanics I (double)
    Fluid Mechanics II (double)
    Machine Design - Transmission
    Systems & Control

    4th:

    Computational fluid dynamics
    Aerodynamics
    Control system design
    Advanced computational fluid dynamics
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    (Original post by jamierwilliams)
    Is control systems a project you do when you have done the systems and control modules?
    At the end of the third year the Department publishes a list of projects. You pick the a few that interest you and matches your skills and then you discuss it with the supervisor They will then decide whether you want to take you on as a project student (you might have competition).
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    (Original post by shiny)
    At the end of the third year the Department publishes a list of projects. You pick the a few that interest you and matches your skills and then you discuss it with the supervisor They will then decide whether you want to take you on as a project student (you might have competition).
    and mclaren sponsors a couple of the projects, i assume?
 
 
 
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