Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Sports Technology

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Loughborough University has an outstanding reputation for Sports Science and Engineering and has developed a synergy of disciplines required to deliver a course in Sports Technology in our dedicated Sports Technology Institute.

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BSc (Hons)

Sports Technology

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Year of entry: 2017

Loughborough University has an outstanding reputation for Sports Science and Engineering and has developed a synergy of disciplines required to deliver a course in Sports Technology in our dedicated Sports Technology Institute.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked 6th  for Mechanical Engineering (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 3rd in the UK  for student satisfaction (NSS 2015)
  • 97% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)
  • Awarded the 2013 Queen’s Anniversary Prize  for High Value Manufacturing

The BSc and BSc (DIS) degree courses are intended for students wishing to pursue a career in the expanding sports-related industry sector. The courses are broad based and cover Sports Science, Design, Technology, and Engineering Science.

Major themes focus on sports equipment and facilities, the design of sports equipment, the use of materials in equipment design, methods of manufacture, the role of computer aided design, ergonomic aspects in sports equipment design, biomechanics, sports physiology, evaluation and testing of sports equipment and business studies for the sports industry.

The courses offer an element of modules choice in the second year and a wide choice in the third academic year. Modules are supported by project work, tutorials and computer workshops. The first two years of the course provide you with sports equipment design and technology studies, combined with a foundation of technology theory and practice.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich HC76
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time CH67
Assessment

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, tutorials, practical work, seminars and extensive project work. The emphasis is placed on increasing your independence and encouraging you to develop your study skills while taking part in group activities.

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

Sponsorships and scholarships

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Competitive scholarships are also awarded. These may be based on intake qualifications and/or progress through the first year of any of the degree courses.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Adidas, Decathlon, Hawk-Eye Innovations, International Tennis Federation, Jaguar Land Rover, Lacoste, New Balance and Ping.

 

STEMLab - new £17m facilities opening 2017

 

STEMLab is a state-of-the-art laboratory facility arriving for our students in 2017. It forms part of a wider £25M investment in the West Park of our campus, the home of our Engineering Schools, which includes an adjacent student learning and teaching hub. 

 

STEMLab allows us to offer new ways to learn and collaborate, with a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop, teaching laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces. 

 

These enhanced facilities will further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world. 

 

Find out more about our new facility

 

Course structure

Years 1 and 2
  • Biomechanics of Sport
  • Fitness and Training
  • Industrial Design 
  • Manufacturing Design
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes 
  • Marketing for Sports and Leisure
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement and Experimental Design
  • Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics 
  • Product Design (Ergonomics and Visualisation)
  • Sports Equipment, 
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports Equipment, Dynamics and Human Factors 
  • Sports Technology and Materials
  • Structural Kinesiology
Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

In the final academic year the courses are structured around an individual project and a core of the Sports Equipment Industry and Product Design modules, together with a selection of additional optional subjects.

Compulsory modules:

  • Applied Sports Science
  • Individual Project
  • Product Design
  • Sports Equipment Industry
  • Sports Technology: Footwear, Garments and Machines

Optional subjects

The following example optional subjects support the BSc course:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes  
  • Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics  
  • Applied Sports Science (Athletics, Basketball, Gymnastics, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming)  
  • Polymers  
  • Computer Aided Design  
  • Healthcare Engineering  
  • Management of the Human Resource  
  • Manufacturing for the Environment  
  • New Product Design  
  • Project Management  
  • Rapid Prototyping

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: HC76 BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB from 3 A-levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects including Mathematics
IB
34 points minimum with 6,5,5 at HL
Other
D*DD overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs
Additional
GCSE Grade A or AS level Grade C in Maths

UCAS code: CH67 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB from 3 A-levels
SQA AH
BB, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects including Mathematics
IB
34 points minimum with 6,5,5 at HL
Other
D*DD overall profile, with Distinctions in; Maths for Eng Techs and Further Maths for Techs
Additional
GCSE Grade A or AS level Grade C in Maths

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band B course) £18,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Industrial training

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2013 HESA student record).

If you choose to follow a BSc sandwich course, you will complete a full year of assessed industrial training between years 2 and 3 of your academic studies, leading to the additional award of Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). For the award of a Diploma in Industrial you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.

We are notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DIS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: HC76

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: CH67

Our students

Gurpreet G

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn F

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob N

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”

Gurpreet G

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Kathryn F

“I completed my placement at Jaguar Land Rover. It helped me to apply what I learnt at university in an industrial environment and to return with a better understanding of the industry.”

Rob N

“Loughborough is a big advocate for placements and working for a company in the real world. I was lucky enough to spend my placement year working in America for the golf company PING.”