University of Brighton experts have helped develop a solar-powered car.
Built by students from Ardingly College and Ifield Community College in West Sussex, the vehicle has been shipped to Australia where it is taking part in a 3,000 kilometer outback challenge. Read More →
A racing car built by engineering students and destined to race at Silverstone this summer has been unveiled on the site of the University of Brighton’s soon to open new car and bike parking facility at its Moulsecoomb campus.
The car has been designed and built from scratch by Brighton Racing Motors, a team of undergraduate students from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and will compete in this year’s Formula Student event at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing. Read More →
In part two of our film series documenting Brighton Racing Motors team journey to Silverstone for the Formula Student competition, we asked our team of final year engineering students – why do you do this?
Watch the video to find out what motivates them as they construct the car
Ground breaking new engine technology, based on world-leading research at the University of Brighton, is opening the way to production of the worlds’ first near zero-emission heavy internal combustion engine.
The CryoPower Cool Combustion process enables recovery of otherwise wasted exhaust heat which is then cooled via the injection of a small amount of liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen acts as both a coolant and an additional source of energy, reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.
Engineering students from the University of Brighton have been learning valuable skills at the European Space Agency Academy’s Training and Learning Facilities in Belgium.
The five students, who are studying either Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering masters degrees, spent four days at ESEC-Galaxia in Redu, Belgium, in preparation to test their cutting-edge technology in zero-gravity in Bordeaux, France in the Autumn.
During their time in Belgium, the students – whose project team name is PHP Cubed – have gained insights from industry experts and taken part in space-based activities including walking on the surface of the ‘moon’ via a virtual reality headset. Read More →
Students across our engineering division were inspired by a visit from McLaren Automotive’s Senior Powertrain Design Engineer, Harley Gasson, today.
Harley, Automotive Engineering MSc alumnus, made a pit stop in Cockcroft to share his experience of life in the fast lane at McLaren with students. They also had time to chat to him afterwards and find out more about what it’s like to work at such a high profile engineering organisation.
Our Formula Student team, Brighton Racing Motors, were there to hear first-hand about the world of motor racing as their project heads towards it’s next key deadline, finalising the design of their racing car.
I knew I wanted to study some form engineering since my favourite subjects at school and college were physics and maths. After visiting the Eastbourne Air Show and seeing some of the aircraft, including the Euro Fighter Typhoon, I decided that I’d love to study aeronautical engineering.
I visited some universities that offered aeronautical engineering but found that most of their courses were very theoretical based. However, I found that Brighton’s engineering department had a good balance of theory and practical work! The projects such as building robots interested me and after seeing the workshops we had access to in order to build them, I decided to choose Brighton.