Course Content

The MSc Sports Engineering course is a one year full-time course or two year part-time course. The course is led by Dr. Simon Choppin and consists of nine taught modules, plus our industry linked research project. All modules are mandatory and have been tailored to match the previous experience of a graduate engineer/ physical scientist. The vast majority of teaching is in small groups (typically less than 20) allowing for bespoke delivery. The modules include:

Mechanics of sports equipment

This module considers the fundamental mechanics of sports equipment, allowing you to develop knowledge and understanding to help analyse and improve sports equipment.

Lead: Dr. David James

Measurement techniques in sports engineering and biomechanics

Lead: Dr. Marcus Dunn

In this module you develop your skills which allow you to collect, analyse and interpret data as an independent researcher.


Computer simulation of sports equipment

Lead: Dr. John Hart

This module introduces the key concepts and tools relating to the application of computational simulation to understand the performance and behaviour of sports equipment.


Numerical programming in sports engineering

Lead: Dr. John Kelley

This module introduces key concepts in numerical programming and will develop your knowledge and experience in its application.


Innovation and enterprise in sports engineering

Lead: Dr. John Hart

This module explores the innovation process in the world of sport.


Human factors in sports engineering

Lead: Prof. Jon Wheat

This module provides you with a critical understanding of important factors related to working with humans in sports engineering.


Physiology of sport and exercise

Lead: Dr. David Claxton

This module develops your knowledge and understanding of the physiology underpinning sport and exercise.


Research methods

Lead: James Newman

This module introduces the research process, its purpose and structure. It allows you to identify areas of investigation, critically evaluate and interpret others’ work and plan and present a research proposal.

Please note there maybe be slight variation in the course modules and module content each year. For more information on the module content please visit the official prospectus page and our You Tube video.