Monlau Motul’s Master of Engineering in Motorsport, gateway to MotoGP™ and Formula 1™ 

  • The postgraduate studies will open their fifteenth edition in February 2024 and offer a unique combination of knowledge, experience and active professors of recognized prestige.
  • More and more students from all over the world come to train at the Barcelona school, where more than 400 engineers have passed, many of whom are currently working in the elite of motorsport.  
  • With permanent innovations and improvements, the achievement of excellence is a maxim of the center, which awards Motul scholarships to the most brilliant students.

On its way to its fifteenth edition, Monlau Motul Technical School is ready to receive, starting next February 2024, the students of the new promotion of the Master of Engineering in Motorsport. Pioneering postgraduate studies of international reference that have become the best access route to the paddock of the best motorsport championships in the world such as MotoGP™, Formula 1™ and the FIA ​​WRC, among others. 

Since it started in 2010, more than 400 students have endorsed training aimed at graduates in Technical or Higher Engineering and other experienced profiles seeking to take a step further and dedicate themselves professionally to motorsport. “ There is nothing more satisfying than meeting satisfied students who are working in the main paddocks in the world and who began their journey in our classrooms ,” says Jaime Serrano, CEO of Monlau Motul Technical School.

Throughout ten intense months of work and 350 teaching hours at the facilities in Montcada and Reixac (Barcelona), students carry out a theoretical-practical program led by a faculty of top-level teachers. Qualified teachers and experts in their subjects who can explain the theory to students and then put it into practice on the circuit, since all of them are active in the main national and international competitions.

“ Our teaching team likes to leave time for the student so that they can innovate, test and discover. And that generates a close relationship between teachers and students ,” says Gerard Gasulla, coordinator of the Master. This daily contact of teachers with the reality of the circuits also allows students to have a revised and updated syllabus. 

The Master is under constant review and improvement, as demonstrated by the 2023 edition, which has incorporated various highly qualified professionals into the teaching team in the areas of electronic management of an engine and motorcycle suspensions, as well as aerodynamics. An extra module has also been added to the program, dedicated to CFD analysis using a wind tunnel simulator, which is enhanced by testing models designed and scanned in the classroom by the students themselves.

The practical approach is a priority for the faculty, which seeks to improve year after year, as well as carrying out applied projects, where students face real-world challenges in competition. The demands of the tasks also increase as the weeks go by in the classroom and on the circuit, until reaching its climax in the final practice of the course. Beyond applying knowledge of dynamics and data acquisition, students must demonstrate their ability to manage mechanics and pilots under the pressure of a real event.

In two of these practices, the students of the online master’s degree join together, who together with those of the in-person master’s degree form work teams to carry out an activity on the track with different vehicles, and the professionals from Monlau’s own sports structures.

All of these are elements that contribute to the permanent search for excellence, which is undoubtedly a maxim of the Master’s Degree. In that sense, students have a powerful incentive such as the scholarships that Motul allocates to the three best academic records of each class.  

The attractions of Monlau Motul’s Master of Motorsport Engineering mean that it has crossed borders and reached many parts of the world. In its latest editions, the classrooms have received students from Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal and India, as well as from all corners of Spain. And for this next course, students from Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and France are expected. 

Those engineers interested in taking the Master can find more information at the following link .