MST - Motorsports Technology

MST 101  Introduction to Motorsports  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: MST 103

This course is an introduction to “hands-on” techniques and tools utilized in the Motorsports industry, including interactions of tires, chassis, suspension on racing vehicle performance and high-performance power train components and engines.

MST 102  Motorsports Operations  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

This course provides field training relating to operating procedures at motor racing venues, including exposure to trackside logistics, scrutineering, timing and scoring, corner working, pit and paddock procedures and emergency reactions.

MST 103  Motorsports Welding  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

This course focuses on metal joining processes used in the Motorsports industry. Topics will include MIG and TIG welding.

MST 123  High-Performance Engines  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisite: AUT 103

This course concentrates on high-performance engine teardown, inspections, modification, assembly and tuning. Focuses on performance machining techniques and cylinder head modifications for increased torque and horsepower.

MST 124  Race Chassis Fabrication  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: MST 101

This course is the study of the basic elements of race vehicle fabrication. Topics include chassis design considerations, selection of materials, material forming and fitting and fundamentals of MIG, TIG and ARC welding.

MST 125  Race Tires, Shocks and Chassis Setup  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: MST 101

This course is the study of the basic elements of race tires and race shock absorbers. Topics include use of tires to tune suspensions for grip and balance, inner workings and interactions of shocks with tire grip, suspension setup and weight balancing.

MST 130  Motorsports Marketing  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: MST 101

This course is the study of marketing, sponsorship experiences, procedures and techniques that relate to the motorsports industry.

MST 135  Motorsports History  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall Semester

This course is the study of the history of the motorsports industry as it relates to the corporate, social, economic and recreational environments. The historical background will be utilized to explore both the contemporary perspective and future outlook of this industry.

MST 223  High-Performance Engine Testing and Tuning  (2-3-3)  

Offered Summer Semester

Prerequisite: MST 123

This course focuses on the maximization of the performance potential of a four-cycle performance engine through hands-on testing utilizing up-to-date performance test equipment and engine dynamometers.

MST 224  Advanced Race Chassis and Body Fabrication  (2-3-3)  

Offered Spring Semester

Prerequisite: MST 124

This course is an advanced study of race chassis, body fabrication and body alignment. This course will also include advanced sheet metal forming.