Formula SAE / Formula Student is a series of competitions organised by numerous FISITA Member Societies around the world, where teams of university students compete to design, develop, build and race a prototype single-seat formula-style car.
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The cars must have high performance in terms of acceleration, braking and handling characteristics and are then judged in static and dynamic events on a number of criteria including cost, presentation, design, engineering excellence, acceleration, and endurance and fuel economy.
The competitions are among the most successful anywhere in the education world, giving teams exposure to marketing, time management, team building, budgeting and presentation skills as well as applied engineering techniques. This is also your unique opportunity to see what other universities in your region are working on and discuss the automotive engineering trends with your fellow students.
Based on Formula SAE, which was first developed by SAE Int. in 1981, thousands of students now take part in competitions organised in America, Europe and the Asia Pacific area. Many participants have gone on to pursue successful careers in the automotive and motorsports industries.
If you have been involved in Formula Student events or you are gearing up for FS 2017 please get in touch, we could feature you on the website and our global newsletter!
FISITA Support for Students
FISITA has a range of initiatives and events for students and aspiring engineers right through to industry executives who have been in the profession for years. Get involved with our Discussion Forum, apply for the Travel Bursary or submit your abstract for the Student Congress at FISITA 2020 World Congress, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, between 14-18 September 2020.
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