UQ Racing is a team of students from the University of Queensland who design, develop, and build race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition. Our team is composed of a diverse selection of students from a range of backgrounds including engineering, business, marketing, and IT.
Through involvement in the project, students gain practical engineering design and manufacturing experience as well as the opportunity to develop skills in project management, teamwork, networking, and financial and resource management. Our project is not just about results, but furthering student education, forging links with industry and creating well rounded graduates.
Real world outcomes: A case example
No where else at university do students get to apply the theory taught in the classroom to a large scale project such as FSAE. Almost every part on the vehicles are self-designed or adapted for purpose.
For example, thanks to our partnership with multiple composites businesses and training organisations, team members are able to take part in the full process from design to manufacture to performance analysis. A single student can learn how to create a part in software, then take part in the manufacturing process by machining and preparing molds, laying up the fabric for the part then applying the resin.
We gain a whole new world of knowledge that our industry partners share with us through their vast experience in their respective fields, and we're keen to show them something new along the way!
UQ Racing is always looking for new members and partners to take each other to new heights!