The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a global association of engineers and experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Concordia SAE is a student-run chapter of SAE International. We design, manufacture and test vehicles to race in international competitions that draw more than 4,500 students from 500 universities worldwide every year. It’s the perfect opportunity to apply engineering theory to the real world!
SAE is comprised of 5 competition teams:
Formula Electric: The competition is very similar to the International Formula 1 competitions. It is comprised of 4 dynamic events: Acceleration, Skid Pad, Auto-cross, and Endurance, as well as cost and design presentations during which the team explains their design process and decisions. Encompassing all aspects of the trade, teams design, manufacture, test and market the car, keeping costs at a minimum.
Baja: One of SAE International’s most extreme competitions. With a competition largely structured the same as Formula’s, it challenges students to design an off-road racing vehicle capable of enduring severe punishment on rough terrains.
Aero Design: The competition challenges teams to design and build radio-controlled aircrafts: a passenger plane that carries cargo, and a tightly packed heavy lift plane. Power is regulated and teams need to develop strong yet lightweight and efficient airplanes.
AutoConnect and AeroConnect: Work on AI integrated concepts and prototypes for both UTVs and UAVs. They have been winning competitions ever since the teams started and are only growing!
Business team: Works in conjunction with our other teams to not only help them in Cost report and presentation events at competition, but also plan events, run social media, and anything else you can think of on the spectrum!