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Old 03-06-2002, 06:17 PM   #1
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Racecar engineering schools

Im in my 2nd year of college well on my way to a bachelors in mechanical engineering, but ive been thinking of specializing in automotive engineering particulary having to do with racecars. anyway i was wondering if any of you know or went to an engineering school with such specialized majors. thanks ahead of time.

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Find a school that has a team that competes in the Formula SAE racing series or start your own group at your school. This will give you lots of good practical experience as well as contacts.
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I remember hearing that University of Central Florida going to offer a Racing Engineering Degree. Also heard Panoz was thinking of starting a racing engineering school at his Sebring track.
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k thanx guys ill check in that florida school but yeah ive already heard about the sae competitions if i dont transfer out this summer me a few kids are gonna start a team for the 2004 comp.
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RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) has an SAE Formula team (which wins a lot of the time, they just won in Australia this year) and a specialized M.E. program for automotive engineering.
Here are a few links with some info:
http://www2.rit.edu/meche/ This is the ME main page
http://www2.rit.edu/meche/program.php?id=1&page=3 This page describes the automotive program
http://www.rit.edu/~formula/rit_sae.html this is the Formula SAE racing site for RIT
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Re: Racecar engineering schools

Ernie, I am a Junior Mechanical Engineer at louisiana tech university, and i noticed the question that you put on this forum. That exactly explains what i want to do, but i dont know how to get started. If you get this message please e-mail me back some info that you may have. or if you of anything that i can do to find out some info. e-mail is J_24g_racing@yahoo.com

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Re: Racecar engineering schools

FSAE. Definately the way to go. Best way to learn and get hands on with a real race car. The one at my alma mater was started by just four guys.
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Re: Racecar engineering schools

I work with a racing company now, and I owe it all to my experience with FSAE. I checked into colleges with racing degrees, and there arent really any in the US. They do have quite a few in England (Cranfield, Brooklands), but they might be difficult to get into. IF you did want to go to the UK, be sure to get in touch with the MIA (www.the-mia.com) they're helpful folks.
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Racing engineering

Maybe it is not possible for me to get in with nascar, but its worth a try. I will have a bs degree in mechanical engineering in about a year. Would anyone know if there is a way that i may beable to continue my knowledge to be hired by nascar or by a nascar team. Is there some type of school that a ME can go to to be an engineer for nascar.

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Thanks for the info, it its greatly appreciated.
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Re: Racecar engineering schools

also check out Autosport magazine. they have job offers and links, you might be able to land an internship or something
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I was a student of UTI's regular automotive program and if their nascar tech program is as good as the rest of their extra courses it can only help. The only problem i think is that you have to do a full year at UTI, which might actually be helpful in your situation. One place you should not go is Ferris Sate University (MI). They tricked me into thinking they had a good program here. It Sucks, now i'm stuck freezing my ass off in the great white north.
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These guys tricked me too, this is another old a-s thread. I am so gullible.
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BJM, What is your Major. What kind of curriculum does uti/nti have. Is it Engineering type study (Calculus and Cad programs) Or more of a technical as far as they teach you how to work on something and you work on it? How did you get "stuck" what is wrong with the school you are attending.

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