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Old 01-31-2005, 02:48 PM   #16
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UTI was a great technical school. they had courses from engines to electrical to underbody. They also have a diesel and heavy equipment programs. One of the really good things about the school is their connections with manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagon, Volvo, Porsche. I think the school really offers excellent training and if you bust your butt and have good grades you can get accepted to one of the above manufacturers programs. I didn't realy want to turn a wrench for the next twenty years so i dedcided to go for an actual degree.
I found out about the automotive engineering degree (B/S) and decided to check it out. I heard some good things and liked what I saw so i went for it. Ferris Stateoffers a two year automotive technicle degree (Associates of Applied Science) and then you can continue on into the AET program. As i found out at the end of my first year here, this is not an accredited engineering course. There is no cad and no calc, not really to much engineering. There is an option for a Quality Science Certicficate, which is statistical control, but that is the only good thing about the program.
I have had some basic physics and math up to trig, also some material science.
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But they also put in a lot of other required crap like Industrial/organizational psychology and OSHA law. things that should not be in an engineering curriculm. There are also some other classes that sounded like they were going to be good like Automotive materials, this ended up being a basic fuels and lubes class that i had already had all the info in tech school. This should not have been a 400 level course. add on top of the fact that it was taught by a stuttering moron and you begin to see my frustration with the program. The only really good required courses that i have taken were Airflow (310) and Dyno (320). these were both very informative and challenging courses and were well taught by a good proffessor.

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Re: Racecar engineering schools

If you want to work for a top team in racing, doesn't matter if it's F1 to WRC, become a specialist in some racecar related area of engineering. FSAE may be fun, but they usually don't care about it since they doesn't want hobby racers. What they do want is people that have excellent skills in certain areas, it may be aerodynamics, composites, CAD/CAM/CAE and so on. If this means that they need to take people from the aerospace industry it doesn't matter.
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Re: Racecar engineering schools

Does anyone realize this thread is almost 3 years old?
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Somebody picked it back up and i didn't notice till after i posted. I think they should just lock out stuff after a year. But it is a good point that You have to specialize in a certain area and be a master at it to get on a top team, that and Formula SAE is not practical.
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