What is SAE International?

SAE is the Society of Automotive Engineers, a globally active professional association that establishes standardized practices within the transport industries. In addition to the standardization efforts, SAE International is involved in the following projects and programs:

  • Fellowships and Volunteering
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Certification
  • STEM Education
    • A World in Motion
  • Collegiate Design Competitions
    • SAE Aero Design
    • AutoDrive Challenge
    • Baja SAE
    • SAE Clean Snowmoblie Challenge
    • Formula Hybrid
    • Formula SAE
    • Formula SAE Electric
    • SAE Supermileage

As stated on their website, "SAE International's Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions take students beyond textbook theory by enabling them to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle and then compete with other students from around the globe in exciting and intense competitions. All CDS competitions prepare undergraduate and graduate engineering students in a variety of disciplines for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team engineering experience that also requires budgeting, communication, project management, and resource management skills. Students also gain valuable exposure with recruiters from leading companies in the mobility industry to help land their first engineering job after graduation".

For more information about SAE International, check out their website!