Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Motorsports Engineering

This 4-year Bachelor of Science of Degree in Motorsports Engineering degree program was just approved in May, 2008. This program, which aims to prepare graduates for careers in the motorsports industry, as well as automotive-related companies, will focus on teaching fundamentals of engineering and will include hands-on projects that involve designing, analyzing, and building of actual systems.

Motorsports engineering (MSTE) majors in their second semester must apply to the motorsports engineering department by April 1.  See Application for requirements.

The program educational objectives for the Motorsports Engineering program are:

The program educational objectives of the Motorsports Engineering undergraduate program are to integrate engineering and life science principles into a comprehensive curriculum that produces graduates who can achieve the following career and professional accomplishments, if desired:

  • Meet expectations of employers in Motorsports Engineering and related fields
  • Achieve recognition and/or advancement consistent with their education
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge through additional education, certification or licensing

MSTE Student Outcomes:

The MSTE program at IUPUI has established the following outcomes to ensure its graduates are equipped to accomplish the expected objectives.  These outcomes require each student to show competency as detailed below, and reflect those established by ABET.  Graduates of the program will demonstrate:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Motorsports Engineering program is 128 credit hours.  Motorsports specific classes include:

  • Introduction to Motorsports
  • Business of Motorsports
  • Motorsports Design
  • Data Acquisition in Motorsports I & II
  • Dynamic Systems and Signals
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • Motorsports Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • IC Engines
  • Capstone Design Project
  • Internship

(Plan of Study for students admitted Fall 2009)

(Most recent plan of study for students who were admitted Fall 2013 onwards)

Headcount information, click here.

Degrees awarded information, click here.

Laptop Requirements

Other Required Courses

1.  General Education—effective Fall 2013 onwards

2.  Technical Electives (Approved list to select from Fall 2017 onwards)