What we do

UManitoba SAE is a student run organization made up of four design teams based out of the Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC) on the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry campus.

Each of these teams designs and builds a vehicle to bring to international competitions hosted by SAE International. At competition, these vehicles are judged in a variety of different manners ranging from design and performance to their marketability and cost. These vehicles must meet a strict set of rules regarding their design.

More than just engineers

The most common misconception about our design teams is that they are only for engineers. UManitoba SAE behaves just like a business, and because of that we need a variety of members to be successful. In addition to engineering, we also need people to help with media, business, and outreach. If you think you would be an asset to our team, contact us and we can find a way to put your talent to use.

No experience required

Any post-secondary student can join, whether you're in your undergrad, graduate studies, or getting your diploma. Most of the skills you need will be learned from your section mates and other members. All we ask are that our engineers:

  • Have initiative and a desire to learn
  • Are dedicated to the team
  • Are free for weekly meetings, and can spend 5+ hours a week on part design.

Get hired by the best

In addition to the many great companies within Winnipeg, being an active member of an SAE design team makes you desirable to many prestigious employers internationally. As of 2017 we've had three members graduate to work for Tesla, and others compete in IndyCar and Formula 1. SpaceX also loves to hire SAE students (although due to ITAR regulations us Canadians can't work there). Here are some of our success stories:

Join now

Now that you know more about what joining UManitoba SAE can do you for, we encourage you to:

Learn more about our teams

Email your team of interest for more information

Fill out the UMSAE General Application Form