What does UMSAE do?

The University of Manitoba Student Chapter of SAE International 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 put on 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.

We encourage you to explore the site or follow the links at the bottom of this page to learn about the different design teams.

I am not in Engineering! Can I still be a part of UMSAE?

The most common misconception about our design teams is that they are only for engineers. Unfortunately, because of this we miss out on a lot of great team members and expertise. What do we mean by this? If you are in:

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Science
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Arts
  • Law

then you can apply to join our team. That is correct, you do not need to be an engineer in order to become a part of UMSAE.

We are always looking for qualified students from other faculties to join our teams!

What if I don't attend the University of Manitoba?

That is completely fine! So long as you are a registered post secondary student in Manitoba!


We have had members from Red River College and The University of Winnipeg!  We welcome any student interested joining our family.


UMSAE is a learning experience for any student aspiring to develop their skills and have a ton of fun!


We have roles on the team that require skills and interests beyond just designing and manufacturing vehicles such as multimedia production, web design, promotions, sales, marketing, writing, management and more. It is the perfect place to develop your real world skills while in school!

Am I Eligible?

One question many people ask when they consider applying with UMSAE is:


What are the minimum criteria to be considered for membership with the team?

 The response may surprise you.

 This is what you need:

  1.  To be enrolled as a student in a post-secondary facility in Manitoba
  2. Able to pay the UMSAE and SAE International membership fees ($70 and $25 respectively)

I'm Interested! What Next!?

Now it is time to find the perfect team for you to join. UMSAE has four design teams to choose from, so there is a team for everyone! To learn more about each of our teams, click on the links below (you can also access each team's page from the main menu anywhere on the site).

Once you have decided on which team you is for your we encourage you to:

  • Email  the team your are interested in for more information.
  • Stop by the UMSAE Lounge and introduce yourself

Where is the UMSAE Lounge?


EITC Room E1-589


What are the Design Teams?