For Students

Don’t just engineer on paper.

Curtin Motorsport Team builds open wheel formula cars to compete in the annual Australasian Formula SAE competition. Our members are exposed to a real world engineering design project in which decisions are made based on resources, cost, rules restrictions and time lines. Membership develops your team work, technical, design and practical skills – checking the box for many of the traits future employers will be seeking.

Interested in being a part of the team?

The intake for the recruitment program is mostly limited to first and second year Mechanical, Electrical and Mechatronics students, with potential exemptions for students with 2 years or more remaining of their degree. If you are not studying engineering, the broad scope of the project presents many opportunities to do non-engineering work such as management, recruitment, marketing, graphic design and finance. All applications will be considered, and you are welcome to participate in our semester long recruitment program, after which you will be invited to apply for full membership with the team.


What does recruitment training involve?

The recruitment training program runs from teaching weeks 3 to 12 each semester, and teaches you everything you need to be a part of CMT. Prior experience with automotive technology or racing is not required. The program will train you in:

 Title 1 SolidWorks

A 3D Cad Program used by CMT to design all elements of the car, and one commonly used by industry.

 Title 2 Fabrication and Composites

Basic metalworking skills and working with composite fabrics. Recruits will learn how to work with carbon fibre, as well as use various metalworking tools.

Title 3 Fitting and Maintenance

Learning about various components in our cars, and how they’re built and maintained.

Title 4 Dynamic Testing

Learning the purpose, methodology and safety behind dynamic testing, and gaining experience in how we test our vehicles.

Title 5 Small Projects

Testing and enhancing the content you learned during the course.

At the conclusion of the program, students receive a certificate stating their achievements and are invited to apply for full membership of the team..

NOTE: Applications received after week 3 of semester will be retained until the following semester

Interested in a final year project with CMT?

CMT encourages final year students to do their projects with us, even if you’re not a member of the team. Research projects provide us with a valuable opportunity to develop our understanding of a certain aspect of the project. Interested students can contact Chris Ford at for a list of project topics, or contact us directly at

Want to know more?

Come down to our workshop (216:151) for a chat, or send us an email at