Join Us for the Ride
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 timelines. 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 PART OF THE TEAM?
The intake for the recruitment program is open to Curtin University students of all degrees and backgrounds with a passion for developing their knowledge of engineering design principles. The broad scope of the project presents many opportunities to do non-technical work such as management, finance, sponsorship, marketing, recruitment, team development, and IT.
WHAT DOES RECRUITMENT INVOLVE?
The recruitment training program runs in three stages where you will be taught everything you will need to know to be a successful member of Curtin Motorsport Team. Prior experience with automotive technology or racing is not required.
SolidWorks is a 3D CAD Program used by CMT to design all elements of the car, and one commonly used by industry. During recruitment there will be weekly workshops taught by CMT alumni.
Learning about fundamental engineering topics that we utilize on the team. Topics include engineering fundamentals, and a broad overview of each of our 4 technical areas; Aerodynamics, Electrical, Mechanical Systems and Vehicle Dynamics
This phase simulates the engineering design and manufacturing processes that CMT utilises, and prepares the recruits for a project on the race car. Towards the end of Phase 2, individual recruits will be assessed on their performance and will go through an interview process before moving on to the next phase.
Students will be assigned a project within their respective technical areas, with the supervision of experienced mentors. Each student will focus on the development and/or improvement of an existing system.
Curtin Motorsport Team presents students within Phase 2 the opportunity to perform in a selection of business areas that include, Finance & Fundraising, Marketing, and Team Development.
Phase 3 will act as a provisional phase for recruits’ integration into the team. Recruits will be given some responsibilities that are directly related to the technical aspect of the race car. This phase will give students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the race car and the expectations of a full team member. Depending on the status of the provisional team member's project and their dedication to the team, recruits may be assigned a critical project on the race car.