Thailand SAE Formula Student

Thailand SAE Formula Student is an international student design competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers, Thailand (TSAE). The goal of the competition is to provide students with a platform to experience a broad ranging and complex real world engineering project. This encompasses design and manufacture of the car, making a  business logic case, costing and project management. The competition’s challenge is to design and manufacture a single seater Formula-style car for the non-professional weekend autocross racer market. The outcomes are assessed in both dynamic and static events. The dynamic events test the capability and reliability of the vehicle. The static events test the design, engineering, fabrication, costing and business case of the vehicle.Monash Motorsports Malaysia, a team consisting of more than 30 enthusiastic students from various engineering backgrounds participate in this competition. After a challenging design and manufacturing phase, the team has engineered a cost efficient and reliable car, validated by computer design and simulation programs. The team represented Monash in their first ever competition in January 2019. The car performed reliably and the team won a podium 3rd place for Business Presentation, 9th for Design Event, and an overall 11th place out of 32 teams, bringing home the ‘Best Rookie Team’ award and a Bronze medal. The teams’ aim for the next competition is to be in the Top 7 position.

Throughout the years, the backbone of the team consists of experienced academic advisors, Dr. Kenny Tan and Dr. Scott Wordley, a multidisciplinary group of students, and also a strong team of Engineering Final Year Project and Design students. The School invested substantial resources to give students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in a highly demanding engineering design project such as TSAE. In this large-scale project, students learn crucial project management and information transfer skills. With a dedication to engineering research and design, the team looks forward to knowledge transfer with the next generation of engineers.

For membership and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Dr. Kenny Tan (tan.boon.thong@monash.edu).

Check out the video of our car in action at Pathumthani Circuit, Thailand.