Formula SAE (FSAE) is a student engineering design competition organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers. It provides students with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills to prepare them for a career in industries of the future. Since the competition’s establishment in the Australasia region in 2000, it has attracted the attention of thousands of university students and industry professionals from around the world, creating unique opportunities for networking and practical experiences for all participants.
The FSAE-Australasia (FSAE-A) competition takes place annually in December. Here, student teams participate in the various static and dynamic events held across several days. Static events scrutinise teams on their knowledge of vehicle design, manufacturing costs, and overall business applications of their operation, while dynamic events test the vehicle’s performance capabilities in categories such as acceleration, agility and fuel efficiency.
By challenging students to organise themselves to design, build, test, and compete with these Formula-style cars, FSAE-A enables students to apply their theoretical knowledge from the classroom to a real-world project, promoting the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.
FS-Sydney was established with the purpose of providing Australian student teams another valuable opportunity to compete with their vehicles in a formal engineering design competition. Since 2019, it has been held annually in January. The competition competition format reflects that of FSAE-A; it features both static and dynamic events that test each teams' knowledge on core design and business fundamentals, while also testing their vehicles' performance capabilities on track.