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EPISODE 6: ENGINEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLES
The Faculty of Engineering has their own Formula SAE (Student Automotive Engineering) team of 50 students that builds vehicles from scratch to compete in an annual competition, with the most recent car being entirely electric and taking out third place.
The students build nearly everything on the cars in the university workshops, giving them hands on experience that they can directly apply in their future careers. By seeing a project through from concept to completion, they also learn about the full engineering process and can take risks that they may not be able to outside of a university environment.
By taking part in the Formula SAE team, the students get a leg up in the graduate job market and are often hired as soon as they finish their studies.
The future is electric – right here at the University of Auckland.