Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Motorsports Engineering

IUPUI is the first university in the United States to offer a bachelor's degree in motorsports engineering.

This 4-year Purdue University Bachelor of Science degree in Motorsports Engineering was founded in May 2008 and is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the motorsports industry as well as automotive-related companies.  The focus is on teaching fundamentals of engineering and includes hands-on projects that involve designing, analyzing, and building of actual systems.

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The Motorsports Engineering program is 128 credit hours including a foundation of 70 semester hours in engineering and engineering course work.  Motorsports specific classes include:

  • Introduction to Motorsports
  • Business of Motorsports
  • Motorsports Design
  • Data Acquisition in Motorsports I & II
  • Dynamic Systems and Signals
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Control Systems Analysis and Design
  • Motorsports Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • IC Engines
  • Capstone Design Project
  • Internship

Motorsports engineering (MSTE) majors in their second semester must apply to the motorsports engineering department by April 1.  See Application for more details.

(Plan of Study for students admitted Fall 2009)

(Plan of study for students admitted Fall 2013 through Spring 2017)

(Plan of Study for students admitted Fall 2018 onwards)

Fall 2018 Plan of Study flow chart format

Other Required Courses

1.  General Education—effective Fall 2013 onwards

2.  Technical Electives (Approved list to select from Fall 2017 onwards):

3.  Statistics Electives (listed at the bottom of the list of Technical Electives)