Motorsports Engineering

About the Major

IUPUI is the first university in the United States to offer a bachelor's degree in motorsports engineering, which is designed to prepare you 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.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: engineering design, project management, complex problem solving, mechanical skills, creativity, listening skills, performance testing, teamwork, and technical writing

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Business of motorsports
  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Computer modeling for motorsports
  • Data acquisition in motorsports
  • Motorsports aerodynamics
  • Statistics and dynamics

Possible Careers

  • Safety equipment designer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Engine development 
  • Product developer
  • Lab technician
  • Validation engineer

Where could I work?

  • Andretti Autosports
  • Bryan Herta Racing
  • Cummins
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Honda Performance Development
  • IMSA
  • Millennium Space Systems
  • Roush Fenway

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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