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The Adelaide University Motorsport Team

The Adelaide University Motorsport Team was founded in 2001 to compete in the annual Formula-SAE Australasia competition. With support from a wide range of loyal and invaluable sponsors, AUMT is celebrating their 15th consecutive entry to the competition in 2015. The team is completely student run and consists of students from every year level and multiple disciplines including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Business and more.

Through our website you will be able to keep up to date with the latest projects our team members are undertaking, and gain insight into the world of FSAE, as well as apply for positions and membership for our Team and Club.



2018 Team at Formula SAE Competition

Our Past and our Future

The University of Adelaide Motorsport Team was founded in 2001 to compete in the annual Formula SAE Australasia competition which began in 2000. With support from a wide range of loyal and invaluable sponsors, the team has set itself up to step into the top tier of the Australian competition in recent years.

Initially the team consisted of students doing their final year project but in 2010 we expanded to become an extracurricular project to include engineering students from all levels of study at The University of Adelaide. Furthering this, in 2011 we extended to include several Honours projects within the team. This provides an exciting mix of experience and knowledge with enthusiasm and innovation to further propel the team forward. In 2013, the team achieved its best result since its establishment with an astonishing 4th place.


In 2015 we joined the Adelaide University Sports Association in order to found our new Motorsport club where we host events for motorsport enthusiasts who want to get to know like-minded people but may not be interested in joining the team. This lead to changing our name from the University of Adelaide Motorsport Team to the Adelaide University Motorsport Team to align with the standard naming practice of the University’s Sports Association. We look forward to developing our relationship with AU Sport and we thrive to redefine the learning environment in which we operate and to consistently build a competitive car.

In 2019, we dedicated our focus to the following aspects:

  • Further develop our 2018 electric vehicle for competition
  • Rebuild of 2017 IC vehicle

  • Knowledge development and retention for future years

  • Involvement in learning for all levels of engineering students

  • Definition of business and management elements

  • Development of a strong team culture


The University of Adelaide Motorsport Team wishes to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and students who have been a part of the project over the last sixteen years and look forward to their continued support.


Our Project and What We Do

The aim of the project is to design and manufacture a formula-style, open-wheeled vehicle to successfully perform in the Formula SAE Australasia competition. The Adelaide University Motorsport Team works together to design and engineer a solution that complies with the competition rules and regulations. For the students involved, the skills and knowledge gained are retained and passed on for the continued success of the team in future years.


The project gives students real world experience in business, project and team management, engineering, and develops their ability to work as a team. They develop research, analytical and problem solving skills as well as gain detailed knowledge of product engineering and manufacture. Students are also exposed to and are able to make contacts within engineering industries and are part of a world-wide and highly respected organisation: the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Last year, we created our first fully Electric Vehicle, which was highly successful in the 2018 Formula SAE Annual Competition, and the Formula Student Sydney Competition. 

For information about the Motorsport Team, get in touch over Facebook or contact us here!


How to Join 

The Adelaide University Motorsport Team takes on the majority of new members in the first few weeks of semester 1. 

If you are keen on joining, there are two available memberships. The Social Membership allows you to stay updated with the goings on with the team and participate in all social events! The Full Membership offers full access to the team and working on the EV in addition to all the benefits of the social membership.

If you are interested in joining, please visit the AU Sport website www.theblacks.com.au/clubs/motorsportand click “Join or Renew”. You will be guided through the sign up process from there!

If you are interested in joining after the initial first few weeks of semester, or have any questions or enquiries feel free to contact us at our email admin@adelaidemotorsport.com.au. The website will also be continually updated with the progress of applications, so be sure to check it out frequently for updates! 


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If your company is interested in sponsoring the Adelaide University Motorsport Team, please contact us at admin@adelaidemotorsport.com.au
The Adelaide University Motorsport Team would like to thank our many sponsors for their continued support, a full list is available here!
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