Formula SAE (FSAE) and Formula Student China (FSC) are international collegiate design and manufacture competitions about automotive engineering for undergraduate and graduate students. They are often referred as the cradle of automotive engineers. FSAE/FSC are held globally each year in 5 continents in over 13 countries with over 570 teams worldwide. The competition promotes careers and excellence in engineering design and project management skills as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management, and finances.
Formula Student China
FSC was organized since 2010 and Formula Student Electric China (FSEC) was separated out in 2015 in view of the trend of new energy. The concept behind FSEC is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style electric race car which means that students need to build their own race car for competition and the prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The vehicle will be inspected in a series of tests to ensure it complies with the competition rules; in addition, the vehicle with driver will be judged in a number of performance tests on track. The rest of the judging is completed by experts from motorsports, automotive, aerospace and supplier industries on student design, cost and sales presentations.