College of Science & Engineering

Student Projects

Student Projects Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design

During their senior year, Industrial Technology-Vehicle Design students design and implement a project of their choosing, integrating their coursework in a self-directed culminating project.

Many students choose to participate in Western's automotive student clubs: Formula SAE and Baja SAE. (You do not have to be in the ITVD major in order to be part of these club teams.) Students design, engineer, and build small scale open-wheel formula one and off-road vehicles. Teams take the cars to competitions that are held nationally and world-wide. You can learn more about both teams on their website or via their Facebook pages: WWU Formula SAE and WWU Baja SAE.

a student sands down a domed shape


a group of students in black and white uniforms pose on a raceway with a vehicle. The words Western Washington University Formula SAE are written cross the bottom in black text

SAE Formula Car 2017

  • a vehicle on a race track
  • a vehicle on a race track
  • Two students in pit crew uniforms work on vehicle mechanics
  • a vehicle on a race track
  • a parked vehicle with students around it and a racer entering the vehicle