Motorsports Engineering

About the motorsports engineering major

IU Indianapolis 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: engineering design, project management, complex problem solving, mechanical skills, creativity, listening skills, performance testing, teamwork, and technical writing

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

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

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

Where could I work?

  • Andretti Autosport
  • 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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