Career and networking

Enhancing University education by bringing Industry into the classroom

Formula SAE-A is strongly embraced by Universities and forms an important part of their educational program. Each December, close to 700 students from leading Universities around Australia and overseas, put their year of classroom learning to the test in this real-world educational experience.

The STEMs approach of applying rigorous academic concepts and pairing that with real-world experience, enables students to make the connection between education, community and the workplace.

Formula SAE-A graduates are in huge demand. Problem-solving and developing quick and cost-effective solutions on-the-go are what industry is seeking in the next-generation workforce.

Team members are highly sought after for their unique skill sets from a range of disciplines, including; engineering, management, leadership, teamwork, marketing and finance, each honed to perfection in this high pressure, real-life commercial project.

Through Formula SAE-A we are creating the next innovators, superstars and leaders of tomorrow’s mobility and transport technologies sector.

As part of the Formula event, we provide the opportunity for companies and students to connect in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The Career and Networking Expo provides prospective employers, who are in the market for talented team members that can ‘hit the ground running’ from day one of their careers, the chance to meet face-to-face, with hundreds of highly engaged students.

Now in its third year, and as word spreads about this unique industry opportunity, the careers and networking expo continues to grow, with increased interest from leading National and International organisations.

This invitation provides your organisation with the opportunity to meet with these students, so if you would like to find out more, please contact 

Participating companies


Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Ford Australia) is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1925.

The company designs, engineers, and imports award-winning and best-selling cars, SUVs and trucks. Ford Australia’s portfolio includes Focus, Mondeo, Mustang, EcoSport SUV, Escape SUV, Everest SUV, Endura SUV, Ranger, Ranger Raptor pickup truck and Transit commercial vans. From 2020, Ford Motor Company will expand its product offering to the Australian market to include electrified vehicles in addition to petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles.

Ford Australia is the country’s largest direct automotive employer and a key product development hub for Ford globally, employing more than 2000 people and investing an average of $500 million each year in Australian research and development.

Interested in taking your engineering skills to the next level by working on cutting-edge technology? Look to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). With so many options to choose from, discover which Engineering role in the ADF would suit you. To find out more, see us at Formula SAE-A Racing Weekend 2019!


If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a smartphone or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation.  ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world’s most innovative companies and researchers to solve their most complex design challenges and to engineer products that are limited only by their imagination.

LEAP Australia is proud to have been the local ANSYS representative & support team for over 20 years in Australia & NZ, with a strong focus on helping university students with capstone projects and team competitions.  Our assistance to Formula-SAE students includes help with applications such as:
  • Fluid dynamics and thermal simulations – aerodynamics, radiator flow, battery cooling…
  • Structural mechanics and dynamics simulation – suspension, chassis, composites, additive manufacturing of complex parts
  • Electromagnetics – motors, inverters, EMI/EMC testing, battery systems
  • Autonomous vehicles – sensors & vision systems, antennae & electronics, safety-critical software certification
  • LEAP also helps companies embrace emerging Industry 4.0 technologies such as the leading Internet of Things and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms developed by PTC – Thingworx and Vuforia - which are bringing together the physical and digital worlds & changing the way that engineers will create, operate, and service new products.





Supashock is a world-class producer of advanced suspension systems that control, improve and monitor the mobility of automotive, motorsport, defence, commercial and autonomous vehicles. Founded in 2005, we employ a highly skilled team to design, manufacture and test our systems for a wide range of applications globally.

Supashock products offer exceptional performance, providing our customers with unique solutions utilising our advanced simulation, design, analysis and product validation techniques. Our quality assurance system ensures the highest design and manufacturing standards, coupled with valuable verification data from our in-house testing centre.

Supashock is always on the lookout for the best people to join our highly experienced team, both in engineering and manufacturing. Our work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students from all disciplines experience in the high-performance automotive sector. Applicants are encouraged to find out more at or by visiting us at the FSAE-A Career and Networking Expo.


Based in Adelaide, Australia, we live and breathe product design engineering.  Our consulting mechanical, mechatronic and electronics product design engineers thrive on the more challenging projects.

Mechatronic engineering has long been our core activity. We have developed many innovative products over the years from power fold mechanisms for automotive rear vision mirrors to active suspensions for mining dump trucks. Products that we have developed have achieved commercial success in sectors including healthcare and medical, building products, consumer products, mining, automotive and agriculture.

The passion and talent of our engineers enable us to surprise clients with innovative product designs that translate to a competitive advantage in the marketplace.


Quantech Design is a Wangaratta based company providing contract mechanical engineering design, modelling and drafting to a wide variety of industries throughout Australia and internationally.    

The company was established in 2005 and has quickly grown to become a recognized professional service provider that is relied upon by many companies within our fields of expertise.

QD Implemented SolidWorks Software in September 2005 utilizing its advanced mechanical capabilities to produce professional and accurate mechanical design and detail drawings for our customers. Solidworks also allows the use of FEA simulation to verify designs. Other Design Software Experience: - Pro Engineer - Inventor - AutoCad – DraftSight.

Experience: Transport - Race car transporters - Heavy equipment haulage - Truck bodies - Tilt trays - Live bottom trailers - Camper trailers - Vacuum Tankers - Aircraft service vehicles for Australian airports - Merchandising truck bodies.


Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. We blur the boundaries between industry domains by integrating the virtual and physical, hardware and software, design and manufacturing worlds.

Our comprehensive digital twin enables a complete digital transformation in discrete and process industries. We offer flexible and scalable applications for new ways of working. With insights and data, we can predict and adapt products to future needs, allowing you the ability to meet rapidly changing consumer preferences. Finally, Access to a diverse field of technology partners in an open ecosystem gives you the opportunity to build on your investment. We offer rapid application development services along with native cloud and cloud-connected products. Our comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services for electronic and mechanical design, system simulation, manufacturing, operations and lifecycle analytics.

Siemens Digital Industries is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.


Good People HR is a boutique recruitment firm operating as an agile and dynamic team, passionate about finding the right people for the right role. We don't work on volume - we work on passion, candidate retention and care, not your typical run-of-the-mill recruitment agency.

We have been recruiting for the manufacturing, automotive and pharmaceutical industry for over 14 years.

We hope to learn more about what the future of the automotive, design and manufacturing industry will look like through the events they attend at SAE Australasia, which in turn will help them prepare for knowing who and what type of skillsets they will be recruiting for in the future.

Our intention is to get to know you, our candidates, so we can align who you are and what problems you’re passionate about solving, with one of our 17 clients.

Our automotive experience has included dealing with the likes of people from: Toyota, Ford, Holden, Advanced Braking Technology, BMW, Tesla, Denso, Robert Bosch, Bursons, Futuris and other automotive parts suppliers.

We can also discuss the ability of transferring automotive engineering experience to other industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, where our clients include: Ego Pharmaceuticals, Aspen, Ensign, Cosmax.

We have also sourced Engineers from Australia into the growing and exciting Shenzhen manufacturing & design market.

Our ambition is to help with the growing adaptation of automation, AI and machine learning, if this is your ambition too, we would love to talk to you


Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

MoTeC is a market leader in the design and manufacture of engine management and data acquisition systems for the highly competitive motorsport market in Australia and overseas. We pride ourselves in developing high quality hardware and software products that target the needs of professionals in the motorsport arena.The company is devoted to continual development and improvement to stay market leaders. With greater innovation and better products, it is not surprising that the MoTeC brand has become synonymous with motor racing success in almost every category across the globe.

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