Engineering seniors, operating in design teams, apply principles of the design process to create a product or process to meet the needs of a customer. Projects may originate in industry, as a contest sponsored by a professional society, or in other venues. The design team, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, must plan, direct, conduct, and effectively communicate the results of the design effort through a professional engineering report and oral presentation. The design project will include material within and beyond the curriculum as well as technical and non-technical considerations. Design projects often result in a deliverable prototype.
One of the three engineering capstone design projects in 2014 was the design and fabrication of a Baja car. The Baja car is an off-road vehicle that is designed to survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Each year the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) sponsors three Baja SAE® competitions held at various locations throughout the United States. In 2014, after a 7 year hiatus, York College entered the Baja SAE® competition located in Peoria, Illinois which is held at the Caterpillar testing facility.
2014 Competition Results
The three-wheeled finish was captured by one of our Go-Pro cameras.
2013-2014 Baja Team