About Us

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the City College of New York is an undergraduate mechanical engineering club that involves devoted students to the real world engineering environment that promotes and exposes them to rigors of mechanical engineering and collaboration with other engineers to design and build a vehicle. This chapter has been around for the past decade and it has become one of the most productive student organizations on campus. Over the past years, this chapter has participated in very challenging competitions such as Formula One, Baja and Supermileage. With every passing year, the chapter has shown improvement based on their accomplishments during the competition. This is due to the veterans becoming mentors to the inexperienced students and helping them build a stronger and a more competitive generation year by year. We will continue to grow and build upon our knowledge to remain competitive in this years competition. Here are some of the highlights of previous competitions.


Current Project - 2015 SAE Supermileage

The purpose of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Supermileage competition is to challenge engineering students to design and manufacture a single person, high mileage vehicle that is powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke engine. The fuel efficiency of the vehicle is tested through a performance run around the Eaton racing track. The vehicle must complete six laps around the oval track, totaling 15.5 km in distance. The vehicle mileage is determined by the total fuel consumption needed to propel the vehicle during the performance run. Fuel mileage can be improved by implementing a variety of solutions for example manufacturing the vehicle so it is aerodynamic and light weight in order to perform at its best capacity. However, there are requirements that are placed on the modifications made to the engine, the stability of the vehicle, safety of the driver and structural strength of the vehicle.

2014 SAE Supermileage

Give a big applause for this year's award to the whole team in SAE. This year they have earned an award that not only shows the talent that team members have but how much time and effort they put to earn this award. Here is an award for the Best Design Execution!


2013 SAE Supermileage
CONGRATULATIONS! to the whole SAE team that worked day in and day out to bring back an award. 

2012 SAE Baja
Congrats to our whole team for our highest ever CCNY BAJA Placement:
Out of 100 teams competing in the BAJA SAE Auburn competition, we placed:

21st Overall
18th Endurance
23rd Hill Climb
5th Design Report (17th Total design)
21st in Cost
59th in Manuverability
55th in Suspension & Traction
2012 Baja Vehicle in Auburn, AL

2010 Baja Vehicle competing in Rochester, NY

For the latest updates on our project, come by our office in ST-272.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at sae.ccny@gmail.com or drop by our office

Subpages (1): SAE Mini Baja 2016