The developing of personal and professional skills in automotive engineers through university competitions

  • Sánchez-Alejo F
  • Aparicio F
  • Álvarez M
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Promoting personal and professional skills is becoming an issue of interest and major concern in university environments and this, in turn, is being driven by the demands of business. In this paper the authors, teachers from UPM and ISAT, present the basic features of the Formula SAE project and some other international competition such as Eco-Shell Marathon, Formula Baja or Formula Low-Cost, and analyze the way these competitions helps to promote 24 basic skills in the students, compared to other activities carried out during their engineering degree courses.

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  • Automotive engineering
  • Competition
  • Component
  • Formula sae
  • Skills

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  • Francisco J. Sánchez-Alejo

  • Francisco Aparicio

  • Miguel A. Álvarez

  • Ernest Galindo

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