Engineering Design & Development (Motorsports)

Course Overview

Engineering Design and Development is a one-year course that specializes in modern design and engineering processes with a focus on creative problem solving. This hands-on, student-driven course allows the students to develop skills in multiple disciplines such as mechanical and electrical engineering, fabrication, automotive technology, physics, product research, project management, and business management all while focusing on the world of motorsports and alternative energy. Students will work in a hands-on environment designing, funding, building, and testing their Electrical Vehicle (EV) Grand Prix electric racing karts and their Super Mileage Vehicle While also competing in State and National competitions in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will also be receiving 4 credits in Automotive Services Technology I and 2 credits in Engineering Design and Development.

Ivy Tech Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
AUTI 100 Basic Automotive Service 3 None Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 111 Electrical I 3 AUTI 100 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
AUTI 121 Brake Systems 3 AUTI 111 Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit


Concentrator Star

DOE Course


Recommended Grade Level


Required Prerequisite

Principles of Engineering

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
    • 7213 Principles of Automotive Service (2 credits)
    • 7205 Brake Systems (2 credits)
    • 5698 Engineering Design and Development (2 credits)

Qualifies as quantitative reasoning courses