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Mission Statement

To provide team-oriented, hands-on, project-based experience to students at the University of California, Los Angeles in order to better prepare them for their contributions to society and the workplace.

What is Baja?

Baja SAE is an international collegiate design competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The contest challenges each team to function as a small business whose task is to design, fabricate, market, and race an off-road vehicle that is evaluated from a variety of engineering perspectives. Each year SAE hosts a West, Midwest, and East competition in which approximately 100 teams from across the nation and around the world bring their vehicles to undergo rigorous testing.

UCLA Racing provides real-world, team-oriented experience for students through the process of designing, building, and racing an off-road vehicle. The team is open to university students from all backgrounds and majors. Mentorship is provided to all new team members through structured student-run design lectures and in-shop machining tutorials. Baja’s curriculum complements UCLA’s formal education by providing students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience.

Interested in joining?

Come check us out! We meet regularly during the school year. Visit our Contact page for more information.

Want to learn more about us? Check out our presentation: