Capstone Recruitment 2022


Capstone Positions

How do we build race cars? With students just like you.

MUR Motorsports is a multi-disciplinary team working together to design and build both Electric and Autonomous race vehicles. The team is split up into several sub-teams who are each responsible for their respective system on the car. You will see teams in Aerodynamics, Chassis, Electric Motor Control, Autonomous Perception, just to name a few. Each CAPSTONE student engineer will take on a design role, where they will get the opportunity to conceptualize, design, manufacture, integrate, test and validate their own components on the vehicles over a 12-month project cycle.

In 2022, MUR Motorsports looks to further develop our autonomous program in the hopes of entering a fully operational autonomous car to compete in the 2022 competition. As with the changing climate of the automotive industry, our electric vehicle also continues to evolve, with exciting developments on the horizon, such as the introduction of a carbon fibre monocoque project and accumulator development. To assist us with our vision for 2022, we are seeking Capstone students for Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics and Engineering Management roles within our team.

With helpful guidance and support from MUR alumni, fellow students and faculty, and a large network of industry connections, MUR Motorsports affords its members the ideal environment to excel in their final years of university and transition smoothly into professional life. If you are a self-motivated and outcome-focused final year engineering student, why not select MUR as your Capstone Project? Check out the sub-team sections below and find your ideal project! When you're ready, hit apply, and we'll be in touch soon.

Round Two of Capstone Applications for 2022 are now CLOSED.

Kindly email info@murmotorsports.com for any additional queries.


Accumulator

Example roles: Housing Engineer, Accumulator Engineer

Electric roles will investigate appropriate cells to provide around 400V and 200A to the electric powertrain, as well as, design the control circuitry and cabling within the battery. Mechanical roles will design housing for the battery, keeping in mind safety, while ensuring that it meets competition rules.  The accumulator team will be trained to handle hazardous voltage and gain experience in all forms of wiring and circuit design skills. The team will further be responsible for handling, charging, and maintaining current accumulator.


Aerodynamics

Example roles: Undertray and Bodyworks Engineer, Wing Design Engineer, Wing Structure and Mounting Engineer, Aerodynamics Mechanical Design and Validation Engineer

Enhances vehicular acceleration and performance through the design, manufacture, and validation of a complete aerodynamics package. You will be directly involved in the complete development cycle from initial concepts through to realisation on the race car. This role and project entails the design of aerodynamic components, running simulations with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) programs, manufacture of components utilising composites such as carbon fibre and FRP, validation of simulation results on track. The aerodynamics package consists of an undertray, front wing, rear wing, nosecone, side pods and side wings, which increase load through the tyres by producing downforce.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of our highly skilled Aerodynamics team, focusing on the development of our multi-competition winning FSAE cars. If you have a passion for aerodynamics, are highly-competitive, looking to take your skills to the next level and work in a high performing environment, please apply!


Autonomous Electrical & Software

Example Roles: Control Engineer, Spatial Engineer, Computer Vision Engineer, Sensor System Engineer, System Architecture Engineer, Digital Communication Engineer

Autonomous electrical and software engineers use the autonomous sensors to help the vehicle perceive and understand its surrounding, localize itself within the space and allow the autonomous vehicle to navigate the race track using sophisticated path planning and control algorithms. You will be responsible for writing programs that directly interface with the Stereo Camera, LiDAR and GPS to improve vehicle localization, and optimizing the autonomous perception and control pipeline to reduce lap time. Autonomous software engineers are also responsible for designing the overall autonomous system architecture and facilitating communication between different sub-systems.

Autonomous Mechanical

Example Roles: Steering Actuation Engineer, Braking Actuation Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer

The autonomous steering and braking system are crucial to the operation of the Autonomous Vehicle on track. It allows the AV to maneuver around the track using the output of the autonomous control pipeline. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, prototyping, manufacturing and integrating a robust autonomous steering and braking system. This will involve mechanical design, 3D modelling, and manufacturing using CNC machining and laser cutting. You will also be working closely with the autonomous electrical and software team to ensure your system is fully controllable and observable.


Brakes & Outboards

Example Roles: Brake Engineer, Outboard Design Engineer

Brake engineers are responsible for the design of the brake rotor and mounting  to the uprights.  This role exposes the  engineer to mechanical and thermal FEA, as well as, general mechanical design. The engineer will  also be responsible for the maintenance of the brake pads, and the bleeding of the system currently implemented on MUR19E.


Chassis & Ergonomics

Example roles: Main Structure Engineer, Chassis Manufacturing Engineer, Pedal Box & Ergonomics Engineer, Chassis Safety Engineer

The chassis is the cornerstone of MUR's racecars. The Chassis Team is responsible for the design and validation of the rigid structure for MUR's new electric car in 2022, as well as maintenance of the 2021 electric vehicle chassis. This involves analysing the chassis structure to optimise driving conditions, designing for the mounting of all other subsystems on the car, designing driver ergonomics to maximise driver performance and ensure the car meets FSAE requirements. This team is constantly on the pulse, working with all other sub-teams and gaining a breadth of valuable engineering design experience. You will also gain welding and CNC training in this team!


Coordination

Example roles: Sponsorship Officer, Marketing Officer, Finance Officer, Operations Officer

A unique opportunity to be part of an operational CAPSTONE that’s different from your usual technical projects! You will be part of a non-technical team that is vital to the team’s success as they are the ones who bring in the sponsors, the money and manage the team’s finances.

The sponsorship officer will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with external sponsors as well as with FEIT. The marketing officer will be responsible for our marketing strategies, social media engagements as well as events management and advertisements. The finance officer will be responsible for managing the procurement, finance and budget of the team. Finally, the operational officer will be responsible for the administrative and operational duties and to ensure the team runs smoothly and is compliant with UMSU and the competition.


Electric Motor Control

Example roles: Motor Control, Torque Vector Engineer, Vehicle Modelling Engineer

The EMC team are responsible  for the core modelling of vehicle dynamics and the control systems running the motors. This team designs and tunes systems such as torque vectoring, launch and traction control. The EMC team will  be trained to handle hazardous voltages, and be responsible for general electrical manufacture and wiring of the systems, while fine tuning the motors on the dyno.


Low Voltage & Loom

Example roles: Data Acquisition Engineer, Loom Engineer

These roles will involve the design of the electric car's wiring harness. The loom provides essential electric connections throughout the car, and is crucial for success. The data acquisition and sensor selection roles involve integrating components such as the dashboard to effectively relay data to the motor control unit. The team will further be trained to understand standard wiring conventions and gain experience in circuit design and programming. The team will also be responsible for the collection and analysis of car data to other subteams during track days.


Race Engineer

An exciting new role for this year! You have the responsibility to lead the team to greatness as you aim to maximise the competition points for the team! You will guide the team through concept selection from a top level and validate concepts to ensure each sub-team’s concept is making the car faster and handle better. This will be achieved as you gain an understanding of how different parameters of the car affect performance as well as the trade-off between different parameters using LapSim. You will also be responsible for verifying our LapSim program and improve upon it. Lastly, you will also be responsible for the driver’s training and using the telemetry gathered from the car to help improve the driver’s performance to ensure they are reliable and fast.

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Suspension & Steering

Example roles: Kinematics Engineer, Steering Engineer, Activation Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer

The suspension system is hands-down the most important system on a race car. Dealing with vehicle dynamics, the Suspension Team takes responsibility for the steering linkages and dynamic handling of the car using springs, dampers, anti-roll bars and geometric principles. The team is also responsible for setting up the car for track days and fine-tuning on track to optimise vehicle performance, so you'll be in the middle of the action.  By taking part in this team, you will gain huge amounts of technical design and manufacturing experience and, as well as training in welding and CNC machining.