Hi guys! Welcome to the official Tuks Baja web page for the University of Pretoria. For those of you who don't know, Baja is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Universities all over the world enter teams of students who compete against each other. These teams are each required to design, manufacture and build a rugged, small, single-seat off-road vehicle that has to survive the severe punishment of rough terrain, steep rocky hills, and mud.
The SAE competition challenges the students to not only build a vehicle that is capable of winning the competition, but also one that is feasible for mass production purposes. This incorporates both the disciplines of racing and performance design with industrial design.This competition also gives students the first-hand challenge of pursuing their passion while managing real-life demands and priorities. As in real work situations, the future engineers are required to work together as a team to discover and resolve technical challenges in design, testing, and manufacturing, as well as business matters.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like more information, please download the PDF below or email us at: [email protected]
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For more information on the South African competition, please go to: https://bajasouthafrica.com/
Below you will find some videos of us machining and driving our cars:
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Our current sponsors include: