College of Engineering

The University of Texas at El Paso

About SAE

What is SAE?

SAE International is an organization that was established in 1905. It was founded on the necessity of a free trade of ideas in the fledgling automobile industry. Since 1905, SAE has grown to encompass over 121,000 members. Its members include engineers, business executives, educators and students who share and exchange ideas on advancing the field of mobility systems.


The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) SAE chapter was established in 1978. UTEP SAE fosters student understanding and development in the field of mobility engineering.

Action Plan

  • Personal Development & Community Engagement
    • Developing leadership skills
    • Community service & involvement
    • Outreach
  • Academic Development
    • Conferences
    • Seminars & workshops
    • Learning opportunities
  • Technical Development
    • In-campus projects
    • Intercollegiate SAE competition series