The final stage of the International Student Contest for Motor Engineering “Prof. Univ. Eng. Constantin Ghiulai” for “Dynamics of cars” and “Automotive CAD – CATIA” was held between the 23th and 25th of October 2019 at the University of Craiova and was organized by the Romanian Society of Automotive Engineers – SIAR- during the International Congress of Automotive Engineering and Road Transport SMAT 2019.

This third edition of the final stage for “Automotive CAD – CATIA” gathered 25 students representing nine universities: Technical University from Cluj-Napoca, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, University of Pitesti, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Ovidius University of Constanta, University of Craiova and “Ferdinand I” Military Technical Academy from Bucharest. Previously local stages were organized at universities gathering around 120 students who participated at the study programs in the field of “Vehicle Engineering”.

The winners of the competitions organized at each university were chosen to participate at the national stage.
Based on results obtained at the contest the following prizes were awarded with the gracious support of MAGIC ENGINEERING:

First place – “Transilvania” University from Brasov:
Ioana Diana BUZDUGAN
Hunor BEGE
Istvan NAGY
Second place – Technical University from Cluj-Napoca:
Corneliu MĂGHERUȘAN
Richard BALINT
Sofinel CIURDAȘ
Third place – Polytechnic University of Bucharest:
Alexandru ANCUȚA
Alexandru CIOCAN
Alexandru VÎLSAN

The curriculum, bibliography and the organizational rules were developed by a group of specialists from Renault Technologie Roumanie, MAGIC ENGINEERING, teachers from participating universities and the Registrar’s Office of SIAR.

The members of the assessment committee were Dr. Eng. Virgil TEODOR – “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați – national coordinator, S.l. dr. eng. Mario TROTEA – University of Craiova – technical coordinator, S.l. dr. ing. Radu VILĂU – “FERDINAND I” Military Technical Academy from Bucharest, S.l. dr. eng. Emilian BORZA – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, S.l. dr. eng. Sebastian RADU – “Transilvania” University of Brașov, S.l. Dr. Eng. Gavrilă TRIF – TORDAI – Polytechnic University of Timișoara, S.l. dr. Eng. Camil TUDOR – “Ovidius” University of Constanța, Eng. Florin-Florin – Ciprian MARINESCU – Renault Technologie Roumanie, Eng. Sorin IȘTOC, Eng. Oleg GUNDIUC – MAGIC ENGINEERING, Prof. Eng. Minu MITREA – SIAR.

All participating students received certificates of excellence for the outstanding results achieved during the competition.
MAGIC ENGINEERING has provided both the consistent prizes awarded to the winners as well as the CATIA V5 licenses used on the computers.

This edition benefited from the outstanding logistical support provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles, Transport and Industrial Engineering from the Faculty of Mechanics of the University of Craiova, including students’ meals and accommodation.

The Romanian Society of Automotive Engineers – SIAR will organize the next edition of the International Student Competition for Motor Engineering “Prof. Univ. Eng. Constantin Ghiulai” for the topics of “Dynamics of cars” and “Automotive CAD – CATIA” between the 29th and 31st of October 2020, together with the XXXI International Congress of SIAR for Automotive and Transport Engineering hosted by the Technical University of Moldova from Chisinau, thus marking the first edition of the International Congress “Automotive and Integrated Transport Systems – AITS 2020”.