CAD Design Career Accelerator Program

CAD Design with CATIA 3DExperience for Formula 1

6 weeks
of live online courses

Tuesdays - Thursdays
5-8pm CEST

CATIA 3DX Software Included

Small, select group size

Learn the real-world skills needed to jumpstart your career in motorsport engineering!

Our CAD Design Career Accelerator Program (CAD-CAP) is specifically designed to help you develop your CAD Design skills with CATIA 3DExperience.

In this live course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how CAD plays a crucial role in the design, development, and optimisation of race cars, giving you a competitive edge in the fast-paced motorsport industry.

Learn CATIA directly from a former F1 aero design engineer and build your very own portfolio of designs in this one-of-a-kind course!

Already confident in your design skills, and looking to take them further? Check out our Advanced CAD Design course here.

CAD Design Career Acceleraotor Program

Includes CATIA 3DX
  • Lifetime access to course recordings
  • Taught by an ex-F1 aero designer
  • Create a CAD Portfolio
  • Small, select groups

What you'll get in this course:

  • career-focused, 6-week, online course
  • Live instruction from a former F1 aero designer
  • Individualised attention and feedback in a small-group setting
  • CATIA 3DExperience license included in the price of the course
  • Assignments based on real-life tasks & challenges
  • Industry-recognised certificate upon successful completion of the program
  • A portfolio of CAD Designs – see student work here
Accelerate your career - apply now for Batch 7 (coming late summer 2024)!

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Course Dates:

Batch 1: June 13 – July 20, 2023
Batch 2: August 8 – September 14, 2023
Batch 3: October  10 –  November 16, 2023
Batch 4: December 12, 2023 – January 25, 2024
Batch 5: February 13 –  March 21, 2024 
Batch 6: April 9 – May 16, 2024
Batch 7: dates TBC (late summer 2024) – apply here 


Hear from CAD Design students about the course!

To celebrate our students and their efforts, we host round table events after each Batch finishes the course. The clips below are taken from those events – you can watch the Batch 1 Round Table recording here, Batch 2 is here, Batch 3 can be seen here and Batch 5 is here!

Software used in this course:

The CAD Design Career Accelerator Program features the use of industry-leading CATIA 3DExperience, developed by Dassault Systèmes. 

Access to this exclusive software license is included in the cost of the course.

Students will download and run CATIA on their personal devices during this course. Check your computer’s hardware configuration to make sure you can run CATIA 3DExperience here.


Formula 1 Teams Using CATIA 3DExperience include:

Course Instructor

Martin Buchan

Martin Buchan

Having worked in F1 as an Aero Designer Engineer, Martin now spends his time directing his very own Buchan Motorsport, providing a range of Motorsport products and services.

Alongside a degree in Automotive Engineering from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (Bavaria), Martin was selected for the Junior Engineer Programme at Audi AG where he would fulfil multiple roles across different disciplines. Upon graduating, Martin stayed with Audi working as a Design Engineer.

In 2016, Martin moved to England to study for an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University, completing a Thesis with McLaren Applied Technologies. Upon graduating, Martin landed a job at Force India F1 team (now, Aston Martin F1) as an Aerodynamic Design Engineer, before founding Buchan Motorsport in 2020.

Martin has worked for:

Course reviews

See what students have to say about this course

Invaluable Course
Invaluable Course
Shane Kenyon
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An extremely well thought out but fast-paced course to bring you up to creating any parts you can imagine in CATIA. Being able to design alongside an F1 Engineer, have thorough technical discussions, and having a group to improve with made this course so incredibly worth it. I am not sure of anywhere else where you can get this level of training and exposure that is so specific... not to mention the CATIA license.
Had a blast enhancing my skills!
Had a blast enhancing my skills!
David Neva
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An outstanding and super complete course during which the foundations of the design of aerodynamic parts in Formula 1 are laid. Martin (the instructor) adapts to each person's experience and makes an effort to ensure that you do not have any doubts to resolve at the end of every class. Furthermore, you learn tools that allow you to delve into the CAD design of practically any part of a racing car. It has been an intensive experience that I have enjoyed week after week, and I can confirm my expectations have been incredibly exceeded.
Helped me land my dream placement
Helped me land my dream placement
Yousef Loughrey
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Having never learned CAD before, the CAD CAP course was perfect for me to learn and develop my skills as a hopeful engineer working in motorsport. Martin was a great instructor who taught us not only the best methods and techniques when working in CATIA but also great insights and career advice for us looking to work in the motorsport industry, which ultimately helped me land my dream placement at Visa Cash App RB (Formerly AlphaTauri).

As a student enrolled to our courses you will have access to our exclusive Community forums. You will be able to ask questions to your course instructor and start threads and discussions in our forums!

Motorsport Engineer Student Community

Interested in accelerating your career?


includes the cost of CATIA 3DExperience license

Mode of Delivery: Live Online Courses     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail and live support     ⓘ

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with your network.

Interact with instructor     ⓘ

Network with motorsport engineering professionals and receive the advice you are looking for.

Assignments     ⓘ

Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.

Guest Speakers     ⓘ

Gain insight from motorsport engineering professionals working in the industry.

Assignment feedback     ⓘ

Receive feedback from our course leader to better hone your knowledge and understanding of course concepts.

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Motorsport Engineer’s Career Accelerator Programs are select, small groups, so we want to make sure that those participating are truly driven! Part of the experience of a Career Accelerator Program will be in the group dynamic, and a selection process is in place to help facilitate a great experience for everyone involved.

The application has no cost, and you can apply for as many programs as you’d like!

Motorsport Engineer will never ask you to pay to apply for the CAD Design Career Accelerator Program.

You can apply for this program even if you have already submitted an application but were not selected. Please make sure in your application to highlight any  information that may have changed since you last applied!

Feel free to contact us at should you require any assistance or if you have questions about your candidacy for this program.

Yes, the cost of the license is included in the price, and it will be available to students for the course plus a limited time after the course ends.

Students will download and use CATIA 3DExperience on their personal computers/laptops.

The cost of the program includes:

  • Lifetime access to our learning platform
  • Access to every live course meeting
  • Recordings and materials of each course meeting
  • Software licence needed for the course: CATIA 3DExperience
  • Email and video call support with Motorsport Engineer staff
  • Discussion board to interact with the instructor and your peers 

The course curriculum can be viewed on the course page! We also invite you to view the webinar introducing the program to hear from the instructor and get an overview of the course content.

Yes! A personalised certificate with your name and course title will be provided once you have successfully completed the course.

Once you enrol in a course, you will have lifetime digital access to the course content!

While we encourage live session attendance to get the most out of the course, we record every session so that you can watch (or re-watch) the lesson at any time!

We are happy to offer reduced student pricing on any course or course package with verification of active student status. Please send an email to for more information.

If you are part of a group of people interested in enrolling in one or more courses, please contact us at

Motorsport Engineer is dedicated to your success! We offer a 100% money-back guarantee for our courses as outlined in our refund policy.


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