Automotive Engineering Technology

A college degree in automotive engineering technology focuses on designing, building, and testing cars, trucks, and other ground vehicles.

For this major you’ll take lots of automotive engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an automotive engineer.

Sample Courses

Core Automotive Engineering Technology Courses:

  • Manual Transmission and Drive Lines
  • Automotive Brake Systems
  • Automotive Electricity/Electronics
  • Automotive engines
  • Suspension, Steering, and Alignment Services
  • Electronic Fuel Management Systems
  • Chassis Electrical/Electronics
  • Engine Flow Analysis
  • Dynamometer Analysis
  • Automotive Fuels and Lubes
  • Emission Systems
  • Alternate Fuel and Vehicle System
  • Intro to Material Science
  • Material Science Metals
  • Kinematics and Mechanisms
  • Metrology
  • Quality Science Statistics
  • Statistical Process
  • Design of Experiments
  • Model and Prototype Development
  • Fluids/Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Solid Modeling

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology