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Automotive Engineering

What is Automotive Engineering?

Automotive Engineering deals with the engineering problems, opportunities and needs of the automotive sector and related industries. The discipline focuses on the design and manufacture of automobiles and their component parts, as well as on the integration of components into an automotive system.

The automotive sector is continually advancing and giving rise to new opportunities. For example, automotive challenges include the development of electric and fuel cell-driven vehicles and engineering for higher standards of safety.

What do Automotive Engineers do?

Automotive Engineers are involved in many engineering functions including product design, automation and control, manufacturing, and production logistics. Graduates of our Automotive Engineering program are particularly prepared for systems engineering and integration, research and development, economic analysis, and engineering sales and marketing.

What types of careers do Automotive Engineers find?

Automotive engineers are employed in automotive companies and industries require specialized mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering skills. Automotive engineers may find employment at major automobile, truck, bus and motorcycle companies as well as within racing teams, parts manufacturers and research and development organizations.

Due to their interdisciplinary approach to applied knowledge, our graduating automotive engineers will have excellent career opportunities in the job market, both domestically and abroad. In addition, since the program is structured on a mechanical engineering foundation, graduates will also readily find employment in companies seeking mechanical engineers.

Program Description

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is the only university in Canada to offer a dedicated program in Automotive Engineering. The Automotive Engineering program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for engineering in all areas of the automotive sector and related industries.

Developed in consultation with industry and experts at other universities, the Automotive Engineering curriculum provides has a strong mechanical engineering foundation, and also includes elements of manufacturing and electrical engineering. Since Automotive Engineering is a multidisciplinary field, our program offers an interesting combination of courses from a broad range of areas.

View the Program Map for Automotive Engineering here.

Engineering and Management Program

The Engineering and Management combination programs meet the rapidly increasing need for engineers with the leadership skills to succeed in business and management. Students can choose to complement their technical studies in this engineering program with business and management courses by opting for the five-year Engineering and Management program that corresponds to this discipline.

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