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What is Automotive Engineering Technology?

Automotive engineering technology is a branch of mechanical engineering that prepares students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to construct, repair and modify systems and machines related to automobiles. Individuals will work to implement new technologies, utilize more efficient designs, and ensure that the vehicle being designed is free of any defects. Individuals must be able to draw up diagrams, should have a strong background in math and physics and should be able to follow schematics as part of the engineering process.

Educational Requirements

Individuals enrolled in a program for automotive engineering technology will learn about the various sciences involved in the development of such systems. Programs in automotive engineering technology are limited in availability and as a result most individuals interested in pursuing the field often choose mechanical engineering programs that offer a similar education in the sciences. Students may then add additional courses to one's curriculum relevant to the area of automobiles in order to gear their education toward automotive engineering. Regardless of the type of program, science and mathematics will play a quintessential role in one's ability to properly perform the tasks required.

A curriculum in automotive engineering technology may include:

  • Calculus
  • Automotive Technology and Systems
  • Fluid Power
  • Industrial Safety
  • Composite Materials

Employment Opportunities and Job Growth

Individuals working in automotive engineering technology will find themselves working on all parts of development of vehicles. Individuals will develop engines, electrical systems, chassis and more. Engineers who enter the industry will work under experienced professionals, typically assigned to specific areas in order to obtain practical experience in the various aspects of production and design. Additionally, such engineers will be responsible for the testing and implementation of designs and develop procedures to maintain finished products.

Careers in automotive engineering technology are limited and the market for jobs is expected to shrink. This is due to the increased production due to automation and technical testing and design through advancements in computer technology. As a result, jobs are competitive, though qualified and talented individuals are in continued demand. Students who pursue mechanical engineering rather than automotive engineering technology may have more career options outside of the automotive industry.

Salary and Related Fields

The average salary for an automotive engineer is approximately $90,000 per year. Salary increases with experience and education. Individuals with managerial experience may become team leaders or division heads, increasing earning potential greatly within a corporate environment.

Individuals interested in automotive engineering technology may also be interested in mechanical engineering,mechanical technology technician, or aeronautical and aerospace engineering technology.

Colleges that Offer Automotive Engineering by Number of Graduates

Listed below are the most popular schools in the U.S. that have automotive engineering programs. Schools can be filtered by clicking the drop-down menu below and selecting a state.

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Lincoln Technical Institute - Whitestone

Whitestone, NY

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Program Cost (Tuition & Fees): $29,630
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (718) 640-9800

Programs Offered

  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Wyotech - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

WyoTech is a system of career training institutions owned and operated Corinthian Colleges, Inc. with five locations in four states. Originally founded as Wyoming Technical Institute in 1966, the school has seen expansion and growth since its purchase, resulting in the addition of new programs...

School Details

  • Program Cost (Tuition & Fees): $25,070
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (562) 624-9530

Programs Offered

  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Lincoln Technical Institute - Union

Union, NJ

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (908) 964-7800

Programs Offered

  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Lincoln College of Technology - Columbia

Columbia, MD

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (410) 290-7100

Programs Offered

  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah

Mahwah, NJ

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Program Cost (Tuition & Fees): $28,079
  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: Less Than 1,000
  • Telephone: (201) 529-1414

Programs Offered

  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Lincoln College of Technology - Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, TX

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (972) 660-5701

Programs Offered

  • Electrical Engineering (C)
  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Lincoln College of Technology - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (317) 632-5553

Programs Offered

  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Sinclair Community College

Dayton, OH

Sinclair Community College (SCC) is two-year community college in Dayton, Ohio, offering the lowest tuition rate in the state. Sinclair has a range of academic programs that lead to an associate degree, a professional or vocational certificate, or transfer to a four-year...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $3,350
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (937) 512-3000

Programs Offered

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (C,A)

Lincoln College of Technology - Denver

Denver, CO

Fortis College, as well as Fortis Institute, is a system of schools owned and operated by Education Affiliates, Inc. to provide a variety of career education programs for potential students. Originally known as Bohecker College, the school has expanded to more than forty campuses in fourteen...

School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (303) 722-5724

Programs Offered

  • Automotive Engineering (C)

Columbus State Community College

Columbus, OH

Columbus State Community College is a two-year community college located in Ohio that offers associate's degrees and professional/career certificates.  Columbus State is committed to providing education to diverse learners, and offers a range of programs to meet the...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $3,400
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (614) 287-5353

Programs Offered

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Electrical Engineering (C,A)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is public research university. It is located in Carbondale, Illinois on a large, picturesque campus. SIUC ranks among the top universities in the U.S. It offers undergraduate degrees in a comprehensive range of academic subjects...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $11,528
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (618) 453-2121

Programs Offered

  • Engineering Technology (B)
  • Electrical Engineering (B)
  • Industrial Technology (B)
  • Manufacturing Technology (B)

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee

Okmulgee, OK

Interested in taking up an applied science or technology degree? Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology- Okmulgee is the premier institution and the only university of applied technology in Oklahoma. Located 40 miles south of Tulsa, OSUIT is a comprehensive technical...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,215
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 1,000 to 4,999
  • Telephone: (918) 293-4678

Programs Offered

  • Engineering Technology (A)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A)
  • Instrumentation Technology (A)
  • Automotive Engineering (A)

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

FSU, a public institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Big Rapids, Michigan, the school offers a rural setting for students to study in. Approximately fourteen thousand students are enrolled annually at...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $10,354
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (231) 591-2000

Programs Offered

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (B)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (B)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (B)
  • Telecommunications Technology (B)

Hocking College

Nelsonville, OH

History Founded in the 1960's in Nelsonville, OH, Hocking College has grown from a vocational school into a large 2 year college. The school offers certificate and degree programs, and is the only 2 year public institution in Ohio to offer...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,191
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (740) 753-3591

Programs Offered

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C)
  • Electrical Engineering (C)
  • Refrigeration Technology (C)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (C)

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Pittsburg State University is a public university that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Pittsburg, Kansas, in a predominately rural area. Approximately 7,100 students are enrolled yearly at Pitt...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $5,494
  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (620) 231-7000

Programs Offered

  • Engineering Technology (B)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (B)
  • Plastics Engineering Technology (B)
  • Industrial Technology (B)

Cuyahoga Community College District

Cleveland, OH

Cuyahoga Community College District, known as "Tri-C," is a two-year community college in Ohio.  Tri-C is ranked 45th in the United States in conferring associate's degrees. It offers associate's degrees in numerous programs of study, and more than 140...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $3,753
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: More Than 20,000
  • Telephone: (800) 954-8742

Programs Offered

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Instrumentation Technology (C,A)
  • Industrial Technology (C,A)
  • Automotive Engineering (C,A)

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, OH

Owens Community College is a state community college located just a few miles from downtown Toledo in Northwest Ohio, offering 130 different academic programs. Owens Community College offers continuing education and corporate training, in addition to its associate's degree...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $3,999
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (567) 661-7000

Programs Offered

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C,A)
  • Biomedical Technology (C,A)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (C,A)

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Wellesley Hills, MA

About Massachusetts Bay Community College, located in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, was founded in 1961 through a charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The school moved to temporary locations...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $4,176
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (781) 239-3000

Programs Offered

  • Environmental Control Technologies (C,A)
  • Automotive Engineering (C,A)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (C,A)

Brookdale Community College

Lincroft, NJ

Brookdale Community College, located in Lincroft, New Jersey, was founded in 1967, and currently maintains education centers in six cities. The school serves over 17,00 students annually and one in three Monmouth County high school graduates attends the school. The school...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $6,209
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 10,000 to 19,999
  • Telephone: (732) 224-2345

Programs Offered

  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A)
  • Automotive Engineering (A)

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA

Located at One College Avenue in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania College of Technology offers a broad choice of programs that lead to 100 different types of career-associated certifications or two-year and four-year...

School Details

  • Tuition (In-State): $14,370
  • Type: Community College
  • Students Enrolled: 5,000 to 9,999
  • Telephone: (570) 326-3761

Programs Offered

  • Architectural Engineering Technology (C,B)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (C,B)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (C,B)
  • Electrical Engineering (C,B)

Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.