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Automotive Engineering degrees abroad

Automotive engineering is the study of how vehicles work, and how they’re designed, built and maintained. A degree in automotive engineering will give you a good understanding of engineering science, and how it is applied to the development of automobiles.

It’s an ideal choice if you have a passion for cars, are interested in how the work, and how they can be improved. The drive towards making vehicles safer, cleaner and more sustainable means that talented automotive engineers have the chance to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry.

Choosing to study automotive engineering abroad is a great way to access the best programs and facilities. It can also expose you to a range of industry opportunities where you can get hands on experience at some of the world’s biggest automotive businesses.

Automotive Engineering program structure

Some programs include a study abroad or placement year, which is usually taken in the third year of an undergraduate degree.

You can study a BSc, or BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) in automotive engineering at undergraduate level. You may also have the option to convert a BEng to an MEng (Master of Engineering) if you have achieved the necessary grades. You usually have until the end of the second year to transfer to an MEng, and it means you’ll study for an extra year and earn a master’s level degree.

Bachelor’s programs usually last between three and five years, and a separate master’s will take one or two years. You can also study for a PhD degree if you have your master’s, and they can take up to four or five years to complete.

The precise structure and content of an automotive engineering program will differ depending on the university you apply to. In some programs you will spend the first one or two years learning the foundations of mechanical engineering, whereas others will focus on automotive topics from the start. Modules you can expect to study include:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Engineering materials
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Computing and programming for engineers
  • Vehicle systems and design
  • Dynamics and vibration
  • Ground vehicle aerodynamics
  • Electrical drive systems

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Automotive Engineering study abroad programs

Automotive engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in automotive engineering

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    Aerospace Engineering (Autonomous Vehicle Systems) - BEng Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Automotive Engineering - BEng (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,383 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering - BEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,915 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,440 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Automotive Engineering - BEng Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    3,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering - BEng (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,809 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,615 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Associate in automotive engineering

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    Automotive Engineering Technology - AASc University of West Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,818 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,818 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Automotive Technology - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Automotive Technology - ASc College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,000 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Automotive Technology - AASc South Seattle College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    April, June, September, January
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    Automotive Technology - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Diploma in automotive engineering

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    Automotive Technology (Perth Campus) - Dip Macallan College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    8,306 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 AUD

    Start date
    April, May, February, March
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Certificate in automotive engineering

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    Automotive Technology - Cert Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Automotive Technology: Diagnostic Specialist - Cert College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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Automotive engineering graduate programs

Master's in automotive engineering

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    Automotive Engineering - MAppSc University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,864 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,594 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering - MES Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,222 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,900 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Engineering (International Automotive Engineering) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,915 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,440 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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Future automotive engineering careers

As an automotive engineering graduate you will be well placed for a role in design, manufacturing or testing in the automotive industry. Popular careers with an automotive engineering degree include:

  • Automotive engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Product designer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Research engineer

The skills you learn during an automotive engineering degree program mean you could look to work in other engineering areas.