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Study automotive engineering abroad

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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.

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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

Automotive Engineering study abroad programs

Automotive engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in automotive engineering

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    Automotive Engineering - MEngi University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,061 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering - BEng Vilnius Tech, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,199 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,870 EUR

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

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,808 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering: Sports Car Preparation and Maintenance - PBD Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    3,949 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,640 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Technology - PBD Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Belgium

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,765 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Associate in automotive engineering

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

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Automotive Technology - AASc Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,310 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Automotive Technology - AASc Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    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 - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 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
    7,841 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,000 AUD

    Start date
    May, February, March, April
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    Automotive Technology - Dip Holland College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,878 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,774 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Technology (Notre Dame Campus) - Dip Red River College Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,238 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,980 CAD

    Start date
    April
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    Automotive Technology (Saint John Campus) - Dip New Brunswick Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,053 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,580 CAD

    Start date
    April, September
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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 (Moncton Campus) - Cert New Brunswick Community College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,053 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,580 CAD

    Start date
    April, September
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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 - MEngSc Vilnius Tech, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,595 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,157 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering: Powertrain Engineering - Intl MASc University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,594 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Engineering - MEng Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,390 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,409 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Automotive Engineering - MSc Kaplan International College London: Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    33,642 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,580 GBP

    Start date
    October
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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.