Automotive Engineering Design - Is it for Me?

Engineers who are interested in the design, development and manufacturing of automobiles would be particularly interested in this specialty. 

Students who decide to enroll in the Automotive specialty gain greater insight into automotive engineering through classes such as Engine Design, Vehicle Performance andFormula SAE Transmission Design, as well as Chassis Design.

Automotive students work closely with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which Automotive students are required to join. (Apply on-line at www.sae.org/membership.) Students work on vehicle projects throughout their tenure. These projects enable them to acquire hands-on problem solving techniques, as well as program management skills that are essential in the automotive industry.

The basic philosophy behind the Automotive specialty is two fold:

  • To provide students with the fundamental knowledge in the field of Mechanical Engineering and provide them with the tools to be a contributing team member.
  • To provide the students with the basic and  introductory knowledge of Automotive engineering in the areas of Powertrain Engineering, Vehicle Performance, Chassis Design, culminating with the experience of the Vehicle Design Project course.

If you have any questions about the Automotive Specialty, please contact any of the following automotive faculty: