Automotive Engineering Design

Have a passion for car design, power and function?

Check out our Automotive Engineering Design Concentration as part of your Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program. You will gain greater insight into automotive engineering with courses including engine design, vehicle performance, transmission design and chassis design.

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on competition teams such as Formula SAE and BajaSAE.

Through these types of experiences, you will acquire hands-on problem-solving techniques and program management skills that are essential in the automotive industry, where job growth continues to be strong.

Automotive engineers earn a median salary of around $100,000.

Why Kettering?

  • You want specific skills and experience designing engines and mobility system.
  • As a Mechanical Engineering student you be in labs like e-Design and e-Manufacturing Studio, Energy Systems Lab, Crash Safety Center, Advanced Engine Research Lab, DENSO International Dynamic Systems Design Studio and The Center for Fuel Cell Systems and Powertrain.
  • Faculty are researching Energy Systems, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Computational Biomechanics, Automobile body structure design and crash analysis, Tire Mechanics, Noise, Vibration, Water collection and filtration technologies in the developing world, and Mechatronics.