Masters in Engineering & Technology

Automotive Engineering


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Automotive engineering deals with advanced knowledge of design, construction and operation of sustainable mobility systems. Automotive engineering makes use of expertise related to other disciplines such as mechanics, materials, electronics, electrical engineering and software development. Automotive engineers layout, manufacture and test vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and off-road vehicles. They typically specialise in one of the three major areas of automotive engineering: design, research and development, or production.

Engineering schools and departments offer both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in mechanical engineering with concentrations in automotive engineering, while some institutions include specialisations in business management, robotics, design or sustainability. Students are expected to combine mathematical skills, a good knowledge of physics and analytical and critical thinking, with a creative mind-set and a passion for innovation.

Career prospects for graduates in automotive engineering include vehicle manufacturing companies, design firms, engineering consultancies, the motorsport industry or in research and development. Professionals can practice as manufacturing engineers, inventors, quality assurance managers, technical sales managers, systems engineering managers and technical consultants.

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Suggested Masters in Automotive Engineering

M.Sc. Automotive Systems

The technology that powers them is developing faster than ever. Do you want to be a part of these dynamic developments and kick start your career in specialized automotive techology? Sign up and become the next Master of Automotive Systems at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

M.Sc. Sustainable Automotive Engineering

Sustainable Automotive Engineering course from WMG University of Warwick is ideally suited to those aspiring to become research managers and technology leaders within the strategically important areas of vehicle electrification and sustainability. You will have the management skills, technical awareness, and vision to assess different technology options within the context of environmental legislation and consumer expectations for vehicle quality, reliability, and performance.

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M.Sc. Railway Engineering

There is substantial demand for engineers with integrated knowledge of railway subsystems (infrastructure, vehicles and traffic control) who understand how to maximize performance of the whole system. The proposed program in Railway Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology will be among the very few programs in the world that covers all aspects of rail engineering in this manner and none offers the international perspective afforded by this one.