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How does Automotive Engineering differ from Mechanical Engineering? Where can I study for an Automotive Engineering Degree? #mechanical #engineering #degree #programs

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How does Automotive Engineering differ from Mechanical Engineering? Where can I study for an Automotive Engineering Degree?

Please see also our answer to a previous question on a related subject

Q: I write from India; currently I am in my last year of pre-university schooling. I am very interested in engineering, and especially automobile engineering. I am really interested in designing automobiles. What are the top engineering schools in the world where I could pursue these interests?
Answer

Automotive engineering is an applied science that includes elements of Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, and Safety engineering as applied to the manufacture and operation of automobiles, buses and trucks.(source: Answerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_engineering )

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is made up of a number of subdisciplines concerned with the mechanics, kinematics (movement), and energy of physical objects. Practitioners of mechanical engineering, known as mechanical engineers, use principles such as heat, force, and the conservation of mass and energy in contributing to the design of vehicles and aircraft, heating cooling systems, buildings and bridges, industrial equipment and machinery, and much more. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_engineering)

There are many colleges and universities that offer courses specializing in the area of automotive. A mechanical engineering degree would give you the necessary educational background to work in the automotive, aerospace or commercial vehicle industry, and with vehicles being more computerized and electronic, you may also want to consider a degree in electrical engineering.

Here is information on some of the known Automotive Programs:

Programs in The United States
Masters in Automotive Engineering

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
Lawrence Tech Univ. Website

Programs in Europe:
Automotive Engineering with Motorsport BEng Degree Program
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB United Kingdom
Univ. of Hertfordshire Website

Automotive Engineering MEng/Beng Degrees:
University of Warwick
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
Univ. of Warwick Website

Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
Coventry Univ. Website

Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK, LE11 3TU
Loughborough Univ. Website

Automotive BEng Degree:
UCE Birmingham
Technology Innovation Centre
Millennium Point
Curzon Street
Birmingham
England
B4 7XG
UCE Birmingham Website

Programs in Australia
Automotive Engineering Degrees:
University of Adelaide
School of Mechanical Engineering
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005, AUSTRALIA
Univ. of Adelaide Website

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Engineering, Automotive
RMIT Website

Additional programs are also available here

Written by CREDIT


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