What is automotive technology?

Automotive technology is the practical application of knowledge about self-propelled vehicles or machines. Students studying automotive technology learn about engine construction, fuel and ignition systems, power trains, brakes, transmissions, electronic and diagnostic equipment, and more.

Why should I consider majoring in automotive technology?

Automotive technology students become skilled in operating a variety of hand and machine tools and are in charge of repairing and maintaining automobiles of all kinds. Students can also get involved in designing and constructing all kinds of automobiles: from large industrial equipment to the latest in sports car design. People who study automotive technology have good job security because all vehicles are bound to need repairs throughout their driving life.

What interests and values are related to automotive technology?

People who study automotive technology have a strong desire to understand how things work. They are creative and logical. They have good organizational skills, along with good oral and written communication skills. The automotive technology field requires good problem solvers who are able to work in a team setting.

What career fields are related to automotive technology?

  • Auto/Automotive Mechanics/Technology
  • Autobody/Collision Repair/Technology
  • Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Avionics Maintenance/Technology
  • Diesel Mechanics/Technology
  • Electromechanical/Biomedical Eng Tech
  • Hydraulics & Fluid Power Technology
  • Mechanical Eng Related Technology
  • Vehicle Maintenance/Repair Tech, Other
  • Mechanics/Technology

How can I learn more about automotive technology?

Occupational Outlook Handbook  

Contact Source:

College of Physical Science & Engineering Academic Discovery Center

Location: Austin 106

Phone: 208-496-9880

Email: CPSEacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu