Students will apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technological problems that require an application of principles and practical knowledge to demonstrate leadership skills and quality workmanship.

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Fuel Your Drive for Automobiles

Students will apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to automotive engineering technology activities. They will use critical thinking skills to evaluate problems, assimilate information, and implement solutions  

Classes are hands-on and interactive, allowing students to gain practical experience as they learn to understand technology and develop the problem-solving skills. BYU-Idaho’s automotive facility is well-equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and test equipment where students can experience the latest technology and leave prepared to begin a successful career.

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Automotive Engineering Technology have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

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Test Engineer

An automotive test engineers helps develop the cars and trucks of the future. By building and testing new automobiles and their components, they work to make cars faster, safer, more efficient, and more reliable. People in these positions perform tests, analyze data, and thoroughly assess the performance of new automobiles or components. They often design and fabricate new parts, as well.

Service Engineer

Service engineers help automotive manufacturers find better ways to design and repair the new vehicles that are already in production. They work with dealership technicians to help solve challenging problems with the cars and trucks they are diagnosing and repairing. They also identify trends and work with engineers to find solutions to problems with the vehicles so that they don’t keep reoccurring.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Automotive Engineering Technology, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • ME 101 — Introduction to Engineering and Technology
  • AUTO 125 — Introduction to Automotive Technology

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.


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