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Bachelor of Science
Automotive Engineering Technology (B.S.)
Students will apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require an application of principles and practical knowledge to demonstrate leadership skills and quality workmanship.
Advanced Vehicle Systems Lab - Nathan Muller
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.

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Highlighted Career Paths

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.
Test Engineer
Building and testing new automobiles and their components make cars faster, safer, more efficient, and more reliable. An automotive test engineer helps develop the cars and trucks of the future. 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 new vehicles already in production. They work with dealership technicians to help solve challenging problems with the cars and trucks they diagnose and repair. They also identify trends and work with engineers to find solutions to vehicle problems to avoid reoccurring.

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