Automotive engineering students study mechanical and electrical engineering as a base, specializing in the automotive industry. They learn the theory behind vehicle dynamics such as ride, handling, steering, and traction, and learn to apply these attributes to real-life. They also learn about safety engineering, emissions, noise control, and fuel economy.
Students also learn about ergonomics and packaging of a vehicle: things such as seat roominess, legroom, windows, access to pedals, and driver controls. Students also take electrical systems, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and statistical analysis courses.
Business-oriented courses such as marketing, economics, and business administration are also taken by many automotive engineering students, as are law and ethics courses.
Study and Work in Automotive Engineering in Canada