Top Automotive Engineering Schools

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Top Automotive Engineering Schools
Auto engineers design car components. (Vintage Car Engine image by itsallgood from

If you are interested in a career in the auto industry as an engineer, you’ll need to find the college that can provide you with the best training and education. In 2010, compiled a list of the top colleges and universities in North America, not only ranking the academic programs, but looking at how the schools prepared and produced talent into the auto industry.

University of Michigan

The top-rated school in the listing, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, offers a Master of Automotive Engineering degree. Students learn development, design and manufacture of automotive systems. Students also learn the business of automotive engineering as well as principles of marketing. Students also develop projects, both individually and in teams.

University of Michigan

Michigan Engineering

Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

2401 Plymouth Road, Suite A

Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Michigan State University

Michigan State University in Lansing offers advanced degrees in automotive engineering through its department of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics. Students are involved in research projects that deal with a variety of experimental and computational activities. Primary areas of focus include automotive engineering, fluid dynamics and mechanics, solid mechanics, manufacturing, heat transfer, thermodynamics, mechanics, automotive systems and control, and turbo machinery.

Michigan State University

250 Hannah Administration Building

East Lansing, MI 48824


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) offers a four-year bachelor of science degree in motorsports engineering. First offered in 2008, the program prepares students for a motorsports career as well as a career in the automotive industries. Hands-on projects help students design and build automotive systems. Courses include an introduction to motorsports, the business of motorsports, automotive control, systems and design.

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology- IUPUI

799 W. Michigan St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


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