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Automotive Engineering

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEA

CEAB Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

Overview

Professor and student examining data Study in Canada's only accredited Automotive Engineering program and meet employment demands in a rewarding industry that's always evolving.

Foundation year

All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of the program of study. During the foundation year, you will learn about the various Engineering programs available. 

Engineering and Management

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Women in Engineering

A multi-year support program to help female Engineering students explore opportunities and careers, gain experience in the workforce, make a successful transition to a career in engineering and find lifelong success in a professional engineering career.  View more information about our Women in Engineering program.

Women for STEM scholarships available for eligible female students

Learning environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including: 

  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Software and Informatics Research Center (SIRC)
  • Jeffery Boyce Engineering Innovation and Design Studio
  • ACE Facilities

Hear it from them


Admissions

Admissions


Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offMid-70s

Program details

Faculty
Engineering and Applied Science

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Co-op
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four or five years

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DEA

CEAB Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Automation, control, active safety systems and intelligent vehicles 
  • Automotive design, production, maintenance, repair and testing
  • Automotive research and development
  • Engineering sales and marketing
  • Manufacturing of vehicles and components
  • Systems engineering and integration
  • Trucking industry and transportation systems 

Experiential learning

The university’s proximity to some of the largest automotive and manufacturing companies in Canada provides many opportunities for work placements. Optional internship and co-op placements are available to provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful engineering experience. 


In the first-year of Automotive Engineering, I participated in the Peer Mentoring program, in which an upper-year engineering student provided me with help and guidance as I transitioned to university in Canada. Between Year 2 and 3, I secured my own summer work placement at General Motors in Oshawa where I obtained hands-on experience in the automotive sector. In Year 4, I completed my capstone project, coming out of it with valuable skills and knowledge. Dumebi Elueme Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Automotive Engineering Class of 2021


Did you know?

Automotive Engineering
The only accredited program of its kind in Canada
of students are employed within six months of graduation
companies provide internship and co-op opportunities
  • Sample courses
    • Advanced Solid Mechanics and Stress Analysis
    • Automotive Structural Design
    • Chassis Systems Design
    • Combustion and Engines
    • Computer-Aided Design
    • Manufacturing and Production Processes
    • Powertrain Design
    • Quality Control
    • Vehicle Dynamics and Control

     

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.