There are only a few countries have good capabilities in designing cars from scratch and to mass production. Australia is one of these countries. This course is popular among international students because of Australia’s advanced automotive industry and education providers, imparting technical knowledge and high calibre state of art facilities for training and familiarity to the industry. Students will learn to diagnose, analyse, evaluate automotive electrical and professional mechanical system using technology as well as the opportunities of physical and practical experiences.


What is Automotive Engineering?

The course focuses on the practical application of technical knowledge about vehicles and machines. This course focuses on the practical application of technical knowledge about vehicles and machines. You will have specialist expertise in power plant (engine and transmission) design, vehicle dynamics, vehicle aerodynamics, advanced manufacturing and quality systems and project management.


Resource: Professor Bassam Dally, University of Adelaide


Courses Available:

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

  • Diploma of Automotive Technology

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)


General Eligibility Criteria for Automotive Engineering Course:

  • Offer Letter from the selected university

  • A valid passport

  • English Language Proficiency Certificates (IELTS 6.5 overall score with no score lower than 6.0 in each component or PTE Academic score 58 with no score lower than 50 in each component)

  • Evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of course of study

  • Evidence of Overseas Students Health Cover

  • All other relevant documents required by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection


Eligibility requirements may vary depending upon the profile of the candidate. Feel free to contact ASO for a free consultation.




Employment Opportunities

As a Mechanical and Automotive Engineering graduate, as well as being qualified for employment in many traditional areas of mechanical engineering, you will have the skills necessary to be employed as a specialist in the automotive industry, including major automotive manufacturers and their suppliers as well as motor sports teams and their suppliers. You will work on the design, construction, production and maintenance of automotive components and assemblies in a thriving engineering sector. You may also be involved in automotive project management and motor racing engineering (Professor Bassam Dally, University of Adelaide).


Graduates of Automotive are able to take advantage of the vast career options as motor mechanics, vehicle builders, automotive electrician, air conditioner specialist, motorsports mechanic and the likes, which who may be stationed in factories, heavy machinery, car dealerships, repair and maintenance shops and owning small businesses.


Resource: Professor Bassam Dally, University of Adelaide