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#1 zephyrus17

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:43 AM

Which university in US and Australia separately offers the best automotive engineering course/degree? I'm interested in it, but don't know where's the best.

Also, would it be better to find a university that offers a automotive engineering course directly, or go into mechanical engineering first, then into automotive engineering?


(By the way, the Announcement above has a Do Not Press! What does that do? Has anyone pressed it? :eek_big: Curious.... curious....)

#2 Zythryn

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:50 AM

With the trends, I would start with electrical engineering.
Unfortunately I have no idea as to which university would be best, you may ask that question over at the Tesla Motors blog at http://www.teslamotors.com.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:58 AM

Mmm.. Thanks a lot. Nice wolf, by the way. Always loved those beauties.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:32 AM

zephyrus,

How about you tell us what you've found thus far... With more information, I imagine one of our members may have an insightful comment to offer.


Cheers. :eek_big:

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:46 PM

'What I've found'? I don't understand.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:50 PM

Have you looked into any schools on your own?
Do you have specific programs in mind?
What are some more specific questions?

What do you know already? :confused:

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:18 AM

Ahh. I see. Well, I have.
I'm only thinking in the US and Australian regions. There have been some schools, like Edith Cowan University in Perth that offer an undergraduates course on Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports). University of Michigan's Mechanical Engineering course seems to lead to an InterPro Masters degree program.
Another suggesting given to me was to do Mechanical Engineer, and then take Automotive Engineering as a Ph.D

My basic question(I apologise for not stating more clearly), is to know which universities are reputable for their Mechanical/Automotive Engineering. I know almost all universities offer this line of course, but there has to be a certain number of Universities that are respected in teaching this area.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:24 PM

I graduated from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (now known as Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan, USA. It's a good program, and well respected in the automotive industry. It was originally started by General Motors, it's ABAT certified and offers a number of degree programs.

I'm not allowed to post links yet, but the url is www(dot)kettering(dot)edu.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:49 PM

My dad used to teach at Lincoln Technical Institute in Phoenix, so I will recommend that one.