Automotive Engineering and Technology
Automotive Engineering and Technology is the study of planning, designing, developing, producing and maintaining motor vehicles including earth moving equipment, motor cycles and small engines.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of the design, production and functioning of motor vehicles, vehicle body building, repair, painting and trimming, and maintaining and repairing motor vehicles, earth moving plant, motor cycles and small engines. It also involves developing an ability to organise, cost and complete the tasks required in the design, construction and maintenance of motor vehicles.
Courses in Automotive Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
- designing and developing motor vehicles, earth moving equipment, small engines and their components
- diagnosing faults in, servicing and repairing mechanical and electrical automotive systems and components
- interpreting and applying standards to the design of motor vehicles and components
- testing and evaluating vehicle performance and safety
- utilising the structural properties of materials for vehicle building
This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Automotive Engineering
- Vehicle Mechanics
- Automotive Electrics and Electronics
- Automotive Vehicle Refinishing
- Automotive Body Construction
- Panel Beating
- Upholstery and Vehicle Trimming
- Automotive Vehicle Operations
- Automotive Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.