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List of Top Automotive Engineering and Design Schools

Higher Education Articles June 19, 2013

Automotive engineering and design is usually associated with mechanical engineering. Numerous colleges and universities in the United States offer coursework, concentrations, or degrees in this specialization within mechanical engineering departments. Both Clemson University and Kettering University offer degree programs to individuals who are interested in studying automotive engineering and design.

Top Automotive Engineering and Design Programs

Kettering University – Flint, Michigan

This University came into existence in 1919 to fill a need spurred by the growth of the auto industry. Until 1982, the university was owned by General Motors Corporation, and unsurprisingly, much of its history is linked with that of the automotive giant. During the last 11 years, the U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Kettering at the top of its list of best colleges. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs are offered at Kettering University in science, business and engineering. A Master of Science in Engineering-Automotive Systems and a Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering Design can be pursued by interested students, within Kettering’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Students who are enrolled in the automotive programs will work closely with the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Contact Information
•Address: 1700 University Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48504
•Phone Number: (800) 955-4464

Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina

This university began operations in 1893, and until 1955 served as a military college. In 2011, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Clemson at the top of its list of national universities. Eight schools and colleges make up the university where bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs are offered. A Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering are offered by the Department of Automotive Engineering that is also home to the Society of Automotive Engineers’ student chapter. Both the engineering and design aspects of automobiles are taught; a six-month internship program is also required to be completed by the students.

Contact Information
•Address: 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634
•Phone Number: (864) 656-4636

List of Schools for Automotive Engineering and Design

School Names Student Enrollments School Address Phone Number
Clemson University 19,111 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (864) 656-4636
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 30,383 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (317) 274-5555
Kettering University 2,410 1700 University Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48504 (800) 955-4464
Michigan Technical University 7,136 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (906) 487-1885
Texas A&M University 48,702 College Station, Texas 77843 (979) 845-3211
University of California, Davis 31,247 One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616 (530) 752-1011
University of Michigan 41,674 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (734) 764-1817

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