Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Engineering Concentration

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What is Vehicle Engineering?

Vehicle engineering is more than just automobiles! The concepts and technologies in vehicle engineering apply to all modes of transportation and cover a wide range of vehicle types, including traditional combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as automated and connected vehicles.


About the Program

As the only undergraduate degree program of its kind in the region, this concentration combines mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, and is based on input from top companies looking for employees that will shape the industry's future. Learn how your skills could improve vehicle safety, traffic congestion, air quality, energy efficiency, and more, all while engaging with cutting-edge technologies to gain valuable experience that will impress employers!

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Program Highlights

  • Discover many networking and co-op opportunities than can help you land a great job through our many partnerships with local, state, and regional companies.
  • Learn next-generation automotive technologies being used in autonomous and electric vehicles.
  • Help transform a regular human-driven, electric vehicle to one with increased levels of autonomy.
  • Gain additional experience and have fun participating in our award-winning student organizations such as Baja SAE, Formula SAE, and the Autonomous Robotics Club.


Future Careers

The autonomous and electric vehicle revolutions are here; and the demand for graduates with research, design, and development skills is real. The Southeast is the new hub for automotive manufacturing, and you'll be prepared to be a leader in the automotive and vehicle industries, ready to build next-generation vehicles, and design innovative parts and products. Our graduates will help shape the world we live in.

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Companies that Hire Our Grads

Boeing Bridgestone Caterpillar Cummins
DENSO GM Honda John Deere
MAHLE NASA Nissan Volkswagen

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