Automotive Engineering

Whether you are someone who is fascinated by cars or is interested to see how they work, then an education followed by a career in the automotive industry might just be what you need.
At present, the projected growth rate of jobs in the automotive industry is around 3.46%. This means that starting from jobs like automotive electricians, to sports car designers, to motor mechanics—everything that falls under automotive engineering has a particularly high demand in the job sector. Both motor mechanics and automotive electricians are included in the MLTSSL list—making each of them a suitable pathway to getting PR in Australia.
The automotive and automobile industry is one of the oldest Australian industries to still exist that continues to grow in leaps and bounds. The advanced, state-of-the-art technology used within the industry is changing and improving on a regular basis, evolving as per consumer demands.
Automotive engineering is often concerned with the design and production of motor vehicles, as well as the improvement of components associated with motor vehicles; be they items such as engines and aerodynamics. You might be dealing with any vehicle, from civilian to high end sports and Formula One cars. Not only could there be a chance to build or design a car from scratch, but you could also help keep Formula One cars in tip-top shape; design a wide assortment of sports cars. No matter how big your dream may be, we at PFEC Global are ever dedicated in your loyal service.

For a comprehensive learning experience, an undergraduate degree in automotive engineering will develop a good foundation of knowledge in the area. You will be able to hone your understanding of basic as well as complex engineering principles; while simultaneously learning how to apply your skills to practical situations. Most degrees in automotive engineering will be delivered in a mixture of modes, which will often include lectures, seminars, and practical and workshop sessions. Many programs may even ask you to take part in a placement year or module.

Entry Requirement

Here is the breakdown of academic requirements and degrees in Automotive Engineering:
  • Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Light Vehicle)
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Automotive Engineering) (Honours)
  • Master of Engineering (International Automotive Engineering)
If you do decide to do a trade course in Automotive Engineering, you will need the following: Here are some of the requirements in securing a student visa before you can start your course in Automotive Engineering:
  • A valid passport for the duration of your course in Australia
  • Offer letter from the selected university/ institution
  • (TOEFL Score 46- 59 or IELTS score of 5.5 overall and at least 5 in each of the bands)
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • All other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklists.
  • Career Outcome

    Some of the career prospects for graduates of Automotive Engineering can include:

    • Automotive Electric Fitter
    • Motor Mechanic
    • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter

    Frequently Asked Questionsabout Courses

    I would like to change my course/ university. What should I do?
    Please keep in mind that the process involved in changing a course or a university, must strictly comply with your Student Visa conditions to avoid the apparent risks of Visa Cancellation. Specially to maintain AQF level of your study. For example, if you get your visa in bachelor’s degree Course then you must maintain same AQF level. Downgrading course can cause the breach of visa cancellation. Also, you need to complete 6 months of your Principle Course to change the education provider. It is strongly suggested that you get advice from Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (QEAC) to help you through the entire process. At PFEC Global, our expert counsellors can make sure you have the smoothest journey till the end.
    What types of scholarships will be available to me, and how can I apply for them?
    These days, numerous Australian institutions offer educational scholarships for eligible international students, with the key focus given to candidates enrolled in diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. If you would like to explore more details regarding the availability, application requirements criteria and timeline for each scholarship that might be suitable for you; it is a good idea to directly contact the institutions either calling their listed contact number, or by submitting an enquiry on their official website. Many students find it a little too much to handle the overloaded and doubtful information from the websites of many providers. Our expert counsellors are well-equipped to do this for you. Just come to visit us , and one of our best counsellors will help you find the scholarships that are best suited for you.
    What work rights do the Australian Student Visa give me?
    A student visa holder is completely free to work for a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (i.e. 14 days) when their term is in session, and unlimited hours when their term is out of session.
    What are the courses can lead me to PR Pathways?
    Although there is no guarantee to get PR by studying any particular courses, However, courses such as Accounting, Information Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Cookery, Automotive are some of the very popular courses.