BS in Automotive Engineering Technology

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BS in Automotive Engineering Technology

The Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) program is being offered at the Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology Department.

Studies on trends in the automotive sector show how stringent regulations on fuel consumption and vehicle emissions have led companies in the sector to deeply rethink vehicles. During the last few years, there has been a clear trend towards electrification, so much so that the vehicles of the next few years will be mostly hybrid or electric. Another recent trend is related to the electronic-computer component which makes the vehicle smart. The availability of fast connectivity enabled by 5G networks, on-board sensor systems and increasingly powerful processing capabilities, will make the vehicle of the near future connected and autonomous. Furthermore, the issues of additive manufacturing and industry 4.0 are on the other hand leading to a radical rethinking of production processes.

In recent years, therefore, the automotive industry has been evolving, giving high priority to these issues by challenging the universities to produce products and process engineering technologists who are capable of dealing with these systems. The degree we offer in AET is therefore in line with these requirements. The courses included in the curriculum are focused on providing basic knowledge of mechanics, heat engines, electric motors, power and control electronics, and production technologies.

The specific training objectives to be provided are:

  • system-level competence of the vehicle, its main subsystems, and its production
  • electrical systems for motor vehicles
  • vehicle performance and its main components
  • production and assembly processes
  • controls and their application
  • electrical machines
  • ability to apply the knowledge acquired in designing parts of automotive components

The program includes the first three years of basic and core courses, comprising six semesters. In the fourth year, On-Job Training (OJT) is offered, which acquaints the students with the working environment of automotive industries.

The objectives of the on-job training are to:

  • Tackle technical issues related to the Course of Studies, putting the skills acquired into practice and operating independently.
  • Document, present and discuss the results obtained and the methodologies used during professional training. Also, demonstrate the aptitude for communicating the contents of one's work in a public forum (industry).


The Bachelor of Science in the Automotive Engineering Technology program at NSU educates students to become qualified technicians and engineers who are capable of generating effective solutions by using technical approaches in the field of Automotive Engineering. The graduates of the program will be well-versed in conventional and emerging technologies, social and environmental issues.

To fulfill this mission, the program provides the undergraduate student with essential skills in the field of automotive engineering and technologies, and a broad introduction into machine design, engineering materials, thermal sciences, energy & environmental protection, and automotive systems. The program provides a strong background to study in the diverse areas branching out of the Automotive Engineering field. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education resulting in a well-rounded member of the global society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Upon successful completion of the degree program, the graduates will:

PEO 1: Possess knowledge of Automotive Engineering Technology appropriate for career pursuits and workplace needs.

PEO 2: Have the ability to comprehend, analyze and communicate technical issues in the Automotive industry for the benefit of society.

PEO 3: Actively pursue new skills necessary to refine and improve their abilities to contribute to the Technology domain.

PEO 4: Show ethical commitment that allows successful interactions with social, technical, and professional situations in their lives and work.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

NSU has adopted National Technology Council’s student outcomes for the Automotive Engineering Technology program. The outcomes of the program to be acquired by students are:

(i) Engineering Technology Knowledge (SA1): An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, Engineering Technology fundamentals, and Engineering Technology specialization to defined and applied Engineering Technology procedures, processes, systems, or methodologies.

(ii) Problem Analysis (SA2): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

(iii) Design/Development of Solutions (SA3): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

(iv) Investigation (SA4): An ability to conduct investigations of broadly defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.

(v) Modern Tool Usage (SA5): An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined Engineering Technology problems, with an understanding of the limitations.

(vi) The Engineering Technologist and Society (SA6): An ability to demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to Engineering Technology practice and solutions to broadly defined Engineering Technology problems.

(vii) Environment and Sustainability (SA7): An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of Engineering Technology work in the solution of broadly defined Engineering Technology problems in societal and environmental contexts.

(viii) Ethics (SA8): Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Engineering Technology practice

(ix) Individual and Team Work (SA9): An ability to Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams.

(x) Communication (SA10): An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined Engineering Technology activities with the Engineering Technologist community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

(xi) Project Management (SA11): An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Engineering Technology management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a team, and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

(xii) Lifelong Learning (SA12): An ability to recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist Engineering Technologies.

Career Opportunities

Jobs related to your degree include:
  • Automotive Engineering Technologist
  • Vehicle Quality Engineering Analyst
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) Technologist
  • Automotive Control and Instrumentation Technologist
  • Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technologist

Admissions Requirements

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form


Dr. Muhammad Shahid Khalil


Dr. Irfan Ahmed Gondal (TI)

Associate Professor

Dr. Usama Khan

Assistant Professor

Engr. Usman Salim


Engr. Zain Shami


August 04, 2021@ 10:59 AM