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Automotive Engineering

Degree Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Location UOIT, North Oshawa
Start dates September
Length Four or five years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DEA
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The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, our program prepares engineers to meet the need for advancements in the automotive sector by accelerating research and the development of alternative technologies, such as electric and fuel-cell driven vehicles.

General information

The only accredited program of its kind in Canada, the Automotive Engineering program prepares engineers to meet the need for advancements in the automotive sector by accelerating research and the development of alternative technologies, such as electric and fuel-cell driven vehicles.

Foundation year

All Engineering students begin with a common foundation year, regardless of program of study. During the foundation year you will learn about the various Engineering programs available.

Engineering and Management 

There is a need for engineers with management skills. Complement the technical studies of your Engineering program with business and management courses by pursuing the five‑year Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Honours) program.

Women in Engineering 

A multi-year support program to help female Engineering students explore opportunities and careers, gain experience in the workforce, make a successful transition to a career in engineering and find lifelong success in a professional engineering career. View more information about our Women in Engineering program.

Learning environment

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including: 

  • ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel
  • Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC)
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Engineering Building
  • Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) laboratories

Additional information

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. Applicants with credentials from outside Ontario should visit the Admissions section.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off 75 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants
Ontario secondary school graduates
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants
international applicants
mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
transfer applicants
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Calculus 
  • Chemistry for Engineers 
  • Engineering Graphics and Design 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Impact of Science and Technology on Society 
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers 
  • Linear Algebra for Engineers 
  • Physics 
  • Technical Communications 

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic CalendarCourses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

The university’s proximity to some of the largest automotive and manufacturing companies in Canada provides many opportunities for work placements. Optional internship and co-op placements are available to provide you with the opportunity to gain meaningful engineering experience.

Career opportunities

  • automation, control, active safety systems and intelligent vehicles 
  • automotive design, production, maintenance, repair and testing
  • automotive research and development
  • engineering sales and marketing
  • manufacturing of vehicles and components
  • systems engineering and integration
  • trucking industry and transportation systems 
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