Program Details

Automotive Engineering A.A.S

The Automotive Engineering programme explores various automotive systems. It introduces students to the fundamentals of automotive testing, servicing and repairs. The programme features instruction in mechanical workshop technology, auto electrical and electronic systems, auto body repairs, internal combustions engines, fuel and emission systems, auto air-conditioning, advanced diagnostics and performance.

The two-year associate’s degree programme involves classroom instruction and hands-on training in a workshop setting. Students learn hands-on applications of new technologies in the automotive field. Students are expected to complete specialized and core courses along with a field attachment component which provides additional hands-on and on-the-job experience.

The first year of the programme seeks to focus on the knowledge and skills needed to do maintenance and repair work in a safe working environment. The second year builds on lessons of the first year with a more in-depth look at the automobile in the related areas.

Students who complete the programme qualify for entry-level positions in car dealerships, transmission shops, automobile service shop or independent auto repair shops. Some popular careers include: auto body repairer; automotive service technician and automotive engineering technician Graduates of this programme aspire to become specialist in related areas such as:

• engine repair
• brake systems
• electrical systems
• gearboxes and transmission
• heating and air-conditioning
• suspension and steering
• Diagnostics
• auto body repair

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have four(4) CSEC subjects or equivalent inculding: Mathematics, English Language (Grade I, II, or III). 

  1. Any Other Four (4) CSEC subjects (Grade I, II, or III) or the equivalence OR
  2. NVQ in the related field** OR
  3. CVQ Level 2 in the related field** OR
  4. An AVEC Certificate of Competence in the related field OR
  5. CFBC Diploma in Automotive Engineering Technology  OR
  6. Special consideration will be given to mature students (over 25) under the College Mature Student Clause. These candidates will be required to complete a professional development portfolio, which will serve as documented evidence of their prior knowledge experiences.

CFBC Associate Degree in Automotive Engineering Technology.

To obtain a CFBC Associate Degree in Automotive Engineering Technology, candidates are required to complete all courses.



Automotive Engineering  Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
AUTO1001 Internal Combustion Engines
AUTO1005 Auto Electrical & Electronic Systems 1
MECH1001 Mechanical WorkShop Technology
SAFE1000 Occupational Health and Safety
TCOM1001 Technical Communications
TVTM1001 Technical Maths
AUTO1003 Fuel and Emission Systems
EESC2001 Engineering Science
AUTO1004 Auto Chassis Systems 1
AUTO1015 Auto Electrical & Electronic Systems II
TVTM1002 Technical Maths
WELD1001 Maintenance Welding 1
Semester 3 Semester 4
MECH2001 Mechanical Technology
TECH2001 Motor Vehicle Technology
TECH2003 Workshop Practice
AUTO2005 Auto Electrical & Electronic Systems 3
DRAW2002 Engineering Drawing & Design
MGMT2006 Entrepreneurship
SPAN1001 Spanish
SFAT1001 Structured Field Assignment
TECH2004 Workshop Practice
AUTO2009 Auto Air-Conditioning
AUTO2008 Advanced Diagnostics & Performance
AUTO2016 Auto Chassis System 3