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Automotive Engineering Technology (AS)

Associate of Science

UWA’s Automotive Engineering Technology (AAS) degree program is specifically tailored to address the evolving demands of automotive manufacturers and repair facilities. With a focus on automotive engineering technology, this program provides students with an expanded knowledge base in the field. Alongside theoretical knowledge, students also gain practical skills through hands-on automotive training allowing them to develop a strong foundation in the industry. 

Students are equipped with essential skills in mathematics, English and computer literacy, ensuring they have a comprehensive skill set to excel in their future careers. By integrating general education courses into the curriculum, students are prepared to communicate effectively, think critically, and adapt to the dynamic automotive industry. 

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Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits


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Sample Courses

AET112 Electrical Fundamentals  

3 Credits

This course introduces the principles and laws of electricity. Emphasis is placed on wiring diagrams, test equipment and identifying series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate, build and measure circuits.  

AET124 Automotive Engines

3 Credits

This course provides instruction on the operation, design and superficial repair of automotive engines. Emphasis is placed on understanding the four stroke cycle, intake and exhaust manifolds and related parts, engine mechanical timing components, engine cooling and lubrication system principles and repairs and basic fuel and ignition operation.  

AET127 Automotive Braking and Steering/Steering and Suspension Systems  

3 Credits

This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the practical application maintenance and repair of brakes, steering and suspensions systems.  

Career Outlook

This degree program opens up several career opportunities within the automotive industry. Graduates are well-prepared to pursue careers as an Automotive Technician, Service Technician, Automotive Engineer, Diagnostic Specialist and Automotive Technology Instructor. These roles involve tasks such as diagnosing and repairing vehicles, performing maintenance and inspections, developing and implementing engineering solutions and providing technical expertise to customers or students. 

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