Program #3: Automotive Engineering Program

Program Description

The automotive engineering program will equip the students with the knowledge and skills required to the needs in the advanced areas of automotive industry both locally and globally. The program is designed to meet the great advancements in the fields of vehicle design, dynamics, powertrain, control systems and maintenance engineering. The automotive industry is one of the key industries that boosts economies for developing and developed countries.

Career Prospects

Automotive engineering career opportunities are increasingly in high demand for both individual mobility and transportation of goods and people. The potential careers in vehicle design is expanding specially for the automotive assembly feeding industries. The emerging companies that works on automotive intelligence and control systems are expanding and Egypt is becoming one of the main hubs for automotive embedded systems that is acquiring more automotive engineers with the right skills. With the environmental challenges and new trends for automotive powered systems, engineers with good computational methods and software packages skills as well as practical testing knowledge are globally and locally in demand for new technologies validation and verification. With the growth of the number of cars, the maintenance engineering for automotive careers will be always needed for passenger, commercial and earth moving equipment. Finally, there will be always a chance for race cars enthusiasts to pursue their careers knowing that Ain Shams University participates annually in multiple international car racing events such as Formula Student.  

Program Concentrations

The program qualifies its graduates to work as automotive engineers by large and students can select from four fields concentrations to suit the graduate career intentions. As all industrial automotive product development is carried out in team-based environment, the graduation project is used to provide a work environment that closely resembles that found in industry where students work a team composed of many different competencies.

The student may choose three courses where two courses are picked from the same concentration, and the third course is picked from another concentration. The automotive engineering concentrations are:


  1. Maintenance and Manufacturing: This concentration provides the student with the required knowledge to construct the layout of an automotive service for optimum jobs handling. Furthermore, vehicles manufacturing, and assembly production lines are studied to understand the process workflow in addition to the associated quality control. Additionally, vehicles repair, and painting techniques are addressed.
  2. Performance: This concentration aims to address the modern technologies of commercial vehicles and earth moving equipment in terms of design and performance. Race cars, in addition to motorcycles and tricycles, engineering and their components are studied.
  3. Powertrain: Engine management is studied in terms of control scheme, sensors, fuel map and tuning. Engine emissions are analysed where the components of the exhaust gas are identified and neutralized. Different alternative fuels are studied while highlighting their main advantages and disadvantages. Also, vehicle powertrain concepts are dynamics are addressed.
  4. Automotive Mechatronics (Autotronics): Considering their vital rule in the present smart vehicles, different automotive mechatronic systems (e.g. X-By-Wire systems) are introduced and studied highlighting their components, control logics, fail-safe and fault-tolerance schemes. Moreover, the communication (i.e. network) between the different systems and each other is addressed.

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Mechanical Discipline (B-Level), the Automotive Engineering Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):

  • Identify and discuss vehicles as complex systems from technical and social perspectives through a broad platform in automotive engineering
  • Analyse new technical challenges and create technical advancements in the automotive industry in four focus areas: powertrain, performance, autotronics and maintenance
  • Synthesize and evaluate automotive systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis and take environmental and economic aspects into consideration
  • Utilize automotive-related IT and product development tools.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to manage and contribute to team-based engineering activities and projects in a multi-discipline environment through application and practice.
  • Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Automotive Engineering as listed below.



Graduate attributes

Maintenance and Manufacturing

C6a. Blueprint an automotive service centre and/or workshop layout and analyse the vehicle production line.


C6b. Identify the main components and design of commercial vehicles, earth moving equipment, race cars, motorcycles and tricycles, and analyse their performance.


C6c. Define and analyse the general engine control scheme, identify the possible alternative fuels and demonstrate the powertrain components and their dynamics.

Automotive Mechatronics (Autotronics)

C6d. Describe the different automotive mechatronic systems and programmatically apply the understanding of their control logic to exemplary real-life case studies.

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.