California Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering Schools in California
State Facts
Automotive Engineering Schools in California:
11
Undergraduate Programs:
11
Graduate Programs:
10
Schools With On-Campus Housing:
9
Average Classroom Size:
17 Students
Largest School:
California State University-Northridge
(39,844 Students)

A career in automotive engineering can be a great way to earn a lucrative salary and learn about some of the newest automotive technology. There are 11 schools in California that offer automotive engineering degrees. All 11 schools have Bachelor's-level programs and 10 schools have Master's degree programs. The average cost of tuition in California is $10,400 per semester.

If you want to become licensed as an automotive engineer, you'll need to earn a Bachelor's degree in the field. Attending school full-time, you can plan on earning the required 120 credits over the course of four to five years. You may take many different theory courses like Automotive Systems, Vehicle Diagnostics, and Kinematics of Mechanisms. Of course, you will also have to spend quite a bit of time in your school's engineering lab. During your lab time, you can learn about how materials work and how to build vehicles.

You can earn a Master's degree if you want to be qualified for higher-level positions in the engineering field. In addition to basic engineering courses, you may take classes like Embedded Control Systems, Battery Systems & Control, and Automotive Body Structures.

With so many schools in California, it's clear that there are many different tuition costs. California State University-Chico is one of the most affordable schools in the area; tuition is $3,486 per semester for residents and $9,066 per semester for non-residents. The University of the Pacific is one of the most expensive schools in the state, with a tuition rate of $19,645 per semester.

California is home to many different scholarship programs that can help you off-set the cost of your education. The Automotive Service Councils of California awards scholarships of $500 to $1,000.

There are several licensing requirements in place for California engineers. All licensing of engineers goes through the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. After paying a $125 application fee, you can take the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam and get your license.

The field of engineering is growing rapidly in California; Sys-Con Media reports on a statewide movement to increase funding to engineering programs all over the state. As a result, O*Net reports an expected 10% increase in demand between 2010 and 2020. O*Net indicates that the average salary for an automotive engineer is $91,100 per year.

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Automotive Engineering Schools in California
School Information
• Pomona
, CA
• Public
College
• Suburban Setting
Moderate
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
43%
56%
Bachelor
Master
Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Audio Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
School Information
• Chico
, CA
• Public
College
• Urban Setting
Moderate
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
54%
45%
Bachelor
Master
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
School Information
• Hayward
, CA
• Public
College
• Urban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
62%
37%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Automotive Engineering
School Information
• Northridge
, CA
• Public
College
• Urban Setting
Moderate
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
54%
45%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Audio Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
School Information
• Claremont
, CA
• Private
College
• Suburban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Small
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
46%
53%
Bachelor
Master
Automotive Engineering
School Information
• Los Angeles
, CA
• Private
College
• Urban Setting
Moderate
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Medium
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
58%
41%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Civil Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
School Information
• La Jolla
, CA
• Private
College
• Urban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
Unknown
Associate
Bachelor
Master
Automotive Engineering
Audio Engineering
School Information
• Santa Clara
, CA
• Private
College
• Urban Setting
Moderate
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Medium
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
49%
50%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
School Information
• Stanford
, CA
• Private
College
• Suburban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Large
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
47%
52%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Audio Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
School Information
• Stockton
, CA
• Private
College
• Urban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Medium
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
50%
49%
Bachelor
Master
Doctorate
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Automotive Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
School Information
• Long Beach
, CA
• Private
Community College
• Urban Setting
Difficult
Admissions
Campus Size
Tuition Price
Online Courses
Small
Student Body
Degree Levels
Programs Offered
Unknown
Associate
Automotive Engineering