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Automotive Engineering

A Bachelor of Automotive Design promotes technological development and improves the quality of life and work of users of automotive systems.
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The undergraduate degree program in Automotive Design Engineering (IAUT) features an innovative curriculum designed in blocks of courses in mechanical and mechatronic systems, electronic systems and technologies, materials engineering, and materials mechanics, which will allow you to adapt it in accordance with your tastes and interests.

Furthermore, we have specialties in Automatic Processes, Telecommunications and Advanced Networks.

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Double Degree Programs

Engineering with 3 special double degree programs and double grade with Universities of Japan and France.

International exchanges

More than 30 exchange programs with the best universities

SURE Program

First external participants in the University of Michigan SURE Program.


Winners of awards like Engenius by Nemak and Summa Cum Laude (IAUT-IMT).


Participants in international forums and publications with researchers in IFAC - Advances in Automotive Control, Journal of Shock and Vibrations y IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing.


The objective of Automotive Engineering is to train automotive engineers capable of designing smart cars that can reduce the impact on the environment and are safer and more comfortable for passengers. They are professionals who can design automotive systems and improve the industrial processes involved in them.

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Admission profile

As an applicant to study this Mechanical Engineering, you must have:

  • Mathematical and verbal skills to solve real problems by applying your knowledge.
  • A disposition to propose and develop solutions with practical application projects.
  • A desire to use cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art design tools.
  • An interest in developing innovative automotive products, applications, and systems that provide greater passenger safety and comfort.

Graduate profile

As a future Automotive Engineer you will have developed the following knowledge:

  • Of how to apply the principles of Engineering, Basic Sciences, and Mathematics to formulate and solve complex Engineering problems.
  • Of how to apply Engineering design to generate specific solutions, taking into account the economic, social, environmental, and safety impact.
  • You will develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, data analysis and interpretation, and use of the principles of mechanical Engineering to obtain results.

Upon completion of this program, you will have developed the following skills:

  • You will be able to communicate projects and research effectively orally, in writing, and graphically.
  • You will recognize the need for continuous self-learning and education in the different areas of your profession, such as mechanical design, manufacturing processes, materials Engineering, and project management.
  • You will collaborate in interdisciplinary teams that set objectives, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze possible process risks.

By the end of your degree in Automotive Engineering, you will have developed the following attitudes:

  • You will fulfill your professional responsibilities in an ethical manner.
  • You will make informed judgments that consider the impact of Engineering solutions within global, economic, and environmental contexts, as well as on the community.

Field of work

As an IAUT graduate, you will be able to work in the automotive industry as a specialist in the design and manufacture of the electronic, mechanic, and structural components of vehicles. Furthermore, you will be able to work at research and development centers and focused testing centers and laboratories.

  • Innovation in automotive materials, products, and processes
  • Automotive systems innovation
  • Research and development
  • Fault analysis
  • Engineering design using finite elements
  • Automotive design for electric and autonomous vehicles

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