BSc Automotive Engineering


4 Years, Bachelor of Science, System of Credits

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The course aims to:

  • Provide an integrated academic background in order to adapt to technological advancement in the context of Automotive Engineering.
  • Develop an ability to reason analytically and abstractly. The acquisition of mathematical skills is essential in developing reasoning abilities in the engineering area.
  • Reinforce understanding of theory through laboratory experience and design projects and become familiar with the use of a variety of engineering instruments.
  • Provide a detail understanding of theory and reinforce the ability to analyse and design automotive sub-systems e.g. power units, transmission, chassis, steering, braking and electrical systems.
  • Impact computer skills in solving engineering problems and applying computer technology in applications relevant to Automotive Engineering.
  • Lay the foundation for further education.

Advantages for the holders of the BSc in Automotive Engineering:

  • Pursue direct employment in automotive dealerships, automotive repairs industry and related fields were modern relevant technology expertise is needed
  • Continue for postgraduate studies at FIT and acquire the Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA).
  • Continue for postgraduate studies (MA/MSc/MBA/PhD) at UK or USA Universities.

Teaching Laboratories:

The Division provides a wide range of facilities for teaching and research. Furthermore, students of the course have access to facilities for computing work. The laboratories used by the students of the course include:

Automotive Engineering Laboratory
Chassis, Engines, Fuel Management, Power Transmission, Steering Brakes, Automotive Electrical System, OBD Diagnostic Tool
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Strength of Materials, Vibrations, Theory of Machines, Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Supporting Equipment, Workshop Equipment
Computer Engineering Laboratory
Microcomputers, Peripheral Boards, Computer Cards, Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers
Electrical Engineering Laboratory
Digital, Electronics
All laboratories are fully equipped with the latest technology to fulfil the goals of the course.

Students must complete a total of 134 credit hours

Required Subjects                                     Hours  Credits
AENG101 Basic English                                   2-5**   NC
AMAT111 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I                3       3
AMEG102 Engineering Drawing                             2       2
AEEE101 Electrical Science I                            2       2
AMEM102 Introduction to Strength of Materials with Lab  3+1*    4
AUTO101 Introduction to Road Vehicles                   3       3
AUTO102 Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines     3       3
AENG102 Inte rmediate English                           2-5**   NC
AMAT122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II               3       3
AEEE231 Electronics I                                   3       3
AMEM103 Applied Dynamics with Lab                       3+1*    4
AUTO103 Vehicle Combustion Engine Design I              3       3
AUTO104 Vehicle Electric System with lab                3+1*    3
AENG213 English Composition                             2-5**   NC
AMAT223 Calculus III                                    3       3
AMEE114 Thermodynamics (Introduction)                   3       3
AMEM108 Materials Technology                            3       3
ACSC104 Computer Programming for Engineers              2+2*    3
AUTO201 Automobile Transmissions I                      3       3
AUTO202 Vehicle Electronic Systems with lab             3+1*    3
AUTO203 Workshop I (ICE)                                3*      NC
AENG214 Advanced Writing                                2-5**   NC
AMAT204 Differential Equations                          3       3
AMEM313 Mechanics of Machines with Lab                  3+1*    4
AUTO204 Automobile Chassis with lab                     3+1*    3
AUTO205 Electronic Management Systems with lab          2+2*    3
AUTO206 Workshop II (Transmissions)                     3*      NC
AUTO207 Automotive Project                                      3
AMEE201 Fluid Mechanics (Introduction)                  3       3
AMEM201 Manufacturing Processes                         3       3
AMEE431 Internal Combustion Engines Fundamentals        3       3
AUTO301 Vehicle Dynamics I                              3       3
AUTO302 Automobile Transmissions II                     3       3
AMEM315 Kinematics of Mechanisms                        3       3
AMEM316 Machine Elements and Design I                   3       3
ACSC374 Computer Aided Design                           2+1*    3
AUTO303 Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics                     3       3
AUTO304 Fuel Combustion                                 3       3
AMEM317 Machine Elements and Design II                  3       3
AMEM101 Engineering Economy                             3       3
AUTO401 Vehicle Combustion Engine Design II             3       3
AUTO402 Introduction to Crashworthiness                 3       3
AMEM325 Controls                                        3       3
AUTO403 Vehicle Crashworthiness                         3       3
AUTO404 Vehicle Dynamics II                             3       3
AUTO405 Automotive Senior Project                               3

Mechanical Engineering Electives                                6
General Electives                                               4
Free Electives                                                  3

Mechanical Engineering Electives
                                                      Hours  Credits
AMEE303 Energy Management and Conservation              3       3
AMEE401 Aerodynamics                                    3       3
AMEE402 Turbomachinery                                  3       3
AMEE404 Advanced Heat Transfer                          3       3
AMEE405 Thermodynamics II                               3       3
AMEE406 Fluid Mechanics II                              3       3
AMEM308 Total Quality Management                        3       3
AMEM318 Dynamics of Machines                            3       3
AMEM324 Mechanical Vibrations                           3       3
AMEM402 Introduction to Robotics                        3       3
AMEM403 Operations Management                           3       3

General Electives

Students should take one elective from group A 
and one elective from group B

                                                      Hours Credits
Group A - Cyprus Studies

AECH101 Introduction to the History of Cyprus           2       2
AECH111 Cyprus in the Twentieth Century                 2       2

Group B - Greek Language and Literature

AEGL101 Introduction to Greek Language                  2       2
AEGL111 Modern Greek Literature                         2       2

Free Electives***

                                                      Hours credits

Art Electives

 AART103 Drawing I                                      3       3
 AART109 Photography I                                  3       3
 AART111 History of Art                                 3       3
 AART212 Computer Art I                                 3       3

Social Sciences Electives 
 ASOC101 Introduction to Sociology                      3       3
 AHIS101 Western Civilization to 1700                   3       3
 AHIS102 Western Civilization since 1700                3       3
 APOL101 Introduction to Political Science              3       3

Business Electives 
 ABSA101 Introductory Accounting I                      3       3
 ABSE101 Introduction to Microeconomics                 3       3
 ABSM101 Marketing Principles I                         3       3
 ABSO103 Introduction to Business Organisation          3       3

* Laboratory hours
** English teaching hours range between 2 and 5 hours depending on the level of the student's English knowledge.
*** Free Elective is a subject offered by a department of the Institute for which a student is qualified to register.

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