Program Facts | Automotive Technology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Program Facts | Automotive Technology | SIU

Program Facts

Our Program

  • One of the very few automotive technology Baccalaureate degree universities supplying the industry. Only degree of its kind in the State of Illinois.
  • Meeting the goals of students and businesses involved in the automotive, truck, power generation, ground equipment and related transportation industries.
  • Only Automotive Technology Program in a research university.
  • Established in 1952 and supplier of quality employees and internship students to industry.
  • First ASE/NATEF Master Level Certification program in the State of Illinois.
  • One of the most widely respected automotive technology programs in the world.

The Curriculum

  • Theoretical, applied and problem-based learning. The most applied technical training in any program.
  • Technical and industry specific business, computing and interpersonal communication courses.
  • Challenging, comprehensive and individualized.
  • Industry directed and supported by devoted and committed National Advisory Board and alumni.
  • Career and industry relevant, adjusted and flexible to allow various career emphasis areas, minors or dual majors.

The Students

  • Enrollment of approximately 250 national and international students with 70+ graduates per year.
  • Competitive Admissions for Freshmen and Transfer students.
  • Equipped with applied hands-on learning experiences and the professional skill sets required for success in today's competitive global workplace.
  • Student involvement in industry lead Special Projects both on and off campus.
  • Industry internships and extensions strongly emphasized.
  • Experience in a fast paced team and autonomous environment with leadership opportunities.

The Faculty

  • 17 Full-time Faculty who specialize in their fields.
  • Published authors and experts in their specific subjects.
  • Known for their quality teaching and commitment to excellence.
  • Passionate about student learning and industry engagement.