In this guide, we’ll be looking at the list of universities offering automobile engineering in Ghana. We’ll also look at career opportunities for automobile engineering graduates in Ghana as well as the requirements of becoming an automobile engineer in Ghana.
Automobile engineering has always been the core discipline in the field of engineering. This discipline is concerned with activities related to vehicle design, development, production, and safety testing.
An automobile engineer specializes in automobile production. They oversee design, development, operating and safety testing of automobiles.
This alone has made automobile engineering one of the highest paying engineering specialty in the world. You’ll find an automobile engineer in almost every industry in the country.
What is Automobile Engineering?
Automobile Engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with designing, manufacturing and operating automobiles. It is a segment of vehicle engineering which deals with motorcycles, buses, trucks, etc. It includes mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety elements.
What Do Automobile Engineers Do?
Automobile engineers also referred to as automotive engineers work with other engineering professionals to enhance the technical performance, aesthetics and software of vehicles.
Common responsibilities of an automotive engineer include designing and testing various components of vehicles, including fuel technologies and safety systems. They may also come up with and design new vehicle models or vehicle systems using engineer design software such as ThinkDesign Engineering.
Common duties of an automotive engineer include:
- Preparing design specifications
- Researching, developing and producing new vehicles or vehicle subsystems
- Using computerized models to determine the behavior and efficiency of a vehicle
- Investigating instances of product failure
- Preparing cost estimates for current or new vehicles
- Assessing the safety and environmental components of an automotive project
- Creating plans and drawings for new vehicle products
Automobile engineers may choose to specialize in a specific sector of this field, such as fluid mechanics, aerodynamics or control systems. The production of an automobile often involves a team of automotive engineers who each specialize in a particular section of vehicular engineering rather than just one engineer working alone. The work of these engineers is often broken down into three components: design, research and development and production.
Entry Requirements for Automobile Engineering
Credit Passes in THREE (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated
Science and Credit passes in THREE (3) of the following Elective Subjects: Physics,
Mathematics and any one of the following: Chemistry, Metalwork, Auto Mechanics, Applied Electricity, Technical Drawing, Building Construction, Woodwork.
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants without Chemistry shall obtain at least B3 in Integrated Science.
A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
A’ Level Certificate applicants shall have at least credits in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Applicants shall have credits in English and Mathematics using either WASSCE/SSSCE or O’Level as substitute for Requirement 2.1
1. Mature applicants must be at least twenty-five (25) years at the time of submitting the
2. Mature applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience at the time of submitting the application.
3. Mature applicants must have acquired WASSCE/SSSCE, A’ Level Certificate or an HND
from a recognised institution.
a. WASSCE/SSSCE mature applicants shall meet requirements 2.1 and 2.1.1 above.
b. A’ Level Certificate mature applicants shall meet requirements 2.2 above.
c. HND mature applicants shall meet requirements 2.3 above.
List of Universities Offering Automobile Engineering in Ghana
Below is the list of universities offering bachelors degree in Automobile Engineering in Ghana.
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- Ho Technical University
- Cape Coast Technical University