Sorry this isn't direct answer, but I would compare the Automotive Engineering program to the Mechanical Engineering program and see if the ME program makes you a little more well rounded. I feel ME's can work in most fields but Automotive Engineers may not have the same flexibility. Either way, I would get involved in the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Lab as much as possible. Don't join just to put it on a resume, really get involved. Then, take any and all electives in the automotive fields, my school offered a few engine classes. Finally, if you take take gearing classes it will be a big help. Hope this helps, Good Luck.