• Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering

Curriculum and Plan of Study

30 credit hours, at least 18 credits at the 500 level, at least 24 graded. Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0 required for graduation

Engineering Core (9 credits)

(Courses must be taken in at least 2 of the 3 areas.)

1. Powertrain
MECHENG 438 Internal Combustion Engines OR 4
MECHENG 538 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines 3
AUTO 563 Dynamics and Controls of Automatic Transmissions 3
MECHENG 566 Hybrid Electric Vehicles 3
2. Structures and Dynamics
ISD 599-003b Modeling and Analysis of Vehicle Systems OR 3
MECHENG 542 Vehicle Dynamics 3
AUTO/MECHENG 513 Automotive Body Structures 3
3. Electrical Systems and Software
EECS 418 Power Electronics 4
EECS 419 Electric Machinery and Drives 4
EECS 461 Embedded Control Systems 4

Engineering Electives (9 credits)

(At least 6 credits must come from a selected specialty area.)

1. Powertrain
MECHENG 438 Internal Combustion Engines OR 3
MECHENG 538 Advanced Internal Combustion Engines 3
MECHENG 566 Hybrid Electric Vehicles 3
MECHENG 432 Combustion OR 3
MECHENG 532 Advanced Combustion 3
MECHENG 599 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems 3
AUTO 533 Advanced Energy Solutions 3
AUTO 563 Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions 3
CHE 696 Fuel Cells and Fuel Processors 3
2. Dynamics and Control
MECHENG 440 Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations OR 3
MECHENG 540 Intermediate Dynamics 3
ISD 599-003b Modeling and Analysis of Vehicle Systems OR 3
MECHENG 542 Vehicle Dynamics 3
MECHENG 560 Modeling Dynamic Systems 3
AUTO 563 Dynamics and Control of Automatic Transmissions 3
MECHENG 568 Vehicle Control Systems 3
MECHENG 569 Control of Advanced Powertrain Systems 3
MECHENG 565 Battery Systems and Control 3
EECS 460 Control Systems Analysis and Design OR 3
MECHENG 461 Automatic Control 3
EECS 561/ MECHENG 561 Digital Control Systems 3
EECS 560/ MECHENG 564 Linear Systems Theory 3
EECS 565 Linear Feedback Control Systems 3
EECS 568 Mobile Robotics: Methods and Algorithms 4
3. Noise, Vibration and Harshness
MECHENG 440 Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations OR 4
MECHENG 540 Intermediate Dynamics 3
MECHENG 524 Advanced Engineering Acoustics 3
MECHENG 541 Mechanical Vibrations 3
4. Materials
MATSCI 420 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MATSCI 514 Composite Materials 3
MECHENG 517 Mechanics of Polymers I 3
MECHENG 571 Energy Generation and Storage Using Modern Materials 3
5. Electronics and Software
EECS 418 Power Electronics 3
EECS 419 Electric Machinery and Drives 3
EECS 442 Computer Vision 3
EECS 461 Embedded Control Systems 3
EECS 498 Grid Integration of Alternative Energy Sources 3
MECHENG 552 Mechatronics 3

Management and Human Factors (6 credits)

IOE 437 Automotive Human Factors 3
IOE 461/ MFG 461 Quality Engineering Principles and Analysis 3
IOE 533 (MFG 535) Human Motor Behavior and Engineering Systems 3
ISD 520
Introduction to Systems Engineering  3
ISD 599-004 Systems Architecting, Concept Development & Embodiment Design 3
MFG 599 Designing in Quality 3

Automotive Engineering and Seminar and Capstone Project (6 credits)

AUTO 501 Integrated Vehicle Systems Design 3
AUTO 503 Automotive Engineering Project 3