Automotive Engineering Program

Degree Options

Students have the opportunity to choose from multiple options that work best for them to earn this degree:

Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering On-Campus and Online

With an emphasis on recent advances in engineering fundamentals and practice, 
this degree prepares students to be innovators who can address global 
problems in this technologically dynamic and compelling field. 


Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

Undergraduate students at the College of Engineering in Ann Arbor have the opportunity to speed their progress towards an ISD Master of Engineering degree through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program:


Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (JI-SUGS) Program.

Students who receive an undergraduate BSE degree from the U-M – Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Joint Institute (U-M SJTU) can also pursue an Integrative Systems + Design Engineering Master’s degree at U-M through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (JI-SUGS) Program:

Program Details

Redefining a rapidly evolving field

Automotive engineering is one of the most technologically interesting and compelling specialty areas. It also requires expertise in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. Experts in automotive engineering are poised to develop innovations that will change society and address global problems.

Consistently rated as one of the five best Colleges of Engineering in the country, U-M offers top-ranked academics. The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)  in Automotive Engineering is an advanced professional degree program that is designed specifically for today’s engineering world. It emphasizes engineering fundamentals and practice with a focus on recent advances in the field.

The curriculum offers courses on state of the art engineering systems, such as:

  •  Energy Generation and Storage using Modern Materials
  •  Advanced Energy Solutions
  • Ecological Sustainability in Design and Manufacturing
  • Modeling, Analysis and Control of Electric Hybrid Vehicles
  • Fuel Cells and Fuel Processor

These courses are taught by U-M faculty who are international experts, and they are offered in flexible format with on-campus and online options. Many students complete this degree entirely online.

“The complexity of software in a vehicle is daunting. You can’t reboot it. You can’t open a window on your laptop and modify it in any way. It has to work in many modes of operation, not just driving down the road, but also when it’s cloudy, rainy, freezing, or hot. It gets complicated very quickly.”
– Program Director Jim Freudenberg

Students who graduate from this program will have strengths in modern automotive systems, engineering fundamentals, enhanced interdisciplinary skills, and the teamwork skills necessary to guide product and process development in this rapidly evolving field. The State of Michigan is and will continue to be a leader in automotive manufacturing, which creates a synergistic learning interchange with U-M.