MS in Engineering (Concentration in Automotive Systems)

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering

Available: Many classes must be completed On Campus

Program Advisor/Contact: 

Bassem Ramadan, Ph.D.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Engineering is a professional master’s program that builds on an undergraduate engineering program by offering additional depth and greater mastery in a number of technical areas.

Program Objectives

All graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering program will:

  • Deepen their knowledge and increase their mastery of technical areas that match their personal career goals.
  • Be better prepared to advance in positions of technical and/or managerial leadership.
  • Develop their ability to sustain a life-long career in engineering, through continuing self-directed learning and professional development activities.

The Automotive Systems specialty is intended for individuals who desire a deeper understanding and knowledge of the engineering operations of various systems on vehicles. Courses range from powertrain and engine components to design for safety and comfort. Students select courses from a structured framework in order to customize a program that best meets their individual and career needs. This program has a thesis option.

SAE/Kettering University Partnership

Students who have up to eight (8) Continuing Education Units (CEU) from approved SAE seminars may be eligible transfer those CEU’s into the Automotive Systems Masters or Certificate program. For more information you may contact Dr. Bassem Ramadan in the Mechanical Engineering Department, or Tom Creech in the Office of Graduate Studies.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

Program of Study

Required Courses
MECH-600Engineering Mathematics with Applications4
Select at least four courses from the 500 level list below16
Select at least five courses from the 600 level list below (or three courses and a Thesis)20
Total Credit Hours40

 500 Level Course Electives   (Course prerequisites must be observed.)

MECH-526Fuel Cell Science & Engineering4
MECH-540Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Power Systems4
MECH-542Chassis System Design4
MECH-546Vehicle Systems Dynamics4
MECH-550Automotive Bioengineering: Occupant Protection and Safety4
MECH-551Vehicular Crash Dynamics and Accident Reconstruction4
MECH-5XXOne 500-level technical elective4

600 Level Course Electives     (Course prerequisites must be observed.)

MECH-621Applied Transport Phenomena4
MECH-641Combustion & Emissions4
MECH-643Noise, Vibration & Harshness4
MECH-6XXTwo 600-level technical electives8

Refer to the Graduate Course Offering Matrices webpage for a listing of when courses are offered.  This will allow you to plan when you take each course and complete the program.  Check the schedule each term or contact the program advisor for availability of the courses.