Academic Catalog

MS in Engineering: Mobility Systems

Home Department: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Available: On Campus Only

Program Directors:

Dr. Javad Baqersad,
Dr. Girma Tewolde,

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

The Mobility Systems program (formerly Automotive Systems) is intended for individuals who desire a deeper understanding and knowledge of mechanical, electrical, computer, and industrial systems used in automotive vehicles and their manufacture. Courses cover subjects such as conventional and electric propulsion systems, vehicle safety systems including connected and autonomous vehicle systems, and modern automotive manufacturing systems. Students select courses from a structured framework in order to customize a program that best meets their individual and career needs.

To receive the M.S. degree a student in the graduate program must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of graduate work. There are two options to choose from:

  • Thesis Option (consists of course work, research, and a thesis)
  • Non-thesis Option (consists of only course work)

Accelerated Masters (BS/MS) Program

The MSE-Mobility Systems program is eligible for the Accelerated Masters Program. Kettering University undergraduate students electing to continue their studies may apply up to 12 credits of qualifying 400-level courses completed as an undergraduate. For more information see: or contact the program advisor.

SAE/Kettering University Partnership

Students who have up to eight (8) Continuing Education Units (CEU) from approved SAE seminars may be eligible to transfer those CEU’s into the Mobility Systems Masters program. For more information, contact the program advisor.

Program Curriculum Requirements

Completion of 40 credits as follows:

Program of Study

Required Courses
Mobility Principles: Students with a single undergraduate engineering major take the two "Principles" courses that are outside of their Undergraduate major. Students with dual undergraduate majors take the one "Principles" course outside of their dual major and one additional elective course.8
ECE Principles for Mobility
IME Principles for Mobility Systems
ME Principles for Mobility Systems
ECE-610Modeling of Dynamic Systems4
Thesis Option: Select five electives from the approved lists & complete an 8 hour Thesis
Non-Thesis Option: Select seven electives from the approved lists.
Total Credit Hours40

Electives offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering   

(Course prerequisites must be observed.)

CE-620Microcomputer Systems4
CE-626Real-Time Embedded Systems4
CE-642Mobile Robotics4
CE-651Introduction to Autonomous Driving4
CE-652Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Driving4
CE-654Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving4
CE-672Virtual Reality Systems: M&C4
CE-680Computer Networks4
CE-684Internet of Things (IoT)4
EE-621Energy Storage Sys w/ EV App4
EE-626Power Electronics for Vehicle Electrification4
ECE-630Digital Signal Processing Techniques for Automotive Engineering4
ECE-632Automotive Control Systems4
ECE-642Machine Drives for Electric Vehicles4
ECE-648Electromagnetic Compatibility4

Courses Offered by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering   

(Course prerequisites must be observed.)

IME-453Tools for Managing the Supply Chain4
IME-473Design of Experiments4
IME-603Numerical Control Machining4
IME-608Industrial Robotics4
IME-652Production System Design4
IME-663Safety & Human Factors4
IME-671Quality Assurance4
IME-672Reliability & Maintainability4
IME-676Lean Six Sigma4
IME-680Computer Integrated Manufacturing4

Electives Offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering 

(Course prerequisites must be observed) 

MECH-426Fuel Cell Science and Engineering4
MECH-440Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines 4
MECH-442Chassis Systems4
MECH-446Vehicle Systems Dynamics4
MECH-451Vehicular Crash Dynamics and Accident Reconstruction4
MECH-613Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis4
MECH-615Engineering Optimization4
MECH-641Advanced Auto Power Systems4
MECH-643Noise, Vibration & Harshness4
MECH-644Introduction to Automotive Powertrains4
MECH-645Hybrid Electric Vehicle Propulsion4
MECH-646Advanced Vehicle Dynamics4
MECH-647Combustion & Emissions4
MECH-650Automotive Bioengineering: Occupant Protection and Safety4


(With approval of a faculty advisor)

ENGR-693 Internship in Engineering4