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Automotive Systems Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MI,
The automotive industry of the twenty-first century is advancing at a rapid pace with great emphasis on lightweight structures, alternative energy sources, high efficiency powertrains, intelligent control systems, lower emissions, robust design and manufacturing, as well as improved comfort and safety. 

About

Today's automotive engineers are expected to make connections among different areas of knowledge and integrate them in ways that benefit the automotive industry, society and the environment. Automotive engineers must be well grounded in their own areas of specialty. They must also have a good understanding of the related disciplines, be skilled in synthesis, analysis and design, work effectively in a team environment, and adopt a 'systems' approach. 

In response to these needs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a 30-credit-hour interdisciplinary graduate degree program leading to a master's degree in Automotive Systems Engineering. Many courses in this program are specifically designed to address the new and emerging technology in the automotive industry. Students in this program will not only learn about advanced technologies, but also how to apply them in practice for creative design and problem solving. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Automobile - An Integrated System 
  • Automotive Manufacturing Processes
  • Automotive Systems Modeling
  • Intro to Embedded Systems
  • Vehicle Electronics 
  • Automotive Powertrains 
  • Material Selection in Automotive Design
  • Internal Combustion Engines 
  • Intelligent Vehicle Systems
  • Automotive Sensors and Actuators
  • Active Automotive Safety Systems
  • Electric Aspects of Hybrid Vehicles
  • Digital Control Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Advisory Deadline

    • Domestic Applicants: August 1
    • International Applicants: May 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    84

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The candidate must then complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate work approved by the program advisor/graduate advisory committee with a grade of at least a B covering all courses elected. No more than one B- will be allowed under any circumstances. Applicants who meet the general admission criteria but do not have adequate preparation in required areas of engineering would be asked to take appropriate undergraduate courses as a condition for full admission to the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    778 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    778 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 778 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    406 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 406 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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