Automotive Engineering

Degree Programs

  • Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
  • Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS)
    • B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering
    • M. Eng. in Automotive Engineering

Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Automotive Engineering blends engineering fundamentals and practice with an emphasis on systems thinking and the latest advances in technologies. The program provides students with a systems perspective and breadth of knowledge that cuts across departments, drawing upon many different engineering disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science engineering, materials science, and industrial engineering. Students will deepen their knowledge of traditional mechanical engineering, but they can also take courses in electric machines, electronics, control systems, software development, and business. An important element of the program is a capstone project which offers students the opportunity to solve a real-world problem with their new knowledge. The culminating project can be completed individually or on a team, virtually or locally, and in close interaction with faculty and industry leaders. Graduates of the Automotive Engineering program are prepared to move the automotive industry further into the 21st century and beyond. The M.Eng. in Automotive Engineering degree is available for on-campus or online study.

For more information, please visit the ISD Automotive Engineering website at

Sequential Undergraduate / Graduate Study

  • B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering
  • M. Eng. in Automotive Engineering

This Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program leads to a Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering. University of Michigan students who are pursuing a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and who meet all the SUGS requirements may apply to the Automotive Engineering program to pursue the SUGS program, which allows them to complete their B.S.E. and M. Eng. in five years total.

For more detailed information about the program, please visit the ISD SUGS webpage.

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering degree in Automotive Engineering is offered either on-campus or online, with students from around the world taking part in the same high quality experience whether in the classroom or online. The majority of courses offered in ISD programs are hybrid, combining on-campus and online students in the same course, with the same instructors, syllabi, and rigor, which provides an engaging blended learning environment.  Earning this degree online is a valuable option for engineers who are currently working full-time.