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 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. 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 isd.engin.umich.edu/AutoEng.

Launching Fall 2022, Integrative Systems + Design has introduced a new integrative curriculum designed to better meet today’s industry demands and offer improved depth and breadth within specializations – all while leveraging U-M excellence across many disciplines. The curriculum is comprised of 4 segments:

  • Integrative Science (6-9 credits): students integrate disciplines together by taking advantage of the breadth of U-M courses, including required ISD courses.
  • Program Core (6-9 credits): these courses offer the core knowledge students need to excel in their chosen specialty by choosing courses across key foundational areas, each with their own set of key competencies.
  • Career Pathways (9 credits): these courses are designed to help students gain expert knowledge in one specific knowledge area, strategically crafted by leading industry and government experts with an eye to their career trajectory.
  • Immersive Practice (3-6 credits): students put their experience and education to work in a real-world environment by taking part in a culminating project in industry, research in cutting-edge labs, field-work with meaningful non-profits, and a wide range of entrepreneurial ventures.

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.