An interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Engineering, the M.S.A.E. program consists of ten, three-credit courses: eight core courses and two technical electives (or a Thesis Option). A total of 30 credit hours are required for graduation. Additionally, academic backgrounds of candidates will be evaluated by the admissions committee as part of the admissions process. Students found deficient in a particular subject area are required to enroll in precore crossover courses before being allowed to enroll in some of the core program courses.
No graduate credit will be granted for these courses. The course sequence is summarized as follows:
Precore Crossover Courses as directed by admissions letter*:
EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics
EME 3213 Introduction to Mechatronics
EME 4603 Introduction to Mechanical Systems
EME 4613 Introduction to Thermal Systems
*Credit is not applied toward the MSAE degree. Precore course requirements are determined by the admissions committee during the admissions process.
M.S.A.E. Core Courses:
EME6363 Automotive Electrical Systems
EME5433 Vehicle Dynamics
EME6353 Automotive Mechanical Systems
EME6333 Body and Chassis Systems
EME5253 Engineering Analysis
EME6623 Automotive Control Systems
EME6373 Powertrain Systems 1
EME6383 Powertrain Systems 2
In addition, two three-credit technical electives may be chosen from any 5000 level or higher course from the Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Departments as approved by the program director. Students are also allowed to select a thesis option by enrolling in two three-credit-hour thesis courses in lieu of both technical electives. This option provides students with an in-depth experience in one subject area. Students who elect to enroll in the thesis option are required to select a faculty advisor from either the Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Departments. Students may also select an industrial advisor in addition to the faculty advisor; however, a selection of a faculty advisor is mandatory. Students must submit their dissertation to a professional society for publication (i.e. SAE Technical Paper, ASME Journal, etc.). Further, all students must make a verbal presentation of their findings.
Students are required to meet regularly with their advisor. All projects will be approved by the program director in addition to the faculty advisor. A copy of the proposal and the project commitment form, signed by the student and the advisor, must be presented to the program director before a student may register in the course. Upon thesis completion, two copies of the dissertation, signed by both the student and advisor must be presented to the program director. One copy will be maintained by the director and the second shall be held in the Lawrence Tech library.
The student body of practicing engineers, representing a broad variety of automotive related companies and a wide variety of job assignments, provides an important additional learning resource.
The credit hour requirements are summarized as follows:
Precore: as required
Core courses: 24 credit hours
Electives/Thesis: 6 credit hours
Total required: 30 credit hours
For More Information Contact
Dr. Kingman Yee
Program Director, Master of Science in Automotive Engineering