From the Model-T to hybrid cars, the automotive industry has undergone many transformations. Its history is rich and its future exciting. With increased global competition, the development of new technologies, and the demand for more efficient, sustainable, and earth-friendly vehicles, advanced education and leadership skills can be the keys to your success in the field. What better place to hone your skills than the automotive capital of the world? Founded on the site where Henry Ford perfected the moving assembly line, Lawrence Technological University has long played a significant role in advancing the region’s leadership position in the field of automotive engineering, and Lawrence Tech graduates have been responsible for thousands of automotive innovations.
Engineer Your Future
The Master of Science in Automotive Engineering at Lawrence Tech is an interdisciplinary program designed to not only help you develop your skills as an engineer, but also to help you gain a mastery of the entire vehicle. Geared toward graduates of ABET-accredited undergraduate mechanical or electrical engineering programs, this comprehensive degree was developed to meet the needs of working professionals. Classes are conveniently offered in the evenings and the program can be completed in approximately two years. The MS in Automotive Engineering consists of 30 credit hours – four core courses and six technical electives or a thesis option. (If you are deficient in any particular subject area, pre-core crossover classes are required before you may enroll in certain core courses.)
Embracing the University’s signature “theory and practice” approach to learning, the MS in Automotive Engineering offers you the in-depth conceptual knowledge you need to enhance your skills, as well as an understanding of how the real world of automotive engineering works. From strategic planning, design, and product engineering to manufacturing and engineering management, Lawrence Tech’s comprehensive program can prepare you with the leadership skills needed to advance your career.
The MS in Automotive Engineering stresses the concept that an automobile is a single system in which all components and component packages are sub-systems that cannot be independently changed without affecting the entire automobile. The goal is to help you develop expertise of the vehicle as a whole, rather than its separate parts. All course work is built around this premise – that in such a complex system all areas must behave as a single, well-integrated entity if product goals are to be achieved.
Why Automotive Engineering at Lawrence Tech?
As an automotive engineering student at Lawrence Tech, you will have the advantage of studying at a leading university for this type of program. Not only does Lawrence Tech have a unique and historic relationship with automotive and manufacturing industries, it is also committed to the future technology of transportation. Lawrence Tech was the first university in the nation to offer a course in hybrid electric vehicles and routinely draws upon the knowledge of professionals who are working on tomorrow’s cars today. These industry experts regularly give lectures on complex topics ranging from fuel cells to vehicle control strategies.
The MS in Automotive Engineering program affords you the opportunity to participate in applied research projects at Lawrence Tech’s Automotive Engineering Institute. You may work with corporations and governmental organizations to research such subjects as vehicle dynamics; driveline technology; noise, vibration, and harshness; emerging energy technologies; terrain vehicle mobility; and hybrid vehicles. The University’s unique 4 x 4 vehicle chassis dynamometer, a tool integral to your program, allows you to study vehicle performance, safety, sustainability, and fuel economy.
You will learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive automotive industry experience, as well as from your classmates. The MS in Automotive Engineering program draws practicing engineers from around the world who represent many leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers, exposing you to exceptional networking opportunities. Because the program emphasizes a team-based approach to learning, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop personal and professional relationships that can help you expand your understanding of the industry and advance your career goals.
Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:
|EME 5253||Engineering Analysis I|
|EME 5153||Applied Thermodynamics|
|EME 5223||Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|EME 5213||Mechanical Vibrations|
|Thesis or Electives (partial list, select six)
|EME 6913||Master's Thesis|
|EME 5103||Fasteners & Bolted Joints|
|EME 5203||Design of Mechanical Joints|
|EME 5433||Vehicle Dynamics 1|
|EME 5453||Vehicle Crashworthiness|
|EME 5573||Automotive HVAC 1|
|EME 6103||Engineering Materials|
|EME 6333||Body and Chassis Systems|
|EME 6343||Automotive Manufacturing|
|EME 6353||Automotive Mechanical Systems|
|EME 6363||Automotive Electrical Systems|
|EME 6373||Powertrain Systems 1 (Engine Systems)|
|EME 6383||Powertrain Systems 2 (Transmissions)|
|EME 6443||Emission Control Systems|
|EME 6473||Hybrid Electric Vehicles|
|EME 6523||Combustion and Emissions|
|EME 6623||Automotive Control Systems 1|
|EME 6803||Engineering Management|
|EME 7433||Vehicle Dynamics 2|
Admission to the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering program requires the demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:
1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
2. A bachelor of science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited (or equivalent) university (minimum GPA of 3.0);
3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
4. Three letters of recommendation from an employer, business contact, and/or faculty member;
5. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities.
Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for provisional admission by the Graduate Admissions Committee, provided they demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude and promise for doing graduate work in this area and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Applicants may be required to take the GRE examination and pass the TOEFL examination.
Additionally, the academic background of candidates will be evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee as part of the admissions process. Students found deficient in a particular subject area are required to enroll in pre-core crossover courses before being allowed to enroll in some of the core program courses. No graduate credit will be granted for these courses.
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or email@example.com.
For specific questions about the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering program, contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering at 248.204.2582