Program description

The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Automotive Engineering prepare a new generation of engineers to address the complex technological, environmental, and globalization issues facing the automotive industry.

The great challenge facing the industry is the integration of various technologies in the automobile and its profitable and environmentally responsible manufacturing, all in a global network with people from different origins and cultures. Automotive Engineering programs equip students with the foundation, depth and domain knowledge necessary to gain master’s and doctoral level experience in systems integration and vehicle systems engineering and the ability to work globally. Graduates of the program can lead teams of culturally diverse people to produce an integrated automotive platform or work in research laboratories involved with the design of new products in the automotive field. While the program is aimed at the automotive industry, it produces strong links with the aerospace industry and other industries within the state, region and nation, as some of the challenges facing the automotive industry are also faced in other sectors.

Who is a PhD in Automotive Engineering?

Doctor of Philosophy in Automotive Engineering is a thesis-based level created for candidates that are focused on discovering the automotive study and the ways to solve difficulties in it. Holding a PhD enables students with proficiency needed to deal with all electric and hybrid powertrains as well as to better automotive efficiency.

What are the main duties of a PhD in Automotive Engineering?

A Doctorate’s duties include using computer-aided design packages to implement ideas, solving engineering difficulties, investigating mechanical problems or sudden maintenance failures as well as inspecting and testing drive vehicles. Doctorates in academic and research settings need to write papers on the improvement of their subject, as well as preparing data for undergraduates and overseeing their experiments.