D.Eng. in Automotive Systems and Mobility

The Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) in Automotive Systems and Mobility (ASM), centers on engineering practice and application, problem-solving skills, and innovation to prepare graduates for technical leadership roles in the automotive and mobility industry.

The D.Eng. program encourages doctoral students to conduct cutting edge research using emerging technologies in the broad areas of automotive engineering and mobility. It is a multidisciplinary program with core research areas in Automotive Cybersecurity; Advanced Simulation; Human Factors & Transportation Systems Safety; Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Dynamics, Control & Vehicle Safety; Electrified Vehicles; Materials, Manufacturing, & Design; Shared Mobility; Thermal-Fluid & Combustion; and Data Analytics in Automotive & Mobility. 

The program is geared toward working professionals and as such, accepts students with prior professional experience in mobility and the automotive industry for part-time or full-time study.


Program Details

The D.Eng. degree requirements require a minimum of 36 credits hours with a minimum of two 3 credit hour courses and 30 credits in research.

This program is intended for working professionals who are active in research and development. Students are expected to maintain their employment status during the program. The topic of the dissertation research is expected to be related to the applicant's area of expertise and job related research topics (and the company's R&D needs if sponsored by the employer).

Students are admitted for part-time or full-time study. All admission offers will be for the Fall term only. 

Application Deadline:

  • February 1 for Fall Term only

Program Policies

In addition to the UM-Dearborn Graduate School policies for doctoral students, as a doctoral student in ASM program, you need to know the requirements, timeline, and processes for Pre-candidacy, Candidacy, Proposal Exam, and eventually your Dissertation Defense. 

Also, an Annual Progress Report completed by you and your faculty advisor must be submitted for review to the ASM Doctoral Committee in May of each year. 

The ASM Doctoral Committee and your Faculty Advisor are the main resources for information and guidance throughout your program.

The ASM Doctoral Committee is chaired by Dr. Dewey Jung, and includes Dr. Sang-Hwan Kim (IMSE), Dr. Taehyung Kim (ECE), and Dr. Jie Shen (CIS).


A student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours including 6 credit hours of coursework, 6 credit hours of directed study and pre-candidate research courses, and 24 credit hours of dissertation research.

Plan of Study

Program Contacts

Rebekah Awood

Graduate Programs Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Dewey Dohoy Jung

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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