Automotive Materials and Design Engineering

About the Program

The automotive system of the twenty-first century is poised to advance at a rapid pace with greater emphasis on lightweight structures, high efficiency powertrains, intelligent control systems, lower emissions, robust design and manufacturing, as well as improved comfort and safety. This certificate program gives an opportunity for automotive engineers to learn to about lightweight materials, advancements in ergonomic and structural design, vehicle dynamics and control, and advanced manufacturing techniques (12 credit hours).

The certificate can be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.   

Course Descriptions

Please choose four courses to complete the required 12 credit hours.

Learning Goals and Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to describe the integration of design, manufacturing and new technology applications in the automotive industry.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate automotive manufacturing techniques and designs.
  3. Students will be prepared to apply knowledge of automotive materials and structural design in the field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.


CECS Graduate Education Office

2060/2070 - Professional Education Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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