Automotive Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)

About the Program

This certificate program provides fundamental principles of acoustics and vibration theories, with emphasis on the applications of these principles to practical vehicle NVH problems. It covers basics of vehicle dynamics, free and forced vibration systems, acoustic wave propagations and transmission, acoustic interior trim and floor covering designs and analysis including Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) technology, plus sound quality issues and vehicle audio system designs. (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 core fundamentals in Noise, Vibration, and Harshness.
  2. Students will be able to understand the connection between automotive structural design and noise, vibration, and harshness. 
  3. Students will be able to integrate the fundamentals of Automotive Noise, Vibration and Harshness within 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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