Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

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Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering—Certificate, MEng

Fast Facts

  • The University has received over $2.5 million in research funding to support the development of flex-fuel hybrid technologies.
  • The interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering was designed through partnerships with Argonne National Laboratory and numerous industrial partners including AVL, General Motors, Eaton, Horiba, MathWorks, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Woodword.
  • Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems Research Center is a multidisciplinary organization that fosters collaborative research efforts in the areas of clean, efficient, and sustainable power systems technologies.

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Graduate Programs in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

The College of Engineering offers both a Masters of Engineering degree and a Graduate Certificate in Hybrid Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering. These programs provide students with advanced knowledge of the design, calibration, and operating characteristics of electric drive and hybrid drive vehicles.

The light vehicle industry is facing a shortage of engineering talent needed to retool for the use of electric drives as the primary source of motive power. Both programs are designed, with support from both the US Department of Energy and the State of Michigan, to address these educational needs.

Students may apply the credits earned for the certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.

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MEng Requirements

This master of engineering degree is intended to be a terminal professional degree where the candidate demonstrates advanced ability in course work and with an advanced engineering design project, or practicum. 

Course Work—The minimum course work requirements are as follows: 

Course Work26-30 credits
Practicum0-4 credits
Total (minimum)30 credits
Distribution of course work credit 
5000–6000 series (minimum)12 credits
3000–4000 level (maximum)14 credits

Master of Engineering Practicum—The practicum is an advanced independent study for students in the master of engineering program. The student in consultation with the advisor develops and executes a project demonstrating capabilities in problem solving, communication, and decision making. The practicum can be completed on campus or at the site of a Michigan Tech corporate partner. Students must submit a written report and make an oral presentation related to their project to their advisory committee. In some cases, the practicum may be waived with program approval.