- 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.
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.