Automotive Systems and Controls Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 15 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Achieve high-level skills in emerging automotive technologies

Our program is different, we go beyond powertrains to look at total vehicle systems, from chassis to human interface. Develop and apply engineering design, analysis, and controls to a complex system, incorporating numerous embedded systems controlling a dynamic system. Deepen your systems integration knowledge, including requirements, design, technical, safety, and economic analysis for mobility systems. Enhance your interdisciplinary skills to approach complex systems effectively.

This interdisciplinary on-campus and online certificate includes courses from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students completing this certificate will develop competencies in controls, systems engineering, and systems integration, encompassing multiple aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering with a primary focus on automotive applications.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

The graduate certificate in Automotive Systems and Controls program provides graduate students and non-degree seeking students with at least a Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with advanced knowledge of the design, integration, and control of electro-mechanical components, subsystems, and complex multi input-output powertrains.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related field. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn an online graduate certificate in Automotive Systems and Controls.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 15 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about automotive controls at Michigan Tech? Visit the program site for more information:


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Cindy Wadaga

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.