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Become Part of the Future of Hybrid Vehicle Technologies

Challenge Yourself with HEV Curriculum

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. Help fill that gap with Michigan Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) curriculum. The coursework provides advanced knowledge and hands-on labs in the design, analysis, control, calibration, and operating characteristics of HEVs. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you can integrate any number of these courses into your degree. Another flexible option: simply take courses as a non-degree seeking student.

What is HEV?

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) refers to a vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system. The primary components in an HEV are an internal combustion engine (ICE) (usually gasoline-powered) and an electric propulsion system. These two power sources work in tandem to improve the vehicle's fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

HEV Industry Leader Support

Michigan Tech’s pioneering program in hybrid electric vehicle engineering, one of the first of its kind in the nation, was started with a $3 million US Department of Energy grant and $750,000 of in-kind contributions from industry sponsors and partners. Graduate and undergraduate courses are offered on campus, online, and—thanks to the showpiece of the program—on the road.

HEV Program Highlights

  • Flexible coursework options for students and professionals
  • More than 30 courses
  • Available for on-campus and online learning students
  • Interdisciplinary: mechanical, electrical, materials, and chemical
  • engineering
  • Selected by the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility for training
  • automotive engineers
  • Continuing education for professional engineers
  • State tuition support for displaced and incumbent workers

HEV Education Pathways To Choose

Non-degree Coursework

Take any number of Hybrid Vehicle Engineering courses as a non-degree seeking student.

Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in HEV can be earned in 15 credits. Online and distance learning is available. View the course requirements for more details.

Master's Degrees

Earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Engineering (30 credits).