Engineer Your Future

What better place to hone your engineering skills than the automotive capital of the world? Founded on the site where Henry Ford perfected the moving assembly line, Lawrence Technological University has long played a significant role in advancing the region’s leadership in automotive engineering, and LTU graduates have been responsible for thousands of automotive innovations.

LTU’s Master of Science in Automotive Engineering is designed not only to develop your skills as an engineer, but also to help you gain a mastery of the entire vehicle. The program focuses on the automobile as a single system in which all components and component packages are sub-systems that cannot be altered without affecting the entire automobile. From strategic planning, design, and product engineering to manufacturing and engineering management, the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering can prepare you with the leadership skills needed to advance your career.

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Geared toward graduates of accredited undergraduate mechanical or electrical engineering programs, this degree was developed to meet the needs of working professionals. Classes are conveniently offered in the evenings and the program can be completed in approximately two years. You also can choose between a coursework-only option or a thesis option, which consists of coursework and a thesis.


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Lawrence Tech is committed to the future technology of transportation. The first university in the nation to offer a course in hybrid electric vehicles, LTU routinely draws upon the knowledge of professionals who are working on tomorrow’s cars today.

You will have the opportunity to participate in applied research projects at Lawrence Tech’s Automotive Engineering Institute, where you may work with corporations and governmental organizations to research vehicle dynamics; driveline technology; noise, vibration, and harshness; emerging energy technologies; terrain vehicle mobility; and hybrid vehicles. The University’s unique 4 x 4 vehicle chassis dynamometer allows you to study vehicle performance, safety, sustainability, and fuel economy.

You will learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive automotive industry experience, as well as from your classmates. The MS in Automotive Engineering program draws practicing engineers from around the world who represent many leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers, exposing you to exceptional networking opportunities.


Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:

Core Courses 12
  EME 5253    Engineering Analysis I  
  EME 5153   Applied Thermodynamics  
  EME 5223   Advanced Mechanics of Materials  
  EME 5213   Mechanical Vibrations  
Thesis or Electives (partial list, select six)
  EME 6913   Master's Thesis  
  EME 5103   Fasteners & Bolted Joints  
  EME 5203   Design of Mechanical Joints  
  EME 5433   Vehicle Dynamics 1  
  EME 5453   Vehicle Crashworthiness  
  EME 5573   Automotive HVAC 1  
  EME 6103   Engineering Materials  
  EME 6333   Body and Chassis Systems  
  EMS 6343   Automotive Manufacturing  
  EME 6353   Automotive Mechanical Systems  
  EME 6363   Automotive Electrical Systems  
  EME 6373   Powertrain Systems 1 (Engine Systems)  
  EME 6383   Powertrain Systems 2 (Transmissions)  
  EME 6443   Emission Control Systems  
  EME 6473   Hybrid Electric Vehicles  
  EME 6523   Combustion and Emissions  
  EME 6623   Automotive Control Systems 1  
  EME 7433   Vehicle Dynamics 2  

Admission to the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering program requires the demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:

  1. Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;
  2. A bachelor of science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited (or equivalent) university (minimum GPA of 3.0);
  3. Official transcripts of all completed college work;
  4. Three letters of recommendation;
  5. A resume, including professional experiences and extracurricular activities.

Applicants who do not meet all of the conditions for regular graduate admission may be considered for provisional admission by the Graduate Admissions Committee, provided they demonstrate an exceptionally high aptitude and promise for doing graduate work in this area and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or electrical engineering. Applicants may be required to take the GRE examination and pass the TOEFL examination.

Additionally, the academic background of candidates will be evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee as part of the admissions process. Students found deficient in a particular subject area are required to enroll in pre-core crossover courses before being allowed to enroll in some of the core program courses. No graduate credit will be granted for these courses.

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or

For specific questions about the Master of Science in Automotive Engineering program, contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering at 248.204.2582