Automotive Certificate

Contact Information

Dr. Randy Follett at follett@ece.msstate.edu

For undergraduates, during your final semester please email the contact above for approval.

Program Information

The Automotive Engineering Certificate was developed in support of the automotive manufacturing companies in the state of Mississippi to provide students an opportunity to focus on engineering knowledge and issues related to the design of vehicle systems and their production. The program is multi-disciplinary, allowing students from all areas of engineering to participate. Course work can be selected from aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science engineering, engineering mechanics, industrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. All students are required to participate in a vehicle design/construction experience which must be approved by the director of the automotive engineering certificate and will be designated as a three-hour directed individual study (4000-level for undergraduate students/7000-level for graduate students) course. Membership in the student section (or appropriate level) of the Society of Automotive Engineers is strongly encouraged.

Requirements

To meet the requirements for the Automotive Engineering Certificate, you must complete 15 hours of designated courses. These include one from the Level I list, two from the Level II list, the Automotive Engineering course, and a DIS related to a team experience in automotive engineering.

At least two of the courses must be in addition to the courses required for the student’s graduation from his/her major.

For graduate students, the student’s graduate committee will determine how many of the courses taken for the Certificate fulfill course requirements for the student’s graduate degree.

Level I (3 hours):

  • ME 3523 - Thermodynamics II
  • ME 3423 - Mechanics of Machinery
  • ME 3533 - Thermodynamics
  • CHE 3123 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
  • IE 3124 - Industrial Ergonomics
  • IE 3913 - Engineering Economy I
  • IE 3323 - Manufacturing Processes
  • ECE 3414 - Fundamentals of Energy Systems
  • ECE 3163 - Signals and Systems
  • CSE 2383 - Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
  • CSE 3324 - Distributed Client/Server Programming
  • ASE 3213 - Aircraft Structures I
  • ASE 3333 - Aerothermodynamics
  • CE 3113 - Transportation Engineering

Level II (6 hours):

  • ME 4123 - Failure of Engineering Materials
  • ME 4463 - Engineering Design
  • ME 4543 - Combustion Engines
  • CHE 4613 - Air Pollution Control Design: Theory and Practice
  • CHE 4423 - Fundamentals of Industrial Corrosion
  • CHE 4490 - Special Topics: Fuel Cells
  • IE 4113 - Human Factors Engineering
  • IE 4533 - Project Management
  • IE 4753 - Systems Engineering and Analysis
  • ECE 4653 - Introduction to Power Electronics
  • ECE 4913 - Feedback Control Systems I
  • ECE 4723 - Embedded Systems
  • ECE 4833 - Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • CSE 4153 - Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • CSE 4214 - Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CSE 4233 - Software Architecture
  • CSE 4283 - Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • CSE 4733 - Operating Systems I
  • ASE 4553 - Engineering Design and Optimization
  • EM 4133 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • CE 4103 - Pavement Design
  • CE 4133 - Geometric Design of Highways
  • CE 3143 - Traffic Engineering

Automotive Engineering course (3 hours)

DIS related to a team experience in automotive engineering (3 hours)