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Mechanical Engineering

Vehicle Engineering Concentration

What is Vehicle Engineering?

Vehicle engineering is more than just automobiles! The concepts and technologies in vehicle engineering apply to all modes of transportation and cover a wide range of vehicle types, including traditional combustion engines, hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as automated and connected vehicles.

About the Program

As the only undergraduate degree program of its kind in the region, this concentration combines mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, and is based on input from top companies looking for employees that will shape the industry's future. Learn how your skills could improve vehicle safety, traffic congestion, air quality, energy efficiency, and more, all while engaging with cutting-edge technologies to gain valuable experience that will impress employers!

  • Program Flowchart

    Vehicle engineering flow chart

  • Freshman Year Classes

    ENGL 1010
    HUFA1
    MATH 1910 Calc I
    CHEM 1110
    ENGR 1110 Graphics
    ENGR 1020*
    3
    3
    4
    4
    2
    1
    ENGL 1020
    HUFA2
    MATH 1920 Calc II
    PHYS 2110
    ENGR 1120 Programming
    3
    3
    4
    4
    2
    Total: 16 + 1 Total: 16

  • Sophomore Year Classes

    ENGL 2130, 2230 or 2330
    MATH 2120 Diff. E.
    MATH 2010 Matrix Alg.
    PHYS 2120
    CEE 2110 Statics
    ME 2910 Prof. & Ethics
    3
    3
    3
    4
    3
    1
    COMM 2025 or PC 2500
    MATH 2110 Calc III
    ECE 2850 Princ. of Electrics Circuits
    ME 3010 Materials
    ME 2330 Dynamics
    3
    4
    3
    3
    3
    Total: 17 Total: 16

  • Junior Year Classes

    ME 3001 ME Analysis
    VE 3400 Introduction to Auto Systems
    ME 3210 Thermo I
    ME 3720 Fluid Mechanics
    CEE 3110 Fluid of Matls
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    ME 3610 ME Dynamics of Mach
    VE 3500 Sensors, Transducers and Instrumentation
    ME 3220 Thermo II
    ME 3710 Heat Transfer
    ME 4010 Machine Design
    MATH 3470 Introductory Probability and Statistics
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
     Total: 15  Total: 18

  • Senior Year Classes

    SBS1
    ME 3050
    ME 3060
    VE 4410 Senior Design I
    ME 4020 Applied Machine Design or ME 4720 Thermal Design
    ME 4751 Energy Sys Lab
    3
    3
    1
    3
    3
    2
    SBS2
    VE 4420 Senior Design II
    VE 4500 Reliability and Quality Engineering
    AOE1 from BSME Approved List
    AOE2 from BSME Approved List
    3
    3
    3
    3
    3
    Total: 15 Total: 15

Program Highlights

  • Discover many networking and co-op opportunities than can help you land a great job through our many partnerships with local, state, and regional companies.
  • Learn next-generation automotive technologies being used in autonomous and electric vehicles.
  • Help transform a regular human-driven, electric vehicle to one with increased levels of autonomy.
  • Gain additional experience and have fun participating in our award-winning student organizations such as Baja SAE, Formula SAE, and the Autonomous Robotics Club.

Future Careers

The autonomous and electric vehicle revolutions are here; and the demand for graduates with research, design, and development skills is real. The Southeast is the new hub for automotive manufacturing, and you'll be prepared to be a leader in the automotive and vehicle industries, ready to build next-generation vehicles, and design innovative parts and products. Our graduates will help shape the world we live in.

 

Companies that Hire Our Grads

Boeing Bridgestone Caterpillar Cummins
DENSO GM Honda John Deere
MAHLE NASA Nissan Volkswagen

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