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Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School for requirements. Additionally, the Grade Point Average required for regular admission to M.S. degree program is 3.0 or above. Qualified admission (2.5 - 3.0) is possible if an applicant has significant relevant professional experience. The program will admit students with Bachelor's degrees or the equivalent in engineering from an accredited college or university. Students with mathematics-based science degrees will be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. No other specific admission requirements are needed, however, letters of recommendation, a statement of objectives, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are encouraged to aid the admission evaluation process.

Program Requirements

A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required for the M.S. in Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering. A maximum of one course in which a "C" has been received may be used to meet graduation requirements, provided the "C" is offset by equivalent credits of "A" to maintain the required 3.00 average.

This Master of Science degree is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Thirty credits, including a six-credit thesis.

Plan C: Thirty credits of course work in an approved EVE Plan of Work.

Both options require at least twelve credits of any Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering (EVE) courses, including two core courses:

EVE 5110Fundamentals of Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering3
or EVE 5115 Fundamentals of Electric-drive Vehicle Modeling
EVE 5120Fundamentals of Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles4

Requirements for both options include at least six credits of 7000-level or higher course work. The 7000-level or higher course requirements can be satisfied through EVE courses, directed studies (EVE 7990), industry internship ( EVE 7991), or thesis credits (EVE 8999) of EVE-related projects, or approved 7000-level or higher classes from other departments in the College of Engineering.

The elective eighteen credits can be from other departments in the College of Engineering, such as: 

Computer Science
CSC 5100Introduction to Mobility3
CSC 6280Real-Time and Embedded Operating Systems3
CSC 7991Advanced Topics in Computer Science1-4
CSC 8260Seminar in Networking, Distributed Systems and Parallel Systems3
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 5330Modeling and Control of Power Electronics and Electric Vehicle Powertrains3
ECE 5340Advanced Energy Storage Systems for Electrification of Vehicles3
ECE 5410Power Electronics and Control3
ECE 5620Embedded System Design4
ECE 5675Sensors and Sensor Instrumentation3
ECE 7690Fuzzy Systems3
ECE 7730Telematics4
Industrial Engineering
IE 6310Lean Operations and Manufacturing3
IE 6560Deterministic Optimization3
IE 6611Fundamentals of Six Sigma3
IE 6840Project Management3
IE 7511Linear and Nonlinear Optimization3
Mechanical Engineering
ME 5040Finite Element Methods I4
ME 5453Product and Manufacturing Systems and Processes4
ME 5800Combustion Engines4
ME 5810Combustion and Emissions4
ME 7020Finite Element Methods II4
ME 7290Advanced Combustion and Emissions I4
ME 7451Advanced Manufacturing II: Material Forming4
ME 7680Manufacturing Processing Mechanics4
ME 8030Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation Systems II4

All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering

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