The Interdisciplinary Program of Vehicle Systems Engineering

An Interdisciplinary program with participation of the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering

The “vehicle Systems Engineering ME program (without a thesis)” was structured to provide the industry with high skilled graduates in development, design and manufacturing of advanced automotive systems and assemblies for the global automotive industry and national industries and infrastructures, such as trains, unmanned aerial vehicles and advanced transportation systems.

This special program provides to students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge in Automotive Systems Engineering disciplines along with expanding their knowledge in adjacent engineering fields. The program enables the student to delve in an engineering project related to vehicle systems or interaction between vehicle systems and infrastructures, such as road, traffic light systems, sensing and control systems, soil, etc.

The graduates will acquire in depth interdisciplinary education in the Automotive Systems Engineering, which is necessary today to lead the development of products and processes in this dynamic and developing field.

The Program is intended to educate experts that will work in a wide range of Automotive Systems Engineering areas and develop skills in engineering, design and analysis methods, computer simulations and products manufacturing.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements to the Program are identical to the requirements accepted within the Graduate School with regard to a 4 year undergraduate Engineering Program graduates.

Academic requirements

40 graduate credit points, including courses up to at least 35 credits, and a seminar/ project course of 5 credits. If necessary, completion of some additional courses can be required.

The Program includes mandatory and elective courses. The mandatory courses cover the fundamentals of automotive engineering, internal combustion engines, vehicle dynamics, advanced propulsion systems and others.

The elective courses are chosen by the student, in accordance with the student interests and personal field of expertise, from the available topics list, such as: Air Pollution, Dynamics of Vehicle Systems, Reliability and Quality Control, Surface Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Energy and Propulsion Systems, etc.

The final project is an integral part of the Program, and is carried out under personal guidance. The project should be fulfilled and submitted according to the Graduate School requirements. Students who will begin their studies in this Program will be required to maintain the requirements detailed in the curriculum.

Additional information

Program Chair: Dr. Leonid Tartakovsky