Vehicle Electronics and Controls

The increasing use of electrical systems and electronic sensors and devices in vehicles and automobiles has resulted in new developments in this field for vehicle application. With rapid progress in battery technology, it is envisaged that electric vehicles will become more affordable and more efficient. Electric drive control requires the use of power devices which are primarily high power electronic devices. Modern vehicles will rely on both analog and digital hardware for efficient operation of the vehicle. Engineers would be required to be well versed in the design of hybrid electrical and electronic systems.

The Vehicle Electronics certificate will introduce the participants to analog and digital electronics. Starting with simple diodes and rectifiers, students will be introduced to other solid state devices that are used in electronic circuits. Participants will learn the design of amplifiers, switches and other commonly used circuits. They will also receive instruction on digital logic and the use of microprocessors. Besides featuring hands-on laboratory practice, participants will be involved in several group design projects. (12 credit hours)

Certificate offered on Campus and via Distance Learning

Coursework Requirements

Please choose four courses to complete the required 12 credit hours.
AENG 510Vehicle Electronics I3
AENG 545Vehicle Ergonomics I3
ECE 505Intro to Embedded Systems3
ECE 515Vehicle Electronics II3
ECE 519Adv Topics in EMC3
ECE 531Intelligent Vehicle Systems3
ECE 532Auto Sensors and Actuators3
ECE 5462Elec Aspects of Hybrid Vehicle3
ECE 533Active Automotive Safety Sys3