Vehicles and Mobility

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an undergraduate certificate program in the area of Vehicles and Mobility. The program is based on the elective courses of the bachelor of science in engineering degree in mechanical engineering (BSE-ME) program regularly offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The earned credit hours can be applied simultaneously to the certificate program and an undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

The program can be completely entirely on campus, with some courses occasionally offered in the asynchronous online mode.

Principles and methods of mechanical engineering find widespread application in vehicle and mobility technology. The certificate program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of these applications and receive official recognition in the field.

Only courses completed with grade B or better will be counted toward the certificate. A minimum certificate grade point average of 3.0 is required to obtain the certificate. 

Certificate Requirements 

The certificate program requires a minimum of 9 credit hours.

Select a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following:
ME 410Finite Element Method wth Appl3
ME 472Prin & Appl of Mechatronic Sys4
ME 493Advanced Vehicle Energy Systems3
ME 496Internal Combustion Engines I3
ME 4981Automotive Engineering4
ME 4910Degradation of Materials3
ME 4500Design of Automotive Chassis and Body Systems3
ME 4550Computational Uncertainty Quantification for Engineering Applications3


  1. Up to 4 credit hours can be transferred from a degree-granting program at another institution.
  2. Pass/fail courses are not allowed.
  3. All applicable credits earned in the certificate program can be applied toward one University of Michigan – Dearborn degree program.
  4. Credits earned in the certificate program cannot be applied toward another certificate program.