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Undergraduate Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Open to current Clemson undergraduates in an engineering or other CECAS major who have completed appropriate prerequisite courses (see Courses list below). Prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the instructor. Please contact us at CUICARcertificate@clemson.edu for more information.

Effective Fall 2020, students in an engineering or other CECAS major no longer pay a fee to take part in the certificate program. Please note that normal class/lab fees and tuition still apply.

Students who enroll in the Automotive Engineering Certificate Program are automatically considered (no additional application process) for one of four scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Ally, Ford Motor Company, Goken, and AVX.

To earn a certificate, students will select and complete any four courses of the available course offerings (found in the Courses section below). Each course is 3-credit hours.

Course No.

Course Title

Pre-requisites

ME majors: ME 4600
All other majors: AUE 4600

Previously AUE 4010

Dynamic Performance of Vehicles

ME 3050 or instructor permission for non-ME majors

ME majors: ME 4610
All other majors: AUE 4610

Previously AUE 4020

Advanced and Electrified Powertrains

ENGR 1410 or equivalent and ME 3030 or instructor permission for non-ME majors

AUE 4030

Automotive Project Tools and Prototyping

ENGR 1410 and ENGR 2080 or equivalent or instructor permission for non-ME majors

AUE 4080

Vehicle Testing and Characterization

ENGR 1410, ENGR 2080 and ME 3050 or instructor permission for non-ME majors

ME majors: ME 4620
All other majors: AUE 4620

Previously AUE 4860

Digital Automotive Manufacturing

-

AUE 4930

Automotive Human Factors

-

AUE 4930

Lightweight Design Using Composites

-

Course offerings may vary by semester. Please contact us at automotive@clemson.edu for the most up-to-date offering schedule.

Current Clemson Undergrads:

1. Fill out the ”Undergraduate Certificate Application” form found at: https://www.clemson.edu/registrar/documents/certificate-plan-of-study.pdf
    -Certificate Name: Automotive Engineering
    -Certificate Program Code: CERTU-AUE-F
Note: You will only be able to complete the form through the “Student Signature” portion. On the form, you can put an estimated starting semester (for example, "Fall 2023") but it is okay if this is just a guess. If your plans change in the future and you are no longer able to complete the certificate program, we can easily delete the program code from your student record!

2. Email your form to automotive@clemson.edu to be signed off by the Certificate Program Director. You will receive the completed form back via email.

When is the best time to apply?
As early as you think you might be interested in the program! By submitting the application form, you will (1) be added to our future email list for program updates and course offering/schedule information, (2) be eligible for automatic consideration of the affiliated program scholarships, and (3) make your advisor(s) aware of your interest in the program, so they they can best help you plan your future curriculum options!

On the form, you can put an estimated starting semester (for example, "Fall 2023") but it is okay if this is just a guess. If your plans change in the future, we can easily delete the program code from your student record!

What if I am interested in one or more of the Automotive Engineering course offerings, but cannot complete the full four-course certificate?
That's no problem! Students are welcome to take one or more of our courses in order to fulfill elective requirements or just out of general interest in the automotive topics covered. We do encourage you to work with your advisor to make sure course selections will fulfill your BS elective requirements, if this is your intention.

I may be interested in eventually pursuing the master's degree (MS) in Automotive Engineering. Can I take these courses at the graduate level instead?
There may be a better option for you, such as our new BS/MS pathway! Please reach out to us at automotive@clemson.edu and we can walk you through a few options that will best set you up for success!

Please reach out to us at automotive@clemson.edu!

Dr. Srikanth Pilla
Program Director

Cristina Shorts
Program Coordinator

Jeremiah Farmer
Student Services Coordinator