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Advanced Electric Vehicle (Certificate)

Description

This certificate program intends to rapidly infuse important advanced electric vehicle (AEV) knowledge and capabilities into the technological teams of the automotive and defense ground vehicle industries of the region. Input from a variety of industry and academic sources is used to continuously refresh the information and technologies discussed for this rapidly evolving mobility system. Students successful in these courses will learn to apply their engineering talents to the development of the next generation of advanced electric vehicles.

Engineers in this program will select five of the seven graduate courses that are designed by subject matter expert "competency teams," whose explicit purpose is to create curriculum that is directly responsive to industry needs, but also deploys the most current technology, strategies, methods and tools emerging from universities, corporations and national laboratories. The certificate program is currently offered at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, Detroit, MI.

Students may choose to select courses in one focal area or may select a variety of courses across multiple focal areas.

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    Program Learning Outcomes

    Students completing the certificate program will have the ability to: 

    1. apply knowledge of AEV vehicles to solve problems in AEV design and integration.
    2. design, develop and use validated system models for AEV components and systems to solve problems associated with AEVs.
    3. choose and integrate proper E-drives for vehicle powertrain and other applications associated with AEVs.
    4. implement optimum solutions for control problems associated with AEV systems.
    5. function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and interface effectively with engineers for developing the AEV.

    And depending on the choice of electives, graduates will have the ability to:

      6. design and develop optimum power storage solutions by designing and developing battery systems. This includes all aspects of power storage such as battery chemistry, packaging and layout design, thermal management, manufacturing and charging process and life-cycle management.

      7. implement proper electronic solutions for power conversion and management problems associated with AEVs. 

      8. use techniques of innovation in AEV system design. 

      9. analyze as well as design an optimum architecture for AEV systems, and engineer AEV systems.

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    Certificate Requirements (15 credits)

    This is a 15 credit (five course) certificate program. Nine credits (three courses) are required core courses, and six credits (two courses) are electives which may be chosen from the list below. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Grades below "C" will not advance a student towards graduation.

    Required Courses (nine credit hours)

    • AEV 5010 Intro to Advanced Electric Vehicles (3 credits)
    • AEV 5020 Controls Modeling & Design for AEV (3 credits)
    • AEV 5050 Electric Drives/Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)

    Elective courses (choose two courses - six credit hours)

    • AEV 5030 Energy Storage Systems (3 credits)
    • AEV 5040 Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles (3 credits)
    • AEV 5060 Innovation and System Architecture for Advanced Electric Vehicles (3 credits)
    • AEV 5070 Systems Engineering for Advanced Electric Vehicles (3 credits)

    Students wishing to specialize in a particular focal area should choose their elective courses to reflect the desired focus.

    Systems Specialization

    • AEV 5060 Innovation and System Architecture for Advanced Electric Vehicles (3 credits)
    • AEV 5070 Systems Engineering for Advanced Electric Vehicles (3 credits)

    Energy Storage and Electronics Specialization

    • AEV 5030 Energy Storage Systems (3 credits)
    • AEV 5040 Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles (3 credits)

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website: Click here!

Program Contact Information

Dr. David Pistrui
Director of Graduate Recruiting
Engineering Graduate Professional Programs
Email: pistruda@udmercy.edu 
Telephone: 313-993-3378

Dr. Darrell Kleinke
Director, Engineering Graduate Programs
Telephone: 313-993-1140
Email: kleinked@udmercy.edu

Valarie Steppes-Glisson, Administrator
Engineering Graduate Professional Programs Office - Engineering 270
Telephone: 313-993-1128
Fax: 313-993-1955
Email: glissovs@udmercy.edu

For more information:  AEV Program website

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