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Leading Engineering and Automotive Design Schools in the United States

Higher Education Articles January 4, 2013

Mechanical engineering is commonly associated with engineering and automotive design. Several schools in the United States offer mechanical engineering degree programs that focus on automotive design and engineering. In this article, we will look at some of the leading university programs in automotive design and engineering.

Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson University began operations in 1893, and until 1955 was a military college. In 2011, the U.S. News & World Report gave this school top ranking in the national universities category. There are eight schools and colleges comprising this university that accepts applications from students who want to pursue a bachelor, master, and doctoral degree. A Master of Science program and a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering are offered by the university’s Department of Automotive Engineering; the college has a student chapter that is known as the Society of Automotive Engineers. The engineering and design of automobiles are taught in courses offered at the school. Students are required to participate in a six-month internship program. In case students want to contact the university, they can visit it at 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634. Alternatively, they can call the school authorities at (864) 656-4636.

Kettering University – Flint, Michigan

Kettering University began operations in 1919. The university started due to the booming auto industry. The industry’s growth was driven by General Motors Corporation that owned Kettering Institute until thirty years ago. For the last eleven years, the university has never failed to appear at the top of the list of universities ranked by the News & World Report, and it was featured in the 2011 list of Best Colleges. Students can enroll for a bachelor and master degree program in engineering, science and business at Kettering University. The school’s Mechanical Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering Design program as well as a Master of Science in Engineering-Automotive Systems. The automotive program at the school runs in close collaboration with the Society of Automotive Engineers. In case students want to contact the university, they can visit the school at 1700 University Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48504. Alternatively, students can call the school authorities at (800) 955-4464.

Schools for Engineering and Automotive Design

College/University Total Student Population Address Phone Number
Clemson University 19,111 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 (864) 656-4636
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 30,383 425 University Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (317) 274-5555
Kettering University 2,410 1700 University Avenue, Flint, Michigan 48504 (800) 955-4464
Michigan Technical University 7,136 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (906) 487-1885
Texas A&M University 48,702 College Station, Texas 77843 (979) 845-3211
University of California, Davis 31,247 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616 (530) 752-1011
University of Michigan 41,674 503 S State St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (734) 764-1817

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