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Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing Minor

Students in any engineering major may choose to minor in automotive engineering and manufacturing. Three curriculum tracks are available: industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and car team tracks. The courses required for the minor may require prerequisites that will not count toward the student’s major or toward the minor.

The minor requires successful completion of 15-16 semester credit hours as shown below:

Industrial and Systems Engineering Track

MECH 4430Ground Vehicle Fundamentals3
INSY 5800Lean Production3
INSY 5840Control of the Manufacturing Floor and Processes3
INSY 5860Automotive Manufacturing Systems3
INSY 5330Data Based Decision Making Using Six Sigma3
or INSY 5830 Vehicle Technology and Trends
Total Hours15

Mechanical Engineering Track

MECH 4420Vehicle Dynamics3
MECH 4430Ground Vehicle Fundamentals3
MECH 5830Engines3
INSY 5800Lean Production3
INSY 5860Automotive Manufacturing Systems3
Total Hours15

SAE Team Track1

MECH 4430Ground Vehicle Fundamentals3
MECH 4440Automotive Design Experience I2
MECH 4450Automotive Design Experience II2
INSY 5800Lean Production3
INSY 5840Control of the Manufacturing Floor and Processes3
INSY 5860Automotive Manufacturing Systems3
Total Hours16

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Approval of department and car team advisor required.