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Master of Engineering in Automotive Engineering

Applicants for any of ISD’s Master of Engineering degrees should use the online application administered by the College of Engineering Graduate Professional Programs Office.

Important Dates

Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. A decision is generally released 6-8 weeks after an application is completed and all materials are received.

Applications must be submitted by the stated deadlines:


Winter 2021

  • Early Decision: August 15, 2020

  • Regular Admission: September 15, 2020

  • Extended Consideration: International on-campus October 15, 2020; all other applicants December 15, 2020


Spring/Summer 2021

  • Early Decision: February 15, 2021

  • Regular Admission: March 15, 2021

  • Extended Consideration: International on-campus March 15, 2021; all other applicants April 15, 2021


Fall 2021

  • Early Decision: December 15, 2020

  • Regular Admission: January 15, 2021

  • Extended Consideration: International on-campus April 15, 2021; all other applicants August 15, 2021


If enrollment space permits, applications from well-qualified candidates may be considered on a case-by-case basis after the stated deadlines.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science.

  • At least two years of college engineering mathematics and science.

  • Undergraduate coursework in at least three of the core areas of automotive engineering (power and propulsion, dynamics and controls, aerodynamics and structural mechanics, and electronics).

  • The equivalent of 18 months of full-time industrial engineering experience and understanding of how organizations work from a business perspective.

  • A one-page statement of purpose, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, one-page resume, and official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts.

  • GRE score submission. GRE scores must be five years old or less as of the application deadline.

  • Institution Code: 1839.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency and provide an official score report from the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, the International English Language Testing Systems, or the Examination for the Michigan.