Automotive engineering

College Gazette Names Kettering # 1 Automotive Engineering School in USA

Kettering University dominated the The 10 Best College Gazette Automotive Engineering Schools in the USA in 2021.

Ranked # 1, the report credits the Automotive Engineering Design and Mobility Services Concentrations with giving students an in-depth understanding of vehicle mechanical, electrical, and computer systems.

“Because of the high-level program, graduates are prepared to be leaders and entrepreneurs,” the article said. “The alumni went on to become the founders and CEOs of well-known companies such as General Motors and Indy Motor Speedway.”

The article also refers to the variety of laboratories at the University and the ability of students to select laboratories and courses based on their career goals.

“Kettering University (formerly GMI) has been teaching automotive engineering for over 100 years, so it’s no surprise that we are good at it,” said Dr. Craig Hoff, Dean of the College of Engineering. from Kettering. “However, it’s always nice to be recognized for our expertise and the profound success of our graduates.”

Founded in 2019, The College Gazette conducts college research and keeps abreast of admissions best practices to be a leading resource for higher education information in the United States.

“Automotive engineering is a specialty of mechanical engineering, with some universities offering automotive-specific degrees,” the article says.

Kettering is regularly recognized nationally and internationally for its return on investment for graduates, STEM programs and more. The value of a Kettering training is also determined by the practical experience that students receive on the job through the University’s cooperative learning model, which also allows them to allocate the earned salary to their studies and enter the labor market with these skills.

Earlier this year, Smart Asset, a New York-based financial technology company, noted that Kettering University students enter the workforce with the highest starting salaries of any Michigan graduate, and As part of its annual Best Value College Index, Kettering was named # 3 overall based on five factors: tuition fees, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate of students and starting salaries for new graduates.

Additionally, Kettering was in the top 10 among more than 150 higher education institutions in the Midwest region in US News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 rankings. Nationally, Kettering ranked 17th for best undergraduate engineering programs in schools without a doctoral program and 12th for mechanical engineering programs. The electrical / electronic communications program and the computer science program were also recognized in this year’s ranking.

Kettering has also entered the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) International and General Motors AutoDrive competition, which asks teams to develop and demonstrate a fully self-driving passenger vehicle. Teams are recognized in various categories, as well as overall.

Recently, the Kettering team, Bulldog Bolt, won multiple awards in the final year of the challenge, tied for first place in the Level 4 challenge, taking third place in both the MathWorks Simulation Challenge and Technical Reports, and fifth overall. The team has also been selected to participate in the AutoDrive II Challenge, which will begin in the fall.

For more information on Kettering’s Mechanical Engineering program, click here.