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Innovative Departments. Cutting-Edge Engineering Degrees.

Engineer Your Future at a Top School for Engineering

Welcome to Kettering’s College of Engineering, where you’ll find a unique blend of top-notch engineering degree programs, research facilities and faculty dedicated to your success. A leading school for engineering in Michigan and throughout the United States, the College of Engineering at Kettering has helped future-minded students and researchers reach the forefront of technology and innovation since 1919. 

From an unrivaled co-op model to state-of-the-art research labs, you’ll have access to opportunities that will help you secure a career right after graduation. Our engineering students have gone on to help define the future of companies such as General Motors, hold their own patents and even command the attention of Tesla.  

Join Kettering in reinventing what’s possible. Explore our departments and engineering degrees today. 

Powering the Minds of Tomorrow: Our Departments

Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are helping to create processes and products that affect all areas of our lives — such as developing new therapies to treat disease, creating biodegradable materials, cleaning water, designing battery systems and generating energy. The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, which can prepare you for careers in sustainable energy, materials engineering, biotechnology, product development, and more. Simulate and design chemical processes, learn more about sustainability and alternative energy, study materials engineering, and create prototypes in the lab.

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Offering bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering, as well as BSE with concentrations in advanced manufacturing, engineering management, mechatronics and robotics, the IME Department helps prepare you to design, analyze and improve the systems that drive manufacturing, healthcare and other applications. Learn in top-notch labs, such as the work design lab, human interfaces lab, integrated manufacturing lab and productivity study, and work directly with leading companies as part of your co-op experience.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This department offers several types of engineering degrees: bachelor’s degrees in computer or electrical engineering and engineering master’s degrees in computer or electrical engineering. Whether you’re looking for a combined bachelor’s and master’s in engineering degree pathway or an online program in electrical and computer engineering, the College of Engineering offers an option for you. Programs in this department prepare you for careers in electric vehicle propulsion and charging systems, control system design, embedded microcontroller systems, the internet of things, robotic systems, autonomous cars and more.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The department of mechanical engineering offers engineering majors, concentrations and master’s degrees to help you launch your career in the automotive, energy or bioengineering industries. Learn in our one-of-a-kind Crash Safety Center, our Noise, Vibration, and Harshness and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory or our Mobile Systems and Vehicle Control Lab. They’re all part of what sets our department apart among schools for engineering. Explore mechanical engineering degrees at Kettering University.

Hands-On, Future-Forward Engineering Programs

Engineer the next electric vehicle. Devise a solution to the energy crisis. Learn how to power the technology we rely on today. Whatever your ambition, Kettering’s engineering programs will help you get there.

Degrees and Programs Degree type
Alternative Energy
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration
Artificial Intelligence
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Master
Automotive Engineering Design
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration
Autonomous Vehicle
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Master
Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Pathway
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Master Online Master
Bioengineering Applications
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Computer Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Minor Master
Electric Vehicles
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Master
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Online Master
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Minor Master
Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Master
Engineering Management
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Online Master
Industrial Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor
Machine Design & Advanced Materials
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration
Manufacturing Systems
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration Minor
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Bachelor Master
Mechatronic Systems
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration
Mobility Systems
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Master
Robotic Systems
Bachelor Concentration Minor Master Online Master Certificate Online Certificate
Concentration

Producing Some of the Nation’s Brightest Graduates

Kettering University produces more inventors per graduating class than all but three universities in the country, according to The Economist.

Why Earn Your Engineering Degree from Kettering?

When you choose Kettering for your engineering degree, not only will you be attending an institution with a history of producing brilliant inventors, but you’ll also enjoy numerous other benefits that will help you get ahead in your career.  

The co-op model

On-the-job experience is built into your education. You’ll rotate between taking courses and working with one of our corporate partners, including Dow, the Coca-Cola Company, General Motors, Kawasaki Motors and others. 

Student team competitions

During your bachelor’s in engineering program or graduate study, you’ll have the opportunity to compete with other colleges in nationwide challenges, such as the Shell Eco-marathon. You’ll race to develop efficient vehicles, reduce snowmobile emissions, build off-road vehicles and more. 

Hands-on experience

You’ll start testing your knowledge and skills in our research facilities early in your program, helping you get prepared for your career from the start.  

100 years of leadership in engineering programs

Kettering began as a small school for engineering in 1919 and was acquired by General Motors for its unique co-op education model. Since our founding, we’ve become a leader in STEM, engineering degrees and technology.

Ranked 6th in bachelor’s in engineering and master’s in engineering programs

Kettering was ranked 6th in the midwest in non-Ph.D. engineering programs in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition.

Ranked #1 College in Michigan for salary potential

According to a recent report by Payscale.com, Kettering is the leading school for engineering in Michigan when it comes to earning potential. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventive Faculty Across Engineering Majors and Degrees

Regardless of the engineering major or graduate degree you choose, you’ll learn from accomplished faculty with a wide range of expertise. Most of our faculty hold the highest degrees attainable in their field and have a broad array of specialties, ranging from fiber optics to automobile crash analysis. Learn more about the engineering experts at Kettering.

 

 

 

The Dean

Dr. Scott E. Grasman is Interim Dean of the College of Engineering as of July 2022.  Grasman has served as Professor and Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Kettering University since 2017.

As Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, he oversees Kettering University’s engineering programs that have an impressive legacy and national reputation for producing highly successful graduates. His focus is on developing new and exciting opportunities for Kettering in order to meet the rapidly changing needs of industry partners. 

Grasman's expertise in the areas of workforce planning, production/logistics systems, and alternative energy infrastructure modeling/simulation, as well as engineering education.

Scott Grasman

Engineer Your Career at Kettering