Students work under the guidance of a professor in the Electrical Engineering Machines lab.

College of Engineering

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

Offering both bachelor’s in engineering and master’s in engineering programs, the Department of Engineering prepares you for careers in sustainable energy, biotechnology, aerospace and more. Simulate powerful chemical processes, see how heat exchangers work and create prototypes in the lab.

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Offering engineering majors and graduate degrees in industrial and manufacturing engineering, this department helps prepare you for careers in robotics, mobility systems and regulatory industries. Learn in top-notch labs and work directly with companies such as UPS, Ford, Walmart, Disney Parks and Resorts and others as part of your co-op experience.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This department offers several types of engineering degrees. 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 the internet of things, video game programming, GPS navigation 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.

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
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
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

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.  

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

Student Teams

The College of Engineering has students actively involved in a variety of competitive teams.

Autodrive

Kettering University is one of eight schools nationwide participating in the AutoDrive Challenge. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition tasks students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. 

Formula SAE

Formula SAE at Kettering is a year-long commitment that challenges students to apply their classroom education to research, design, develop and market a formula car in international competitions. 

Shell Eco Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a competition in the Americas, Europe, and Asia for high school and college students to develop efficient vehicles. 

Clean Snowmobile

The Clean Snowmobile competition focuses on conducting high-quality research on methods to reduce snowmobile emissions and sound levels without sacrificing performance.

Baja 

Kettering’s Baja team designs and builds an offroad vehicle from scratch in the SAE Garage on campus. The students design all the parts and make them by hand to get their vehicle ready for the main event — a four-hour endurance race going head-to-head on the track with all the other teams. 

Kettering rankings

1st in career preparation

Kettering was ranked first in the country in career preparation in a 2017 survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

19th Nationally in ROI

Kettering University was first in the Midwest and 19th nationally in PayScale.com’s 2017 Return on Investment rankings.

Ranked 13th nationally

Kettering University was ranked 13th nationally in non-Ph.D. engineering programs in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition.

Alumni Ranked 4th
In a study profiled in The Economist, Kettering University ranked fourth in the country in producing alumni who hold patents.
Kettering University ranks Best in Engineering Programs according to U.S. News & World Report.