Mobility Systems

Take Your Career to the Cutting Edge of the Automotive Industry

Whether autonomous, connected or electric, today’s vehicles are becoming smarter and more capable than ever. These capabilities have led to the automotive industry’s transformation into a “true mobility ecosystem,” according to a recent McKinsey report, in which big tech is forming new partnerships with automobile manufacturers.

For you, this new paradigm means opportunity — for product development, research and the chance to be at the forefront of automotive innovation.

Kettering’s M.S. in Engineering Mobility Systems positions you to realize those opportunities and others. If you have a desire to learn about new capabilities in specialty vehicle engineering and the latest technologies in the automotive industry, Kettering’s mobility master’s program is for you.

M.S. Mobility Systems Features and Objectives

In this 40-credit-hour mobility master’s program, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and mastery of the mechanical, electrical, computer and industrial systems used to build and operate automotive vehicles. You’ll study the latest innovations in vehicle engineering, including virtual reality systems, autonomous driving technologies and artificial intelligence. You’ll also have many opportunities to apply specialty vehicle engineering skills in the industry.

Thesis and non-thesis options

Choose the path that fits your professional goals: coursework only or a traditional coursework, research and thesis format. Whether you want to learn concepts for your current role, go on to earn a Ph.D. or conduct academic research, Kettering has an option to fit your plans.

Partnership with SAE International

If you have Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from approved SAE seminars, you may be eligible to transfer up to 8 CEUs into the Mobility Systems Master’s program. Contact us to learn more.

Career skills for the future of industry

Learn how to apply principles of mobility systems to new vehicles, create multimodal virtual environments, use computer vision systems to automate human tasks and other in-demand skills for automotive engineering.

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Why Earn Your Graduate Degree in Mobility Systems at Kettering?

Beyond earning a mobility master’s degree that gives you a leading edge on the job market, you’ll also experience the following benefits:

  • Access to state-of-the-art research labs. Apply what you’ve learned or test out your ideas in one of our advanced research laboratories. Kettering research facilities include the Artificial Intelligence Lab, the Crash Safety Center, the Mobility Research Center and more.
  • Active, respected faculty. Take courses in smart mobility, automotive technology, AI, specialty vehicle engineering and more from distinguished and widely published researchers . Our faculty are actively researching autonomous driving, driver awareness systems, wireless sensor networks, automobile body structure design and crash analysis, tire mechanics, noise and vibration.
  • Research projects and experiential learning. Put theory and research into practice with projects in most courses for the mobility systems master’s program.
  • A leading school for vehicle engineering. Learn at an institution with strong ties to the automotive industry. Kettering was founded in 1919 to support innovation in automobile engineering and has since grown to meet the demands of this ever-changing industry.


Mobility Master's Program Curriculum and Course Highlights

In the mobility master’s program, you’ll cover the latest concepts and learn new skills in automotive technology, vehicle engineering and smart mobility. You’ll learn about subjects such as conventional and electric propulsion systems, vehicle safety systems (including connected and autonomous vehicle systems) and modern automotive manufacturing systems.

Courses you’ll take to earn your graduate degree in automotive technology include:

  • Principles for Mobility Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Virtual Reality Systems
  • Computer Vision for Autonomous Driving

View the full curriculum for the M.S. in Engineering Mobility Systems.

What Can You Do With a Master's Degree in Mobility Systems?

A smart mobility or automotive technology degree opens the door to numerous career opportunities. Students who complete the mobility master’s program at Kettering can go on to earn a Ph.D. in Engineering or hold positions such as:

  • Advanced Vehicle Technology Research Engineer
  • Autonomous Vehicles Safety Consultant
  • Driver Assist and Autonomy Systems Engineer
  • Electric Vehicle Engineer
  • Senior Control System Engineer for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Sensor Research Engineer

Financial Aid for Your Master's in Automotive Technology Degrees

In addition to prioritizing return on investment for our students, Kettering offers graduate assistantships for mobility master’s students. Visit the graduate catalog or contact graduate admissions to learn more.

Programs Related to the Mobility Master's Degree Program

If you’re interested in automotive technology degrees and want to be at the forefront of the automotive industry, you might also be interested in the following programs:

Master New Automotive Technologies. Mobilize Your Career. 

Join Kettering in helping engineer the future of automotive technology and smart mobility. Apply for your master’s in automotive technology degree today.