Automotive courses move to Southfield

By Website Administrator | May 4, 2001

Building on the institution's acclaimed reputation, Kettering will begin offering automotive systems courses in southeast Michigan starting in July.

Building on the institution's acclaimed reputation, Kettering will begin offering automotive systems courses in southeast Michigan starting in July. Kettering will partner with ESD The Engineering Society, located at 26100 American Drive, Suite 500, in Southfield, Mich.

"We're taking automotive systems offerings to Southfield because that's where our customers are," said Ahmad Pourmovahed, director of Graduate Programs for the Mechanical Engineering Department. "We're building on our reputation as an automotive university to offer evening graduate programs to individuals who work and live in the Metro Detroit area."

Located near the intersection of I-696 and Northwestern Highway, Pourmovahed said the ESD offices are centrally located at the heart of the automobile industry. "It's easy access for potential students," he added.

The automotive systems option enables students to analyze and design vehicle powertrains and structures. Topics include engine and automotive powertrains, chassis systems, combustion and emissions, advanced engine design, noise, vibration, and harshness, automotive climate control and engine cooling, vehicle ride and handling, drivetrain and brake design, and design of suspension systems.

Pourmovahed said class size is usually around 15 students and most classes are open to Kettering undergraduates working in the area during their co-op term.

"We are very excited about this opportunity," he continued. "What's unique about our program is that no one has the courses we do or can match our automotive expertise." For more information, contact Dr. Ahmad Pourmovahed at 1-800-955-4464, ext. 9758, or e-mail apourmov@kettering.edu.

ESD has evolved into the nation's largest multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific society of its kind. With more than 6,000 members throughout the Great Lakes Region, the society's programs and services are dedicated to the enhancement of professional development, the advancement of technology and the promotion of the engineering and scientific professions.

ESD The Engineering Society is available at www.esd.org

For more information about the automotive courses go to
http://www.kettering.edu/Acadpgm/grad/curricula/msas.htm.

Written by Patricia Mroczek
(810) 762-9533, pmroczek@kettering.edu
Monday, May 7, 2001