Automotive Systems Engineering Program Description and Requirements by ByronHout


									                 A Graduate Specialization in
   Automotive Systems Engineering
      Department of Mechanical Engineering
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

          Center for Automotive Research
            The Ohio State University

               Program Description
                and Requirements

Note: This program is a “Graduate Specialization,” meaning that
students completing the requirements receive an annotation to this effect
on their official transcript.

                                              PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
The Automotive Systems Engineering Specialization (ASES) program at The Ohio State University
has been formulated to provide an interdisciplinary graduate level education in the engineering
discipline of primary interest to the student, while focusing on the application area of automotive
systems. Specializations are a mechanism by which degree-granting programs can have
“concentration areas” denoted on a student's transcript. A specialization does not in any way alter
or supercede normal degree program graduation requirements, but instead offers an opportunity to
the interested student in the form of an additional set of requirements to fulfill if he/she wishes to
obtain the specialization. Students who complete the program requirements may elect to have the
graduate specialization in the area of automotive systems appear on their transcript along with the
formal name of the graduate degree program. The ASES is administered by the Center for
Automotive Research under the guidance of, and in cooperation with the Graduate Studies
Committee of the student’s home department.

                                               PROGRAM FEATURES
   Currently, the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
are participants in the interdisciplinary ASES. Since the ASES is not a degree program, students
wishing to participate, under the definition of approved Graduate Specializations within the
Graduate School at Ohio State, are required to gain admission to the graduate program of one of the
participating (“home”) departments. Although the stipulation of the Graduate School for definition
of a Graduate Specialization is not limited to the MS degree, the ASES program has been
formulated based on the typical MS program, under the assumption that departmental doctoral
degree programs encompass requirements of the MS degree. In the following, therefore, the ASES
program is described in that context, but is also available to doctoral students.
   In order to merit the stipulation of Graduate Specialization in Automotive Systems,
therefore, the program of study leading to the degree should be formulated such as to satisfy
the requirements of the home department and the ASES program.
   Because the departmental requirements for the MS degree (such as for thesis and non-thesis
options) vary from one department to another, the student, with assistance of his/her advisor, is
expected to prepare a study plan that satisfies the requirements of the home department as well as
the ASES program. This plan is then submitted to the ASES Program Committee for approval,
whereby ultimate endorsement will then be sought with the home department’s Graduate Studies
   Depending on whether the thesis or non-thesis option is chosen1, students complete one or two
sequences of “core” courses chosen from the core focus areas. A core sequence is defined as any
three courses chosen from those indicated in the core focus areas (see next section). The student
then completes a variety of interdisciplinary expertise area courses related to the chosen focus area.
Generally speaking, relevant courses on mathematics, statistics and computational methods qualify
as expertise area courses.
   Briefly, the ASES requirements (detailed in the next section) are:
   • Thesis option students are required to take one core sequence. It is expected that the thesis be
      on a topic related to automotive systems.
   • Non-thesis option students (MS only) are required to take two core sequences.
   • In addition to the core sequence(s), students fill out the coursework portion of their degree
      requirements with expertise area courses, some of which should be drawn from the core focus

    Doctoral students writing dissertations would satisfy the “thesis option” criteria stated for MS-only students.
     area courses. A partial list of suggested expertise area courses is attached to this document
     (due to the extensive array of math courses possible, these are not listed).
   • All students are required to regularly attend seminars on topics in automotive systems.

   The requirements on the number of core course/sequences and expertise areas serve to increase
the breadth of skills that the graduate engineers can apply to complex automotive problems. At the
same time, the student will better understand the perspectives, capabilities, and approaches of other
engineering disciplines as well as their relevance to automotive systems.
   The ASES requirements are flexible enough to provide adequate depth within engineering
disciplines of primary interest to the student. It is expected that participating students will choose
elective courses so that the programs of study have an appropriate focus on an automotive-related
discipline in addition to the breadth of scope resulting from the core area courses and expertise area

   Table 1 summarizes the requirements of the ASES Program.

                        TABLE 1. ASES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

                     Program                    Courses                 Credit
                      Option                                            Hours

                       Thesis       One Core Course Sequence               9

                                    Expertise area courses*            21-27**

                                    MS Thesis                           9-15**

                                    Seminar on automotive topics          n/a

                    Non-Thesis      Two Core Course Sequences             18

                                    Expertise area courses*               27

                                    Seminar on automotive topics          n/a

               * This must include at least one more core course (from the list of core focus area
                 courses), outside the core focus area from which a sequence is chosen (applies to
                 MS and Ph.D. programs alike).
               ** Depending on individual departmental requirements. In the case of the doctoral
                  program, total hours are variable depending on the departmental requirements for
                  the Ph.D. degree coursework.

Core Course Sequence Requirement
    A student completes a core sequence by selecting three courses from one of the core focus areas
listed below. Under special circumstances, and providing that the intent of the core sequence is
preserved, students may be allowed to substitute for one of the core courses in a sequence. Course
prerequisites for core courses may be waived by the course instructor for participants in the ASES
program. In cases where this is not so, students should take the prerequisite course for credit and
use these courses to satisfy other requirements of their department.
    Core sequences consist of basic courses of critical importance to automotive systems in areas
matching the research focus areas of the OSU Center for Automotive Research (CAR):

       Established Areas with Existing Sequences:
              Core Focus Area 1: Hybrid Electric Vehicles
                    ME 784        Energy Analysis of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
                    ME 785        Modeling, Simulation and Control of Hybrid Vehicles
                    ME 788        Fuel Cell Systems for Automotive Applications
              Core Focus Area 2: Powertrain Dynamics and Control
                    ME 781        Powertrain Dynamics
                    ECE 753.01 Powertrain Control
                    ME 874        Fault Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems
              Core Focus Area 3: Noise, Vibration and Harshness
                    ME 777        Automotive NVH I
                    ME 778        Automotive NVH II
                    ME 779        Automotive NVH III

       Established Areas with Planned Sequences:
              Core Focus Area 4: Internal Combustion Engines
                    ME 630        Energy Conversion in IC Engines
                    ME 726        Introduction to Combustion
                    ME 730        IC Engine Modeling
                    ME 631        Automotive Powertrain Laboratory
              Core Focus Area 5: Electromechanical Subsystems
                    ME 674        Introduction to Mechatronics
                    EE 743        Electro-Mechanical Motion Devices
                    EE 744        Modern Control of Industrial Electric Machinery
                    EE 859        Sliding Mode Control of Electromechanical Systems

       Areas Planned for Future Offering:
              Core Focus Area 6: Automotive Electronic Subsystems
              Core Focus Area 7: Intelligent Transportation Systems
              Core Focus Area 8: Reliability Engineering

Expertise Area Requirements
   In addition to the core sequence(s) noted in Table 1, each student is required to take at least 21
credit hours (depending on departmental requirements) of interdisciplinary expertise area course
work, at least three hours of which must be drawn from the list of core focus areas. A partial list of
expertise area courses is given in the attachment; because courses not listed herein may qualify as
expertise area courses (such as most mathematics courses available for graduate credit), the student
must work out a plan with the ASES Program Committee, and recommendation will then be
forwarded to the home department’s Graduate Studies Committee for approval (see below).

Seminar on Automotive Topics
   All graduate students who plan to participate in the ASES program are expected to regularly
attend seminars focusing on topics directly related to automotive systems. Planned ASES/CAR
seminars, as well as seminars within the home departments, will feature a variety of speakers and
topics, including invited speakers from industry. In general they will cover selected areas of
automotive systems, focusing on current work in automotive-related research, and/or discussed
from the point of view of practicing automotive engineers and managers.
   It is expected that the student enroll for seminar credit within the home department seminar
course structure (such as EE/ME 888). Although seminar credit is not counted as normal course
credit toward the 45 hours required for the MS degree (as noted in Table 1), students are required to
attend two seminars on automotive-related topics, per quarter, under the guidelines defined for
seminars in their home department. Student presentations (such as MS Thesis and Ph.D.
Dissertation presentations) also potentially qualify as seminars for this purpose. Compliance with
this requirement is monitored by the student’s supervisor, overseen by the ASES Program

Other Requirements
   It is expected that the final research product (Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation), if part of the
program of study, must be relevant to automotive systems.

                              APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT

   The specialization program is open to all graduate students in the participating departments. To
participate, students should contact their Graduate Studies Committee chairperson, and the CAR
Education Director. A “program of study” plan must be formulated, normally during the first
quarter of study at the MS level, and should be submitted, with a letter of support from the
academic advisor (faculty member), to the home department’s Graduate Studies Committee
chairperson and the CAR Education Director, at the time of application. Upon approval by the
ASES Program Committee, endorsement will be sought from the home department’s Graduate
Studies Committee.
   It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all of the requirements of the ASES, as well
as those of the home department, are satisfied. Students who file and execute programs of study
which do not satisfy ASES requirements will not receive the ASES specification on the transcript
unless they have obtained a special waiver from the ASES Program Committee, and, subsequently,
the home department’s Graduate Studies Committee.

                               PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

   Implementation and progress of the Automotive Systems Engineering Specialization is
monitored by the ASES Program Committee. The committee consists of faculty members active at
CAR, including representatives from participating departments with special interests and expertise
in automotive systems. The committee evaluates program operation and introduces changes in the
curriculum and program requirements as necessary, and will have the authority to waive ASES
requirements in special cases as appropriate. Ultimate approval for the Graduate Specialization
(notation on student’s transcript) is made by the home department (Graduate Studies Committee),
based on the recommendation of the ASES Program Committee.

Faculty Oversight for CAR Education Programs
       Prof. Stephen Yurkovich
       Center for Automotive Research
       The Ohio State University
       930 Kinnear Rd.
       Columbus, OH 43212

ASES Program Committee
       Prof. Steve Yurkovich
       Prof. Giorgio Rizzoni
       Prof. Raj Singh
       Prof. Yann Guezennec

                          SUGGESTED EXPERTISE AREA COURSES

Power Electronics and Electric Machines
EE 624         Power Electronic Devices and Systems I
EE 724         Power Electronic Devices and Systems II
EE 628         Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory II
EE 640         Industrial/Commercial Power Systems
EE 643         Electric Machines
EE 647         Electrical Energy Conversion Laboratory II

Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
EE/ME 694A Reliability Engineering I
EE/ME 694B Reliability Engineering II
EE/ME 694C Reliability Engineering Applications
ME 770        Measurement System Application and Design
ME 672        Control System Design
ME 773        Applied Digital Control
ME 780        Lumped Parameter System Analysis
ME 873        State Space Methods for Dynamic Systems Analysis and Control
ME 882        Modeling of Dynamic Systems
EE 650        Introduction to Estimation
EE 750        Linear System Theory
EE 752        Feedback Control Systems
EE 753.02     Autonomy Issues in Vehicles
EE 754        Nonlinear Systems
EE 755        Digital Control Systems
EE 757        Digital Control Laboratory
EE 758        Intelligent Control Laboratory
EE 850        Theory and Design of Feedback Control Systems
EE 851        Stochastic Control
EE 852        Adaptive Control
EE 854        Optimal Control
EE 855        Large Scale Systems
EE 856        Advanced Feedback Control
EE 858        Intelligent Control
EE 765        Microcomputer Structures

Signal Processing
EE 600          Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
EE 700          Digital Signal Processing
EE 800          Stochastic Digital Signal Processing
ME 870          Digital Signal Analysis of Mechanical Systems
ISE 653         Engineering Data Analysis

ME 752         Mechanical Design of Manipulators and Robots
EE 763         Introduction to Real-Time Robotics Systems
EE 862         Computational Aspects of Robotics
ME 874         Fault Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems
EE 894K        Electromechanical System Identification

Noise, Vibration and Dynamics
ME 650          Machinery Dynamics and Vibrations
ME 666          Acoustic Problems in Engineering
ME 850          Dynamics of High Speed Machinery
EM 731          Vibration of Discrete Systems
EM 732          Nonlinear Vibrations
EM 734          Vibration of Continuous Systems
EM 763          Introduction to Finite Element Method
ME 766          Engineering Acoustics
EM 835          Nonlinear Vibrations

Computer Aided Design, Engineering & Manufacturing (CAD/CAE/CAM)
ME/ISE 621    Introduction to Parametric Design
ME 761        Optimization in Mechanical Design
ME 664        Mechanical Engineering Computer-Aided Design I
ME 682        Design for Manufacturing
ME 683        CAD/CAM Laboratory for Rapid Design Prototyping
ME 751        Application of Computer Graphics to Kinematic Synthesis and Analysis

Thermodynamics, Combustion Processes, and Emissions
ME 702       Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics
ME 803       Fundamentals of Thermodynamics II
ME 814       Optical Techniques in Reacting and Non-Reacting Flows
ME 826       Combustion

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
ME 627         Introduction to Turbomachinery
ME 700         Transport Processes
ME 701         Gas Dynamics
ME 705         Fundamental Concepts in Fluid Mechanics
ME 707         Numerical Methods in Particle Diffusion, Heat Transfer, and Radiation Transport
ME 710         Fundamental Concepts in Heat and Mass Transfer
ME 806         Viscous Flow of Fluids
ME 810         Inviscid Flows
ME 811         Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME 813         Turbulent Flow and Heat Transfer
ME 820         Wave Dynamics in Fluids

Structural & Mechanical Design
EM 622         Advanced Strength of Materials
EM 627         Experimental Methods in Mechanics
EM 644         Engineering Fracture Mechanics
EM 740         Elasticity
ME 639         Applied Finite Element Methods
ME 662         Introduction to Mechanics of Composite Structures
ME 760         Form Synthesis and Applied Stress Analysis of Machinery
ME 762         Structural Composites
ME 763         Advanced Design of Machine Elements
ME 767         Fluid Film Lubrication
ME 860         Advanced Mechanical Design

CE 776         Network Algorithms in Transportation Systems


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