Bachelor of Science in Electric Transportation Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Electric Transportation Technology (B.S. ETT) program in the Division of Engineering Technology at Wayne State University is designed as an upper-division program in which the expectation is that students enter with an associate degree or equivalent education. The program prepares students for application-oriented engineering technology careers in electric transportation industry, including electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicle. The B.S. ETT curriculum is a broad-based, technically-oriented education that emphasizes the application of advanced technology to solve problems, design and develop products, and improve processes, procedures, equipment and facilities. The B.S. ETT degree program offers a wide choice of courses in a variety of technical areas including:

  • Automotive electric and electronic systems
  • Electric machine design and application for automotive
  • Control systems for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Energy storage systems for hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Power electronics and charging infrastructure for EV/PHEV
  • In-vehicle networking and embedded systems
  • Mechatronics in vehicle control systems
  • Fuel cell power systems for transportation

The B.S. ETT curriculum includes 128 credits of required coursework that satisfy ABET and university requirements.

Graduation requirements for undergraduate degree

To earn a baccalaureate degree in electric transportation technology, a minimum of 128 semester credits are required. University policy requires that a maximum of 64 semester credits can be transferred from community colleges to WSU, and a minimum of 30 semester credits must be taken at WSU to earn a baccalaureate degree. Also, the Division of Engineering Technology policy mandates that at least 24 semester credits must be earned from Division of Engineering Technology courses. At graduation, the university requires a minimum 2.00 (C) HPA in the total residence credit. Additionally, the division requires a minimum 2.00 (C) HPA in the total coursework taken in the area of specialization, and satisfactory completion of WSU general education requirements.