To reduce the nation's dependence on imported fossil energy as well as the environmental impact of petroleum-based fuel systems, there is an urgent need to electrify a significant proportion of our vehicles. In 2010, Wayne State became the first university to launch a comprehensive electric-drive vehicle engineering curriculum. Thanks in part to a $5 million investment by the U.S. Department of Energy, and surrounded by automotive manufacturers and suppliers, Wayne State students gain the tools and knowledge to become the next generation of automotive masterminds.

At Wayne State's College of Engineering, you'll learn from nationally renowned faculty experts and benefit from our High Impact Practices of Student Success: team-based learning, global perspective, undergraduate research, internships and co-ops, and community service.



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Ece Yaprak

Fulbright-Nokia Fellowship Award (Finland). Program director, National Science Foundation. Nationally renowned and federally funded for her research in wireless communications and computer networking. NASA and Navy fellowships at Ames, Cal Tech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Glenn Research Center, and U.S. Navy Space and Warfare Systems. 

Ece Yaprak