Next Generation of Automotive Engineers Gets a Head Start at Wayne State University

May 25, 2010

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As reported by the Detroit News, Wayne State University will be the site of nation's first graduate program to train electric car engineers.  Launching in fall 2010, the program will offer a master's degree in electric vehicle drive engineering, which will support automakers as they transition from traditional combustion engines to electric and electric hybrid engines. Students will learn how to power, put together, design, develop and promote electric and electric hybrid engines, school officials said. The program was developed in partnership with Macomb Community College and NextEnergy, a Detroit nonprofit agency that promotes energy technologies, and was awarded $5 million in federal money from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the stimulus package.

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