Top 10 college for automotive

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July 16, 2014CarFox says -- Spartan Engineering is a Top 10 college to prepare students for a career in the automotive industry.

According to CARFAX, the Michigan State University College of Engineering is a Top 10 Automotive College in the USA.

The 2014 list by CARFAX Reports says Spartan engineers who major in mechanical engineering benefit from the college’s strong focus on “design, build and test.”

Ron Averill, associate chair for undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering, said the college’s “design, build and test” framework makes a significant educational difference by offering students extensive open-ended design and teamwork opportunities.

“Our curriculum has been designed to provide our students significant hands-on experiences to complement their classroom work in the areas critical to industry, including the automotive industry,” he explained. “Our alumni find strong success in the marketplace, and we have many successful alumni in the broad range of automotive fields," Averill added.

“A distinguished ranking for the college is just another reason that makes my Spartan engineering experience stand out,” said Thomas Dionne, a mechanical engineering senior from Traverse City. “The best part for me is being able to bridge classroom learning to real world automotive experience by taking part in the MSU Baja Racing team. These experiences allow me to gain great problem solving skills, network with industry, and successfully transition into my career.”

CARFAX cited that MSU Engineering’s experience includes:

  • Four intensive design courses,
  • Industry sponsored capstone course,
  • Optional humanitarian projects, and
  • Team projects including regional and national competitions in Baja, Formula SAE and Solar Car.

CARFAX also noted that the country’s best degree programs teach technical skills and provide opportunities to build business knowledge, engage in extra-curricular competitions and receive relevant work experience.