Clemson University launches Bachelor of Science in automotive engineering

Shirley Beal

GREENVILLE — In the coming decades, Clemson University’s International Heart for Automotive Investigation in Greenville will welcome its first undergraduate pupils.

When the 250-acre study campus opened in 2007, only graduate levels were being supplied. On Feb. 16 at the 12th yearly South Carolina Automotive Summit held in Greenville, the university formally announced it would give a bachelor of science in automotive engineering starting tumble 2023, increasing the vary of pupils who will use its ICAR campus.

Clemson officers said they made the new degree to meet up with the shifting requires of the automotive sector, specifically as the heart of the marketplace moves in the direction of electrification. In South Carolina, the automotive sector is a $27 billion field and employs virtually 72,000 citizens.

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“This is a substantial stage in increasing the pipeline of talent that you need to have, that the automotive engineering industry demands,” college president Jim Clements reported.

This fall, about 30 pupils are expected to compose the inaugural cohort. By fall 2027, campus leaders count on that range to develop 7 moments to nearly 200 pupils.

1st-year students will get started the 124-credit history diploma on main campus, researching general engineering basis classes. In the 2nd yr, students will shift their focus toward automotive engineering particularly. In their junior and senior a long time, college students will spend time on each the primary campus and at CU-ICAR.

President Clements

Clemson University president Jim Clements announces at the 12th once-a-year South Carolina Automotive Summit held in Greenville the university’s new bachelor of science diploma in automotive engineering. Stephanie Mirah/Workers

A bus is already in position to transport college students 45 minutes from the major campus to CU-ICAR in close proximity to Interstate 85 and Laurens Road in Greenville.

College students will finish their undergraduate levels functioning along with Clemson master’s diploma candidates in the Deep Orange program. Deep Orange is an yearly venture in which pupils shell out 24 months building and setting up thought motor vehicles. For case in point, Deep Orange 12 was a self-driving, open up-wheel racecar that could access best speeds of 180 mph. The system is at present on its 15th iteration. 

The diploma announcement was coupled with the university’s recent generation of the College of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, very first permitted by the Board of Trustees in Oct 2021. The faculty has about 780 undergraduate and 400 graduate pupils. The intention is to help the two departments improved collaborate on study.

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