Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

Admissions Vehicle Design Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

This certificate is designed for students with a prior engineering or related degree such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering who want additional design, engineering, and testing experience within the vehicle and alternative fuel domain.  Past students have obtained positions in formula one racing, aerospace manufacturing, automotive industry consulting, and the alternative fuels industry.


This program is offered through the Extended Education office.  For information about the admissions and application process please contact 360.650.7780.

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This program is designed to be completed in three quarters.  More information may be found in the University Catalog

Required courses (54 credits):

MFGE 231 - Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
MFGE 261 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
PCE 371 - Introduction to Plastics Materials and Processes
PCE 372 - Introduction to Composite Materials and Processes
VHCL 260 - Vehicle Systems I
VHCL 261 - Vehicle Systems II
VHCL 320 - Vehicle Electronics
VHCL 360 - Vehicle Design I
VHCL 361 - Vehicle Design II
VHCL 491 - Capstone I: Power train and Project  Definition
VHCL 492 - Capstone II: Emissions, Alternative Fuels and Project Fabrication
VHCL 493 - Capstone III: Project Implementation and Documentation

Contact Information

Industrial Technology - Vehicle Design Program Director
Eric Leonhardt  Email
Engineering Technology 146