Students work under the guidance of a professor in the Electrical Engineering Machines lab.

College of Engineering

Engineering Minds

The College of Engineering is home to the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Programs offered through the college focus on a variety of subject areas including embedded computer systems, signal process, control systems, robotics, manufacturing and human processes, safety, bioengineering, automotive design, alternative energy and much more.

Explore Engineering Degrees

Degrees and Programs Degree type
Chemical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors
Computer Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Minor Masters
Computer Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Minor Masters
Computer Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Masters
Electrical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Minor Masters
Electrical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Minor Masters
Electrical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Masters
Engineering Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors
Industrial Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors
Manufacturing Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Concentration
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Bachelors Masters
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Masters
Mechatronic Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Concentration
Mobility Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Masters Online
Mobility Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Masters Online
Robotic Systems
Bachelors Concentration Minor Masters Online Certificate
Concentration

Robotics / Go Pro

Approximately a third of Kettering students participated in robotics programs in high school. Kettering University’s Robotics Pathway allows Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science students to build on the skills introduced in those programs through hands-on experiences in our classrooms, labs, extracurricular, and co-op opportunities and “Go Pro” by building a skillset that is truly in-demand across a wide range of exciting industries.

The Dean

Dr. Craig Hoff is the founding Dean of the College of Engineering. He has been a Kettering University faculty member since 1999.

As Dean of the College of Engineering, he oversees Kettering University’s engineering programs that have an impressive legacy and national reputation for producing highly successful graduates. His focus is on developing new and exciting opportunities for Kettering in order to meet the rapidly changing needs of industry partners. 

Hoff’s expertise is in energy systems, automotive powertrains, in-vehicle data acquisition, and design for the environment. In addition to serving in faculty and administrative roles at Kettering, Hoff has been a longtime advisor to the University’s Formula SAE team.

Craig Hoff, Dean of College of Engineering

Dr. Craig Hoff

Dean of College of Engineering

choff@kettering.edu

Student Teams

The College of Engineering has students actively involved in a variety of competitive teams.

Autodrive

Kettering University is one of eight schools nationwide participating in the AutoDrive Challenge. This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition tasks students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. 

Formula SAE

Formula SAE at Kettering is a year-long commitment that challenges students to apply their classroom education to research, design, develop and market a formula car in international competitions. 

Shell Eco Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a competition in the Americas, Europe, and Asia for high school and college students to develop efficient vehicles. 

Clean Snowmobile

The Clean Snowmobile competition focuses on conducting high-quality research on methods to reduce snowmobile emissions and sound levels without sacrificing performance.

Baja 

Kettering’s Baja team designs and builds an offroad vehicle from scratch in the SAE Garage on campus. The students design all the parts and make them by hand to get their vehicle ready for the main event — a four-hour endurance race going head-to-head on the track with all the other teams. 

Kettering rankings

1st in career preparation

Kettering was ranked first in the country in career preparation in a 2017 survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.

19th Nationally in ROI

Kettering University was first in the Midwest and 19th nationally in PayScale.com’s 2017 Return on Investment rankings.

Ranked 13th nationally
Kettering University was ranked 13th nationally in non-Ph.D. engineering programs in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Colleges’ edition.
Alumni Ranked 4th
In a study profiled in The Economist, Kettering University ranked fourth in the country in producing alumni who hold patents.
US News & World Report Best Engineering Programs