Register Soon for New Summer Graduate Courses in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)

Dr. Jeff Naber is the Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor at Michigan Tech. He also serves as director of the Advanced Power Systems Research Center.

Discover the latest breakthroughs in Internal Combustion Engines with MTU and USCAR.

Michigan Tech is proud to announce an expansion of graduate-level courses in the specialized area of internal combustion engines (ICE). These courses are available on campus at Michigan Tech, and will also be available soon online, via the MTU Global Campus.

Students can enroll in these individually if they require expertise in a certain area. Or they can take several to create a graduate certificate that provides more advanced, specialized knowledge in internal combustion engines. Currently, the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics is developing a 15-course ICE graduate certificate. 

Alternatively, students may pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus area on ICE. 

As with all graduate programs, the online application is free. And no GRE is required.

For more details, contact Michigan Tech Professor Jeff Naber at and Michigan Tech Adjunct Professor Dr. Andrea Strzelec at

Enroll In Summer Classes

Courses are starting right away. In fact, there are several graduate-level offerings on deck for Summer 2024 and one brand-new course for Fall 2024.

Summer 2024 Courses

  • SI Engine Fundamentals (MEEM 5201) June 19-21, 2024 lab course
  • SI Engine Controls (MEEM 5203) July 10-12, 2024 lab course
  • Thermodynamics Refresher (MEEM 3990) June 10 – Aug. 8, 2024

New Course for Fall 2024

  • Thermodynamics for Engine Systems (MEEM 5990) is available, along with our existing courses.

Learn From Industry Experts

These courses have been developed by Dr. Jeff Naber in collaboration with Dr. Andrea Strzelec, Sr. Research Scientist at USCAR. Strzelec, who holds a Ph.D. in Combustion Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engine Research Center, specializes in transportation and fuels, as well as engine research.

USCAR, the United States Council for Automotive Research, is an umbrella organization that facilitates pre-competitive research and development collaboration among three major American automotive manufacturers: General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis (previously Chrysler). 

The organization’s main objective is strengthening the U.S. auto industry’s technology base. It does so by promoting cooperative research efforts, reducing costs, supporting regulatory compliance, and accelerating the development of advanced technologies.

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Rev Up Your ICE Knowledge With New Program From MTU and USCAR