Murray State’s School of Engineering has many programs that continue to be successful and provide career opportunities for students. The Engineering Physics program (Murray State’s EAC/ABET accredited engineering degree) provides opportunities for senior engineering students to design a product or device as a part of their senior design class. This year, an Engineering Physics Senior Design team designed and built an electric all-terrain vehicle (E-Vehicle). This is the first time that the engineering program has invested in designing and successfully building an E-Vehicle.
The E-Vehicle is a two-person off-road vehicle powered by a 17-horsepower electric motor with a battery capacity of one hour of operation. The engineering students designed, fabricated, and tested all vehicle systems – to include power transmission, suspension, steering, chassis, and roll-cage structure.