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Institute of Engineering Program (CIE)

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​Significant challenges and opportunities await those engineers who dare to be creative and dream big at FCA US. The formula for success to propel the next generation of vehicles requires the need for responsible, sustainable and affordable mobility. There’s no better place to build your career than with FCA US. Here, innovation is our way of life. Leadership, our standard. It’s why we promote the growth of new engineering talent through programs like the Institute of Engineering (CIE) Program.

The Institute of Engineering (CIE) Program is a highly selective two-year program that offers a unique opportunity for work and study. It couples exposure to many facets of the FCA US LLC with the chance to complete a Master’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

In short, the program develops the fundamentals of future engineering leaders.


During your first two years in the CIE Program, you will take part in seven rotational assignments—lasting four months each—within the Engineering, Powertrain, Quality and Manufacturing organizations. You’ll also attend an engineering-oriented graduate program at one of six local universities. We provide paid time off during the work week for class in order to allow you to complete your Master’s degree while completing your CIE work assignments.
You will also be assigned an Executive Sponsor as a mentor to guide you through the CIE Program and facilitate your career progression.



 To be considered for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • BSME, BSEE degrees are preferred. We also consider candidates with BS degrees in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Agricultural, Chemical, Biomedical/Biomechanical, Civil, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering. All degrees must be from an ABET-accredited program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Previous engineering experience preferred

Upon successful completion of the CIE Program, you will take your place on the team that’s setting the pace in the automotive industry. See what a passion for innovation means at FCA US, and what makes us the ideal place for engineers driven to succeed. Learn more about our engineering opportunities.

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Founded in 1931, the Institute of Engineering has a proud history of advancing the science and practice of engineering. Today, through the CIE Program, FCA sponsors a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from institutions, including: 
University of Michigan
Oakland University
University of Detroit Mercy
Wayne State University
Lawrence Technological University