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Automotive Engineering Technology

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose Automotive Engineering Technology?

The AET program is a four year degree program that concentrates on engineering skills required by the automotive industry. Students receive hands-on laboratory experience in engineering processes, mechanical testing, metallurgy, emission and dynamometer testing. In addition, an on-the-job engineering internship is an important part of the program.

AET is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing self-propelled ground vehicles and their systems. Includes instruction in vehicular systems technology, design and development testing, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the AET program are among the highest-paid and most sought-after graduates of Ferris. Because every global automotive manufacturer doing business in America requires engineering development with the precise skills offered by this program, many graduates are faced with the difficult decision of choosing from several highly desirable and lucrative job offers.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Automotive Engineering Technology program from high school must have a 2.75 GPA along with an 18 ACT composite and a math sub-score of 19.

Students transferring into Automotive Engineering Technology must also have a minimum 2.75 GPA in automotive courses and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall. A transfer student expecting to enter the AET program as a junior must have completed the equivalent of the following Ferris State University courses: AUTO 111, AUTO 112, AUTO 113, AUTO 114, AUTO 115, AUTO 117, AUTO 200, AUTO 213, ENGL 150, ENGL 250, MATH 116, PHYS 211, MATL 240, CHEM 114, three credits of Cultural Enrichment and three credits of Social Awareness.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Automotive Engineering Technology program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
708 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2281
Phone: (231) 591-2655


The College of Engineering Technology Automotive Engineering Technology, BS program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET)
http://www.abet.org/
The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2015-2016.

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Major Requirements

Major
Manual Transmission-Drivelines
4
Automotive Brake Systems
4
Auto Electricity - Electronics
4
Automotive Engines
4
Suspen-Steering-Alignment Serv
4
Electronic Fuel Mgmt Systems
4
Service Area 1
6
Chassis Electrical-Electronics
4
Engine Air Flow Analysis
3
Dynamometer Testing
3
Automotive Fuels and Lubes
3
Emissions Systems
3
Alternate Fuel and Vehicle Sys
3
Internship
4
Technical Related
Intro to Material Science
4
Material Selection Metals
3
Kinematics of Mechanisms
2
Metrology
3
Quality Science Statistics
3
Statistical Proc Engineering
3
Design of Experiments 1
3
Model - Prototype Development
2
Applied Fluids - Thermodynam
3
Advanced Solid Modeling CAD
2

General Education Requirements

The following courses are required as part of the University's General Education Requirements, but they also count toward degree requirements.
Small Group Decision Making
3
English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig
4
Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry
4
Applied Calculus
4
Intro to General Chemistry
4
Introductory Physics 1
4
Ferris State Univ Seminar
1
Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec
3

General Education Electives

Cultural Enrichment Electives

SURE 331 included in 9 credits required. 
9
Social Awareness Electives (one at 200 level)
9
Minimum credit hours
132