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Automotive Engineering Technology AET

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
CHEM 114 Intro to General Chemistry 4
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3
MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig 4
MATH 126 Algebra-Analytic Trigonometry 4
MATH 216 Applied Calculus 4
PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4
*Electives: Cultural Enrichment 6
* Social Awareness (one at 200 level) 9
FSUS 100 Ferris State Univ Seminar 1
AUTO 111 Manual Transmission-Drivelines 4
AUTO 112 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUTO 113 Auto Electricity - Electronics 4
AUTO 114 Automotive Engines 4
AUTO 115 Suspen-Steering-Alignment Serv 4
AUTO 117 Electronic Fuel Mgmt Systems 4
AUTO 200 Service Area 1 6
AUTO 213 Chassis Electrical-Electronics 4
AUTO 310 Engine Air Flow Analysis 3
AUTO 320 Dynamometer Testing 3
AUTO 450 Automotive Fuels and Lubes 3
AUTO 460 Emissions Systems 3
AUTO 480 Alternate Fuel and Vehicle Sys 3
AUTO 493 Internship 4
MATL 240 Intro to Material Science 4
MATL 341 Material Selection Metals 3
MECH 212 Kinematics of Mechanisms 2
MFGE 321 Metrology 3
MFGE 341 Quality Science Statistics 3
MFGE 342 Statistical Proc Engineering 3
MFGE 442 Design of Experiments 1 3
PDET 322 Model - Prototype Development 2
PDET 413 Applied Fluids - Thermodynam 3
PDET 415 Advanced Solid Modeling CAD 2
SURE 331 Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec 3
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 132

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.

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 Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC-ABET)
The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2015.

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