2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Automotive Engineering Technology

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

Program Requirements

Automotive Engineering Technology, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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

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.

More Information

School of Automotive and Heavy Equipment
Automotive Engineering Technology Programs
708 Campus Drive, AUT 101
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2655
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/auto-heet/

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

 

The Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology at Ferris State University is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC-ABET).  The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2022.  http://www.abet.org/

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