2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Automotive Engineering Technology (AET-BS-TE), B.S.

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology 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.

The instruction 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. Other subjects studied include vehicular systems technology, design, and development testing, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

The Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology at Ferris State University is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

Program Outcomes


  1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.75 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale) (2.50 -2.74 with college approval)
  • Minimum Composite Score of ACT 18/SAT 950, Math Score of ACT 19/SAT 500
  • Placement into MATH 116  

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • 2.50 Overall College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Placement in MATH 116  
  • Placement in ENGL 150  

University Requirements - 50 to 51 Credits Required


First Year Seminar Requirement (FSUS 100 or Equivalent) - 0 to 1 Credit Required


All First-Time-In-Any-College Freshmen (FTIACs) must complete a one-credit FSUS 100  course, or its equivalent. Additional information and the definition of FTIAC for FSUS purposes can be found in the: Ferris State University Academic Affairs FSUS Policy

University General Education Requirements - 50 Credits Required


Courses in this section are required to satisfy the University General Education Requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The University General Education requirements can be found on the: Ferris State University General Education Requirements Webpage

Communication Competency - 12 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


Quantitative Literacy Competency - 4 Credits Required (or Their Equivalent)


  • Choose 1 of 4

  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Official Pre-2016 Math SAT Score of 590 or Higher
  • Official Post-2016 Math SAT Score of 620 or Higher
  • Official Math ACT Score of 26 or Higher

Natural Sciences Competency - 8 Credits Required


Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course.

Culture Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one 200 level or higher course.

Self and Society Competency - 9 Credits Required


Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines, have at least one 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

United States (U.S.) Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the United States (U.S.) Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Global Diversity Competency - 1 Course Required


If not met by courses taken for Culture Competency, Self and Society Competency, or Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), a student must have one course with the Global Diversity attribute. Some courses include both Global and United States (U.S.) Diversity attributes.

Collaboration Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Collaboration attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Problem Solving Competency - Courses Required Met in College Requirements


If not met by courses taken in the College Requirements section, a student must have two courses with the Problem Solving attribute. Some courses include both Collaboration and Problem Solving attributes.

Additional General Education Requirements - 8 Credits Required


College Requirements - 81 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Ferris State University:

  • All requirements as specified in the University Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 120 credits must be earned.
  • A 2.00 or higher cumulative Ferris State University GPA is required.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 40 credits of 300 level or higher courses must be earned.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the College Requirements section must be met.

Suggested Semester Layout


First Year


Second Year


Total Credits: 15

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16

Third Year


Fourth Year


Fall Courses


Total Credits: 17

Spring Courses


Total Credits: 16

Summer Courses


Total Credits: 4

Contact Information


School of Automotive and Heavy Equipment

Automotive Engineering Technology Programs
708 Campus Drive,

AUT 101 Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 591-2655
[email protected]

College of Engineering Technology
(231) 591-2890
[email protected]

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