Automotive Engineering Technology

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Department Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description Vehicle design enthusiasts have been pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Engineering Technology at MSU since 1988. AET students also receive a minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Graduates of the program achieve positions such as Design Engineer, Field Test Engineer, Project Manager, or Technical Director for organizations such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, General Motors, Deere, AGCO, Toro, Polaris, Ford, OTC, S&S Cycle, and many others, both vehicle design and manufacturing related.
MSU provides state-of-the-art lab facilities and equipment for testing chassis handling and dynamics, horsepower, fuel efficiency, and emissions. Students work in cooperation with government agencies and private industry and apply research and new technologies to senior design projects. Past projects include research on chassis design and testing, engine development, and alternative fuel research.

The Automotive Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of (ABET),
Admission Requirements Admission to major is required for enrollment in 300 and 400 level courses. Requirements for admission are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Application for admission forms are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements All courses in the AET major, including required science, math and communications courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Automotive Engineering Technology
205 Trafton Science Center East
Mankato, MN 56001
phone: 507-389-6383
fax: 507-389-5002
College Advising All AET majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist them in planning their major program.
Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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