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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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 The Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) degree program awards a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) to successful students through a four-year curriculum. Engineering technology has been defi ned as the part of the technological field which requires the application of scientifi c and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities; it lies in the occupational spectrum between the craftsman and the engineer at the end of the spectrum closest to the engineer. Engineering technology is oriented less toward theory and more toward practical applications. - American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

The Automotive Engineering Technology degree program prepares graduates for careers in product research, design and development, manufacturing, and technical sales in the original equipment and aftermarket industries. Fields include passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, vehicle emissions, safety, fuels and lubricants, construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Graduates from the program are currently working for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as General Motors, Polaris, John Deere, AGCO, and Ford along with aftermarket companies such as Competition Cams, OTC, and S&S Cycle. A more complete reference to companies employing (AET) graduates may be obtained from the Department Chair.

The Society of Automotive Engineers ( and National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence ( are the lead professional societies used in developing program criteria, guiding program relevance, and making continuous improvement.

The primary goal of the (AET) program is to provide all graduates with the
solid technical foundation necessary to insure their success in a wide variety of employment opportunities. To accomplish this goal, program outcomes and objectives are defi ned and assessed for continuous improvement.

The Automotive Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of (ABET),
Admission Requirements Admission to the major is granted by the AMET Department. Admission
to the major is required to register for 300-level courses. Minimum
requirements for acceptance into the AET major include a cumulative GPA
of 2.0 or higher and the completion of the following courses with a grade of
“C” (2.0) or higher: AET 102, AET 160, AET 261, AET 262, CMST 100 or
CMST 102, EET 113, ENG 101, MET 142, MET 144, MET 177, MATH 121,
PHYS 211.
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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