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Automotive Engineering Technology (AET)
Study in automotive engineering technology at Indiana State University combines the theory, laboratory, and practical experiences needed for careers in automotive and related industries. The program is concerned with all areas of the automotive and the wheeled transportation industries. The program integrates classroom and laboratory experiences to give the student experience with the design, theory of operation, and testing of modern automotive components used in road and off-road vehicles and the skills to manage these and other automotive-related operations such as dealerships, parts and service operations, and many others. The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. In addition, the program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
Our modern laboratories feature the latest testing and diagnostic equipment. All of our faculty have industrial experience and are adept at teaching and research. We work closely with numerous industrial partners to provide meaningful on-site industrial activities and co-ops. Our placement rate is virtually 100%. Following are typical positions of actual graduates. 1975 graduate, current job title: Quality Manager, salary: $100,000/yr.; 1987 graduate, Vice President of Automotive Accessories, $110,000/yr; 1990 graduate, Regional Manager, $57,000/yr; 1995 graduate, Reliability Engineer, $60,000; 1999 graduate, Technical Writer, $34,000/yr.
A minor increases your employability and supplements your skills and abilities. A minor makes you more flexible and adaptable. The minor in automotive technology management is ideal for the students with a technical or business major that wants to focus on or has an interest in the automotive industry.
Indiana State University’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers allows you to learn leadership and professional skills through active participation in the organization’s activities and interactions with professionals in the automotive field.