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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato


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The AET Program teaches theory, communication, research, and technical skills using lecture, group projects, and lab assignments. Innovative teaching methods and new technology applications require continuous updating of facilities. Fortunately, because of Minnesota State University's commitment and the faculty's success in securing equipment and research grants, the AET Program is able to provide state-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities.

The AET classrooms range in size from 20 to 40 seats and are assigned based upon the expected enrollment and special equipment needs for the course. All classrooms are equipped with a computer projection unit, document camera, and DVD player, which interface with faculty computers. Trafton C100, a specially equipped classroom used exclusively for AMET classes, seats 39 students, is outfitted with computer hook-ups, and demonstration-model storage units. Over 50% of AMET courses offered utilize this classroom.

Students majoring in Automotive Engineering Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato use all available program labs to apply the theory taught in the classrooms. The labs in the AET program offer a wide range of technical equipment to support the AET curriculum. These customized spaces offer students the opportunity to work on assigned projects and study advanced automotive and manufacturing subjects. The labs receive extensive use in all the technical, science and specialty AET courses. In addition to the AET labs, the basic science areas of physics, chemistry and computer science utilize their own dedicated laboratories for the courses required by AET Program.