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Prospective StudentsFired up about Ford, passionate about Polaris, or hog wild about Harleys? Minnesota State University's Automotive Engineering Technology (AET) degree can help you turn your excitement for cars, trucks, snowmobiles, and motorcycles into a professional career. Graduates of Minnesota State University, Mankato's AET Program are employed as Design Engineers, Field Test Engineers, Project Managers, and Technical Directors for organizations such as the Sports Car Club of America, Toro, Polaris, Mercury, and Daimler/Chrysler.

Although this four year Bachelor of Science degree is titled Automotive Engineering Technology, students study the design, development and testing of various vehicles including cars, trucks, heavy duty trucks, agriculture equipment, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and various industrial power plants. This is NOT your Dad's auto shop class! This is power and vehicle research for the new millennium. Minnesota State University, Mankato provides state-of-the-art lab facilities and equipment for testing chassis handling and dynamics, horsepower, fuel efficiency, and emissions.

Students are expected to be involved in the hands-on applications of new technologies. In fact, one graduation requirement is the completion of a senior design project. Some seniors work in cooperation with government agencies and private industry. Past projects have involved chassis design and testing, engine development, and alternative fuel research.

There are many opportunities to get involved in projects before the senior year. The AET Program has a long tradition of participation in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Student Design Competitions including Formula SAE, SAE Mini Baja, and the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge series. Student competitors have traveled to California, Florida, Wyoming, Michigan, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, South Carolina, Vancouver B.C., and Japan as representatives of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Explore our website or contact us for more information about a Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Engineering Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.