The MS Automotive Engineering Technology degree program prepares graduates for careers in product research, design and development, along with manufacturing 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.

Faculty Research Areas

Faculty affiliated with the MS AET Program and their research areas. Please consult with them for your Thesis/APP topics based on your research interests.


Lab facilities in the Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department.


Important component of the degree is internship or Co-Op with a business, government agency, or research institute that is directly related to the student’s field of study.

Thesis/Alternate Plan Paper

The required experiential component of MS AET degree is an Alternate Plan Paper (APP) or a Thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

Graduate Studies Forms

Find forms you may need during your academic journey at Minnesota State University, Mankato as a graduate student.

Degree Completion Information

Required information about the forms, deadlines and process to Graduate with the MS AET degree.

Student Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities for Full Time On-Campus MS AET Students

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for the MS AET Program