The Automotive Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University is one of only 16 automotive bachelor degree
programs in the United States.
The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in automotive engineering technology.
The Automotive Engineering Technology Program is focused on educating automotive industry professionals
who make decisions based on sound management practices and a thorough understanding of automobile technology.
The program emphasizes managerial skills while assuring students receive a firm understanding of
automotive operations, learn to solve technical problems through analysis—and gain knowledge in computer applications and information management skills.
Coursework includes studies in the following areas:
Body computer systems
Diesel engine theory
Engine theory and service
Fixed operations management
Fluid power technology
Fuels and lubes analysis
Physics and chemistry
Service facility organization and management
Steering and suspension systems
Survey of power systems
Technical drawing with CAD
Transmission and drivelines
In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the
knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills.
Although a minor is not required for completion of this degree, many students pursue a minor in
a related area of interest such as business, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, packaging, or safety.
An important feature of the program is the blending of theoretical, laboratory, and practical
learning experiences. Course work is centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center,
which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories. Students gain hands-on experience in testing, diagnosis, and repair of the modern vehicle. Laboratory
experiences also include engine performance testing utilizing chassis and state-of-the-art engine dynamometers.
In addition, students can gain real-world experience through participation in the Co-op / Internship
Program, which combines on-campus study with actual work experience off campus. Companies that have
sponsored co-op experiences include: Allison Transmission, Buick Motor Division, Cummins, Inc., Daimler Chrysler, Electronic Data Systems, Honda, Jasper Engine, Mel Kenyon Racing, Toyota Motor Co., TRW, and United Parcel Service.
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other
students and professionals in the industry. These include the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)—and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology).
Our graduates are prepared for technical and managerial positions related to automobiles, trucks, agricultural equipment, construction equipment,
and a number of other closely related fields—and are employed in a variety of positions, including the following:
Customer service assistant
Field service representative
Performance testing engineer
Quality control engineer
Listed below are a few of the employers who hire our graduates:
In addition, the Automotive Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the College of Technology offers a variety of scholarships and awards.
For information about these awards, contact the College of Technology.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.