*Includes seven credits of Foundational Studies
The Automotive Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University is a leader in integrating teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment that prepares productive citizens for Indiana and the world while creating and maintaining a credible presence within the confines of the automotive sector of education and industry.
The mission of the Automotive Engineering Technology Program at Indiana State University is to prepare application oriented graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter globally competitive automotive careers. Current automotive technology and design considerations are explored with emphasis on experiential learning opportunities engaging students in engine research, testing, design, and analysis. Students also develop essential managerial knowledge, skills, and abilities, thus assuring a comprehensive understanding of automotive operations ranging from retail to industrial applications.
Program Guiding Principles:
- Inculcates high standards for learning, teaching, and inquiry
- Provides a well-rounded education that integrates professional preparation and study in the arts and sciences with co-curricular involvement
- Demonstrates integrity through honesty, civility, and fairness
- Embraces the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions
- Fosters personal growth within an environment in which every individual matters
- Upholds the responsibility of university citizenship
- Exercises stewardship of the global community
Graduates of the program:
- Are competent in the application of computer technologies commonly used in industry.
- Have a working knowledge of the design, manufacture, and maintenance of automotive major subsystems and technologies.
- Can demonstrate the ability to apply modern and effective management skills in identification and investigation of problems, analysis of data, synthesis and implementation of solutions, and operations of facilities.
- Have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in manufacturing, marketing, operation, and maintenance in the field of automotive technology.
Students completing the program are expected to demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of automotive engineering technology.
Specifically, students must demonstrate:
- An ability to read, interpret, and edit technical drawings.
- Knowledge of the principles of industrial health and safety.
- How to apply theory through practical experience in industrial settings.
- Knowledge of automotive engine systems and design considerations.
- An understanding of service facilities management and organization.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of automotive systems, components, or processes.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical automotive related problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The ability to plan, organize, prepare, and deliver effective automotive technical reports in written, oral, and other formats
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
- An ability to utilize appropriate automotive literature as a principal means of staying current in the automotive industry.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.