An online higher education publication featuring weekly reports to facilitate the best choices for institutions and programs placed Ferris State University’s Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology among the top 10 in this category . Specifically, Ferris placed seventh in the collegegazette.com rankings, ahead of larger, nationally recognized institutions such as the University of Tennessee and Indiana State University.
Automotive Engineering Technology Program Coordinator Patrick English said this type of recognition is a point of pride for the faculty, who seek to advance a program that Ferris has offered for more than 50 years.
“Our program is unique in that our students become proficient as technicians before providing the learning that enables them to take on engineering technology positions in industry,” said English. “We are constantly adapting the content of our teaching to ensure that students are ready to serve in the industry and well informed of upcoming trends in the field of their choice. ”
Collegegazette.com noted Ferris’ stock of over 100 manufacturer donated vehicles made available to aid teaching in the program, the largest offering of its kind in the United States
“We are delighted to hear from vehicle and parts manufacturers tell us that graduates of Ferris Automotive Engineering Technology have the exact qualifications they are looking for for their engineering teams,” said English. “Their practical knowledge places them effectively between the technicians who work on the product in the bay and the engineers who are engaged in computer-aided design. Ferris students work with the most capable hands-on approach in this collaboration, which is a key part of a successful engineering process.
Finally, the Ferris program is recognized for providing students with certificate programs to focus on their performance machining intentions and performance motorsports.
“The automotive building is undergoing a gradual renovation process so that we can maximize our educational opportunities for our students,” said English. “In terms of program adjustment, we are currently focusing on collecting the latest possible equipment and information related to fully electrified transportation and autonomous vehicles. ”
Educational goals for graduates of the AET program include:
- Find employment in an appropriate discipline for the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering Technology.
- Obtain recognition as a valued employee through various forms of promotion or merit.
- Obtaining membership in professional organizations.
- Have the ability and desire to further their education through a variety of means, including advanced degrees.
Visit Automotive Engineering Technology for more information on the program.