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The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program is to provide career educational opportunities to students who have a hands-on aptitude and are oriented towards applications. The Bachelor of Science degree program prepares graduates for technical positions in manufacturing and production industries. Students with a degree in mechanical engineering technology fill a wide variety of industrial positions in product development, manufacturing, production, supervision, and plant operations. Many graduates continue their careers into high level management positions.
The primary goal of the curriculum is to provide graduates with a solid technical foundation, which will enable them to adapt and grow into a wide variety of employment opportunities. Students will complete a Senior Design Project, which is a one-year capstone individual/team project that provides the opportunity to pursue an idea from conception to design, then execute into a demonstrable project.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
The following are the Program Educational Objectives for the Baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET):
Program Educational Objective 1:
- The program will produce graduates that are successful in their careers in the areas associated with the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales and marketing, maintenance, quality and other endeavors related to or founded on mechanical principles.
Program Educational Objective 2:
- The program will produce graduates that advance in their careers and continue their professional development including moving into management and other strategic roles.
Program Educational Objective 3:
- The program will produce graduates that facilitate engineering technology activities considering the ethical impact on society and the environment.
Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program will:
- demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mechanical engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities including proficiency in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical components, systems, and processes.
- demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
- demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- demonstrate knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Approved by Faculty and Industrial Advisory Board on 4/21/2016
- 252 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
- 241 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
- 46 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
- 254 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
- 23 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates