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Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Information

Mission

Essential to the larger mission of engineering technology department, mechanical engineering technology prepares technicians and technologists for diverse stream of industries in the areas of design and manufacturing.

Vision

The mechanical engineering technology program supports a university community that values excellence in instruction, value added applied research, and service to community and opportunity for growth.

Operating Principles

  • Structure and deliver MET curriculum in ways that encourages professional and personal growth.Maintain and nurture active, collaborative, and diverse intellectual community.Increase access and opportunities for mechanical engineering technology education through collaboration with university, industry, and community.Promote diversity that honors and appreciates university experiences as an integral part of life experience.

 Values

  • Academic Citizenship
  • Open communication
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Attitude for adoptability

Goals

  • Deliver an excellent mechanical engineering technology program that meets industry needs and eligible for TAC of ABET accreditation.
  • Develop strategic collaborations that enhance program's mission.
  • Promote successful service to companies and community.
  • Instill leadership, professionalism, social awareness, and citizenship.

Program Educational Objectives

PEOs are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the mechanical engineering technology option is preparing graduates to achieve.

  • Prepare graduates for entry level careers with engineering technical skills and knowledge to meet industry needs in the areas of mechanical design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.
  • Prepare graduates with skills in systems/component design, application, and understanding for self directed learning.
  • Prepare graduates with excellent communication skills.
  • Prepare graduates to value professional behavior in a diverse world.
  • Prepare graduates for professional development, social awareness, and ethics.

Student Outcomes

SOs are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the mechanical engineering technology option.

The MET Program Student Outcomes, related to the educational objectives (underlined), are as follows:

Prepare graduates for entry level careers with engineering technical skills and knowledge to meet industry needs in the areas of design, manufacturing, and industrial automation.

  1. Apply principles of engineering materials, applied mechanics, and applied fluid sciences.
  2. Apply the technologies of manufacturing processes, machine design, instrumentation and automation.
  3. Apply concepts of technical graphics, computer-aided drafting, design, modeling, and manufacturing.
  4. Understand fundamentals of applied thermal sciences, basic electronics, industrial controls, and computer programming.

Prepare graduates with skills in systems/component design, application, and understanding for self directed learning.

  1. Ability to analyze, design, test, and implement mechanical systems and processes.
  2. Ability to setup and conduct standard tests, take measurements, analyze data to interpret and improve processes.
  3. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering technology to solve problems in mechanical systems and processes.
  4. Ability to be self directed learners.
  5. Commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

Prepare graduates with excellent communication skills.

  1. Write clear and effective technical reports, proposals, and business correspondence.
  2. Communicate orally technical information to a variety of audiences.

Prepare graduates to value professional behavior in a diverse world.

  1. An understanding and respect for diversity in the workplace.
  2. An understanding of the importance of working effectively as teams.
  3. An awareness and understanding of the impact of technology on society.

Prepare graduates for professional development, social awareness, and ethics.

  1. Ability to apply project management techniques to mechanical and manufacturing systems.
  2. Ability to practice professional ethics and social responsibility.

 

MET Enrollment Rates and Graduation Rates
 EnrollmentDegrees Conferred
2015-16

36

9
2014-15

36

10
2013-14

34

4

2012-13

314

2011-12

2314

 

Accreditation

The bachelor's degree in engineering technology – mechanical engineering technology option is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.