Students will be provided a broad background in the operation, maintenance, design, and production of machinery, transportation equipment, mining equipment, fluid power, thermal analysis and in industrial shop operations. The design and development of mechanical systems and the production and utilization of mechanical power are stressed. Graduates find employment in most industries, utilities, consulting engineering firms, and industrial research laboratories and pursue opportunities in graduate school. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in mechanical engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.
Program Educational Objectives
Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the four program educational objectives stated for the A.S. degree program. In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.
5. Graduates continue education through the completion of study in a masters or PhD program.
6. Graduates receive professional certification such as Professional Engineer (PE) license.
7. Graduates manage technical activities in support of Mechanical engineering infrastructure.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following student outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation. These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
2. Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
3. Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
4. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
6. Students demonstrate an ability to address professional and ethical responsibilities.
7. Students demonstrate the ability to apply project management techniques to engineering systems.
The following courses are required for the associate and baccalaureate degrees respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.