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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (PDF)

These are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation. The audiences for objective statements are external constituents such as prospective students, employers, transfer institutions and student sponsors.

Once our students are out in the workforce they should be able to:

  1. Engage in applications oriented design, manufacturing, and management of mechanical systems, including computer‐aided design and manufacturing, and all the technical and economic variables affecting production.
  2. Use appropriate theory, mathematics and computational technology to analyze and solve problems encountered in the applications of mechanical systems design and manufacturing.
  3. Communicate and Function effectively as an individual and as a team member in professional environment.
  4. Pursue lifelong learning and continuous improvement of their knowledge and skills in the design development, and application of mechanical systems in diverse industries with the highest professional and ethical standards.
  5. Understand the local, national and global issues related to the development and application of mechanical systems and to be considerate of the impact of these issues on different cultures.

Student Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (PDF)

These are 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 program.

By the time students’ graduate, they should demonstrate or be able to:

  1. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mechanical systems hardware and software.
  2. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  3. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. An ability to apply creativity in the design of mechanical systems, components or processes in accordance with program educational objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze and solve both hardware and software technical problems.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.