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MET Program Objectives


MET Program Educational Objectives

The MET degree curriculum provides a comprehensive education in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology that meets all of appropriate ABET criteria.  In addition, students are required to achieve an area of concentration in one of the following options: design, energy or manufacturing.  This is accomplished through the technical electives offered in these three options. The Program Educational Objectives stated below are consistent with the MET program’s mission.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Alumni will:

 1. Participate in lifelong learning and professional development.

2. Have productive careers in industry or government.

3. Contribute to their professional communities.

4. Practice professional ethics.

5. Assume leadership and/or project management roles.

Student Outcomes

The MET program will demonstrate that our graduates have achieved the following outcomes:

a.   an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities

b.  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

c.   an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes

d.   an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

e.  an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

f.   an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems

g.   an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

h.   an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

i.   an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

j.   a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context

k.   a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement