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Associate and Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Students will be provided a broad background in the operation, maintenance, design, and production of machinery, transportation equipment, mining equipment, fluid power, 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. 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

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

  1. Graduates produce working documents and perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of mechanical design and manufacturing of machine parts.
  2. Graduates function on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
  3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
  4. Graduates remain current, professionally.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives stated above. In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.

  1. Graduates perform analysis, applied design, and development of more advanced mechanical systems and processes.
  2. To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates will possess a working knowledge in manufacturing processes and materials, mechanical design, and electro-mechanical devices and controls.
  3. Graduates manage technical activities in support of mechanical systems.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program publishes the following program 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 Outcomes

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

  1. Students demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, & modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology activities.
  2. Students demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, & technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, & to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, & solve narrowly defined mechanical engineering technology problems.
  6. Students demonstrate 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.
  7. Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for & an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. Students demonstrate an understanding of & a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. Students can apply specific program principles to the specification, installation, fabrication, test, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of basic mechanical systems depending on program orientation & the needs of their constituents.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

  1. Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined mechanical engineering technology activities.
  2. Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to mechanical engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined mechanical engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined mechanical engineering technology problems.
  7. Students demonstrate 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.
  8. Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  10. Students demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. Students can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes depending on program orientation and the needs of their constituents.

Number of Graduates

AS MEET

2012 - 7

2013 - 2

2014 - 11

2015 - 2

2016 - 7

BS MEET

2012 - 13

2013 - 10

2014 - 19

2015 - 1

2016 - 16

Enrollment

ELET

Part-time

2013 - 6

2014 - 6

2015 - 5

2016 - 4

Full-time

2013 - 42

2014 - 37

2015 - 34

2016 - 46