The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is a two-year career-oriented curriculum preparing students for positions as engineering technicians in the design, production, and testing of machines, tools, and manufactured products. Job activities center on technical problem-solving and the practical application of engineering knowledge.
The specific program educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are to: 1) produce graduates that are employed and operate effectively in positions that lie between those of the skilled craftsperson and those of the graduate mechanical engineer. Examples of successful job positions include mechanical designer, engineering assistant, quality assurance technician, manufacturing engineering assistant and technical sales person. 2) produce graduates that can successfully transfer and complete a baccalaureate degree program in mechanical engineering technology.
Student Outcomes for the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program:
1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the Mechanical Engineering Technology discipline to narrowly defined activities related to:
i. Materials, applied mechanics and fundamental of electricity
ii. Manufacturing processes, mechanical design and computer-aided graphics
2. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
3. An ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to mechanical engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
4. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Discipline.
5. An ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
6. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
7. An ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
8. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
10. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.