Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Objectives
The Mechanical Engineering Technology degree program prepares students to apply theoretical and practical concepts toward professional careers that make significant contributions to supporting engineering design, testing, production, and research and development activities for advanced mechanical systems in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace, and government organizations. The major provides required knowledge and develops necessary problem-solving skills through studies in mathematics, physical sciences, mechanics, manufacturing processes, engineering materials, fluids, thermodynamics, electrical circuits, and computer-aided engineering graphics and mechanical design. The Mechanical Engineering Technology program provides relevant industrial experience within the academic environment through laboratory projects, experimentation, classroom lecture and demonstrations.
The program goal of the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is to provide graduates with a well-balanced education based on civic responsibility, cultural diversity and global awareness; critical thinking and problem-solving techniques; writing and communication skills; quantitative skills; arts and humanity appreciation; scientific understanding; and computer literacy.
Program educational objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.
- Graduates will use the knowledge of fundamental technical sciences integrated with applied technical specialties, such as engineering materials and mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and electrical circuits, and will successfully apply analytical techniques and problem-solving skills necessary to adapt to technological changes and for a career in mechanical engineering technology.
- Graduates will use the academic experience from projects, laboratory experimentation, classroom lectures, and demonstrations, and will apply the in-depth technical knowledge attained in areas such as applied mechanics, computer-aided engineering graphics, design, and manufacturing processes.
- Graduates will effectively use their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes within interpersonal, team, and group environments.
- Graduates will demonstrate professionalism and ethics, including a commitment to utmost performance quality and timeliness, respect for diversity, and awareness of international issues; and will initiate continuing professional development that demonstrates their commitment to the responsibilities of a contemporary engineering technologist throughout their careers.
The outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that engineering technology students are expected to know and to be able to do by the time of graduation.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will have:
- Ability to apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
- Ability to identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
- Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice.
- Ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
- Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
- Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering / technical solutions within a global perspective.