BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Accreditation
The BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies (i.e., students, alumni, employers of our students, and faculty of the program), including being able to:
- be successfully employed in a mechanical engineering technology related field capable of earning promotions, professional registration/licensing, certification, and other career recognition;
- be effective in the understanding and application of mechanical engineering technology principles;
- effectively communicate, work, and lead cross functional teams;
- expand their technical knowledge through professional development, continuing education, or the pursuit of a graduate degree;
- conduct their work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and ethics; and
- serve in technical societies and other community service areas.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program, including:
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly‐defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly‐defined technical and non technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
American Society of Mechanical Engineering program‐specific criteria
- application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
- use of computer aided drafting and design software;
- perform selection, set‐up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation;
- elements of differential and integral calculus;
- manufacturing processes;
- material science and selection;
- solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.);
- mechanical system design;
- thermal sciences (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.);
- electrical circuits (ac and dc) and electronic controls;
- application of industry codes, specifications and standards;
- technical communications typically used in preparation of engineering proposals, reports, and specifications.
The capstone experience, ideally multidisciplinary in nature, must be project based and include formal design, implementation, and test processes.
Enrollment and graduation data for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology can be found here.