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Program Objectives and Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives  

Mechanical Engineering

The educational objectives of this program are to graduate students who will:

  • Practice the mechanical engineering discipline successfully within commonly accepted professional standards.
  • Possess teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in mechanical engineering
  • Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service
  • Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops, and
  • Become a leader in his/her chosen profession.


Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will be:

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program will be:

  • Practical, highly qualified engineering technologists.
  • Employed in professional careers where they will solve problems using technical and hands-on skills developed during their studies.
  • Able to apply their knowledge in the design, manufacture, sales, installation, operation and/or maintenance of complex, high-value systems.
  • Socially and professionally responsible, possessing skills for life-long learning.


Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for Mechanical Engineering are:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering in discerning methods.
  2. Design, perform, and analyze experiments for thermo- fluid and mechanical systems.
  3. Design thermo-fluid, energy, mechanical and control systems to meet specifications within environmental, safety, manufacturability constraints.
  4. Participate effectively in teams involving multi-disciplines.
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve thermo-fluid, and mechanical systems by applying basic principles, including open-ended problems.
  6. Develop practical solutions for mechanical engineering problems under professional limitations.
  7. Communicate effectively with written or oral using modern visual means in a technical setting.
  8. Understand contemporary issues in engineering.
  9. Understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  10. Be prepared for a lifelong of continuing education.
  11. Have an ability to use modern modeling techniques, and computing tools.


The student outcomes for EET and MET programs are:

A. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modem tools of engineering technology,

B. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,

C. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,

D. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,

E. an ability to function effectively on teams,

F. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,

G. an ability to communicate effectively,

H. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,

I. an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,

J. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues, and

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

These outcomes are achieved by offering a curriculum that is thorough, current, and oriented toward the technical competencies required of a modern industry.