The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering technology program. Its mission is to provide graduates the skills and knowledge for successful careers in manufacturing engineering technology.
Program Educational Objectives
The program educational objectives of Oregon Tech's Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are to produce graduates who:
- are able to analyze, design, implement, and maintain practical mechanical and manufacturing systems.
- communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
- succeed in manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology positions.
- pursue continued professional development.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program outcomes have been mapped to the a-k ABET outcomes. These are listed below for reference. An engineering technology program must demonstrate that graduates have:
- an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
- an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
- an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
- 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;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
- a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
In addition to the eleven a-k outcomes there are two outcomes identified through the ABET Manufacturing Engineering Technology specific criteria. These have been defined as below.
M1. Graduates must demonstrate the ability to apply the following to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness: (a) materials and manufacturing processes; (b) product design process, tooling, and assembly; (c) manufacturing systems, automation, and operations; (d) statistics, quality and continuous improvement, and (e) industrial organization and management.
M2. Graduates of baccalaureate degree programs must have a capstone or integrating experience that develops and illustrates student competencies in applying both technical and non-technical skills in successfully solving manufacturing problems.
Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
Current enrollment for Manufacturing Engineering Technology is 70, with 11 graduates in 2014-15. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.
The curriculum map for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech website.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2014-15 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.