The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) 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 and design practical mechanical and manufacturing systems.
communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
succeed in manufacturing engineering 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 appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives
- An ability to function effectively on teams
- An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
- An ability to communicate effectively
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
In addition to the eleven a-k outcomes there are three outcomes identified through the ABET Manufacturing Engineering Technology specific criteria. These have been defined as below.
M1. Programs must demonstrate that graduates are prepared for careers centered on the manufacture of goods. In this context, ‘manufacturing' is a process or procedure through which plans, materials, personnel, and equipment are transformed in some way that adds value.
M2. Graduates must demonstrate the ability to apply the technologies of materials, manufacturing processes, tooling, automation, production operations, maintenance, quality, industrial organization and management, and statistics to the solution of manufacturing problems.
M3. Graduates must demonstrate the ability to successfully complete a comprehensive design project related to the field of manufacturing.
The curriculum map for the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be f