The Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering technology program. Its mission is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge for successful careers in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The program educational objectives of Oregon Tech's Mechanical Engineering Technology program are to produce alumni who:
- are able to analyze and design practical mechanical systems.
- communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
- succeed in mechanical and manufacturing engineering positions.
- pursue continued professional development.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program outcomes have been mapped to the ABET a-k outcomes listed below.
- 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 is an additional outcome identified through the ABET Mechanical Engineering specific criteria. This outcome is shown below.
MET a: Baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate that graduates can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes depending on program orientation and the needs of their constituents.
The curriculum map for the MET 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 annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.