The Mechanical 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 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 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 is an additional outcome identified through the ABET Mechanical Engineering specific criteria. This outcome is shown below.
MET 1: Graduates must demonstrate that they can apply specific program principles to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of more advanced mechanical systems or processes.
Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
Current enrollment for Mechanical Engineering Technology is 106, with 23 graduates in 2012-13. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.
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 2013-14 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.