Program Student Learning Outcomes
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) 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 Bachelor of Science program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering program. Its mission is to provide graduates the skills and knowledge for successful careers in mechanical engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
The program expects graduates to achieve, within several years of graduation, the following objectives. Mechanical Engineering graduates will have:
- demonstrated the ability to analyze, design and improve practical thermal and/or mechanical systems.
- shown the ability to communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
- succeeded in entry-level mechanical engineering positions regionally and nationally.
- pursued continued professional development, including professional registration if desired.
- successfully pursued engineering graduate studies and research, if desired.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
The program's Student Learning Outcomes are aligned with ABET EAC outcomes. These are stated as:
- an ability to analyze and model physical systems or components using (apply knowledge of) mathematics (including multivariable calculus and differential equations), basic science and engineering.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- an ability to design and realize a physical system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Graduates will be able to work professionally in the area of thermal systems.
- Graduates will be able to work professionally in the area of mechanical systems.
The curriculum map for the Mechanical Engineering 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 Mechanical Engineering faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.