Program Accreditation


The Software Engineering Technology Programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc., 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.


Program Mission


The mission of the Software Engineering Technology (SET) associate degree program within the Computer Systems Engineering Technology (CSET) Department at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare our students for entry level careers in the software industry and government by providing applied laboratory-based instruction. The program is to serve a constituency consisting of our alumni, our employers, and our Industrial Advisory Board. Major components of the SET program's mission in the CSET Department are:

  • To provide a new generation of Software Engineering Technology students with a solid background in computer programming.
  • To enable our students to create, develop and apply knowledge within a technical software environment.
  • To provide employers with graduates in software engineering and related professions.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of Oregon Tech's Software Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates that:

  • Use their knowledge of engineering to creatively and innovatively solve difficult computer systems problems;
  • Regularly engage in exploring, learning and applying state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies to the solution of computer systems problems;
  • Will be an effective team member that contributes to innovative software design solutions to the resolution of real world problems;
  • Will communicate effectively both as an individual and within multi-disciplinary teams.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


SET associate degree graduates will have demonstrated

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline; 

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.


Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes


During the 2016-17 academic year, the Computer Systems Engineering Technology faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.


Program Curriculum Map


The curriculum map for the Software Engineering Technology program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.



Phil Howard

Phil Howard, Assessment Coordinator

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