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Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Mission Statement

"To graduate innovative engineering technologists who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs"

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates should utilize the technical and managerial skills necessary for successful careers in the design, application, installation, manufacturing, testing, documentation, operation, maintenance, analysis, development, implementation, and oversight of production.
  2. Graduates should demonstrate the ability to work as effective team members with commanding oral and written communication skills, as well as to advance in their careers and continue their professional development.
  3. Graduates should be able to exercise ethics in their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools in the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An ability to select and apply a of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to Engineering Technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined Engineering Technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined Engineering Technology problems.
  7. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments, and ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET)


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ENGINEERING Technologists Preparation

The bachelor of science in Engineering Technology curriculum is built upon STEM technical-managerial education. The department strives to keep the curriculum up-to-date by incorporating new technological developments as they occur. The curriculum encompasses courses in manufacturing engineering technology, industrial engineering technology, industrial automation and business management. The courses give students an appealing and well-rounded education with breadth to function in any production environment. Potential employers know that the program's graduates understand all of the common production operations that exist within a manufacturing environment.

The engineering technology curriculum ensures that the students gain problem solving skills through the general education requirements for mathematics and science courses. In the course of their study, students learn how to apply the rules of physics and use their mathematical skills to solve these problems. Furthermore, the students also gain written and oral communication skills and a background in literature, American history, and psychology. Students graduate with a minor in business by taking courses related to business practices, economics, accounting, and management as part of their regular curriculum requirements..

Engineering Technology skills are enhanced through study of the materials and processes used to manufacture products. The curriculum covers conventional processing techniques such as like hand tools, measurements, sheet metal work, machining, welding, and metal casting, as well as more advanced techniques in computer aided design, computer numerical controlled machining, applied electricity and electronics, industrial electronics, programmable logic controllers, as well as industrial automation and robotics. In addition, upon completion of the engineering technology program, graduates will have strong background in industrial engineering technology topics to include: occupational safety, maintenance technology, manufacturing cost estimating, methods design and work measurements, quality assurance, and plant layout and materials handling. Furthermore, a product design series are covered in the statics and strength of materials, applied machine elements, and senior projects enables students to graduate with hands-on experience in product development.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments, and many students have rewarding co-op opportunities with well-respected industrial manufacturers. These qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses.