About the Department
Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Mission Statement
"To graduate innovative applied engineers who solve technological challenges to meet societal needs"
Program Educational Objectives
- 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.
- 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.
- Graduates should be able to exercise ethics in their profession and to recognize the global impacts of their profession on society.
- An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools in the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities.
- 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.
- 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 nontechnical environments, and 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.
Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates
Technologists and Applied Engineers 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 encompass classes in manufacturing engineering technology, industrial engineering, industrial automation and business management. .
The curriculum gives the graduates an appealing and well rounded education with breadth to function in any production environment. This lets potential employers know that s(he) understands all of the common production operations that exist within a manufacturing environment.
Through the general education the graduates gain problem solving skills from solid mathematics and science courses taught in the general education. Through the course of their study, the students learn how to apply the rules of physics and use their mathematical skills to solve these problems. The graduates also gain written and oral communication skills, literature, American history, and psychology. The business practices, economics and the like all address content that falls under the broad umbrella of manufacturing technology are taught by the College of Business and the graduates are awarded a minor of business upon their graduation.
The Engineering Technology skills are gained by the coverage of the materials and processes used to manufacture products. This broad fundamental aspects are offered in the curriculum by covering the individual conventional processing methods like hand tools, measurements, sheet metal work, machining, welding, and metal casting. The curriculum covers also more advanced topics in computer aided design, computer numerical controlled machining, applied electricity and electronics, industrial electronics, programmable logic controllers, as well as industrial automation and robotics. Furthermore, upon completion of the engineering technology program the graduate will have strong background in industrial engineering topics to include: occupational safety, maintenance technology, manufacturing cost estimating, methods design and work measurements, quality assurance, and plant layout and materials handling. The product design series are covered in the statics and strength of materials, applied machine elements, and senior projects.
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology students are also strongly encouraged to participate in cooperative education assignments with well-respected industrial manufacturers. Qualified students gain valuable on-the-job experience while earning money to offset educational expenses.