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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Educational Objectives and Outcomes


Mechanical Engineering Technology Program graduates will:

1. be sought after and employed by local and regional industry

2. demonstrate the technical skills to support industry needs and/or solve technical problems

3. demonstrate the knowledge and skill to operate across the breadth of the mechanical engineering technology discipline.


Mechanical Engineering Technology Program students will demonstrate:

  • an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools to support design, analysis, manufacture and test of mechanical systems
  • an ability to apply fundamental principles of math and science, current theoretical knowledge and adapt to the rapidly changing applications of engineering, and technology
  • an ability to evaluate and improve system performance by conducting, analyze and interpret experiments, and evaluating experimental results
  • ingenuity and resourcefulness in the modification and improvement of, or creation of designs of systems, components, or processes
  • teamwork to support the conceptual design and development, and detailed design, analysis and manufacture (implementation) of a product (or process)
  • an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems associated with the design and manufacture of mechanical systems
  • the ability to support information exchange on technical and project management topics through data files, reports and presentations
  • an understanding of the need for and participation in continuing education and enhancement of professional knowledge
  • awareness of professional, ethical and social responsibilities as it applies to careers in engineering technology
  • a consideration for diversity and an idea of how their decisions could impact professional, societal and global issues today and in the future
  • a commitment to getting a job done right, on time, and with a vision of improvement for the next generation product or process
  • the ability to apply the principles of engineering graphics and machine design to the design, analysis and production of mechanical systems
  • the awareness of varied applications in the mechanical engineering technology discipline and potential for integration of systems and processes with automotive, construction, electronics, manufacturing and plastics discipline

PSU Mechanical Engineering Technology Objectives and Outcomes were approved on October 15, 2010.