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Educational Objectives and Outcomes

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

Objectives

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.

Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program students will demonstrate:  

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