Mechanical Engineering Technology - Learning Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Learning Outcomes

​​​​​Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives ​describe what a student is expected to be able to do 3-5 years after graduation.

  1. Successfully apply fundamental mathematical, scientific, and engineering technology principles in formulating and solving mechanical engineering technology problems;
  1. Successfully implement theory in one or more core mechanical engineering technology areas of practice in a sustainable manner;
  1. Work effectively and conduct themselves ethically in their professional environment; and​

     4.  Develop improved skills and new skills to enhance the state of their practice in a dynamic professional environment.

Student Outcomes

The COTC Engineering Technology Department has adopted the 2014-2015 ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes (a​-i) as our own Student Outcomes, and have augmented them to include outcomes based on additional required ASME Curriculum Program Criteria (j-k). The resulting list of Student Outcomes is that students will:​

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments related to mechanical engineering technology.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Identify the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

    Mechanical Engineering Technology Specific:
  10. Apply the principles of machine/mechanical design, fluid power, thermal and fluid systems.
  11. Implement, operate, and oversee mechanical systems and processes.​