Assessment/Accreditation

The Department of Engineering Technology offers both Bachelors (BS) and Associate of Engineering Technology (AET) degrees in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET). All courses taken for the Associates degree apply toward the Bachelors degree. The four degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET- Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission

AET and BS enrollment and graduates
ECET ETME
Enrollment1 Graduates Enrollment1 Graduates
AET2 BS AET2 BS AET2 BS AET2 BS
2017-8* 87 94 8 9 97 104 13 14
2016-7 72 75 8 9 109 115 17 25
2015-6 63 65 1 8 99 131 8 19
2014-5 42 52 7 6 61 104 2 7
2013-4 37 54 6 14 46 110 1 14
2012-3 11 56 2 10 15 101 4 12

Spring enrollment. A student seeking degrees at associates and bachelors level will be listed under both AET and BS.
Beginning Fall 2015 Associates of Science (AS) degree was discontinued. In its place Associates of Engineering Technology (AET) is offered. Graduation requirements remain the same. Enrollment and Graduates listed under AET include AS numbers as well.
Summer 2018 graduate numbers not yet available.

Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

The following program educational objectives have been established for ECET graduates.

  1. The graduates will possess the skills necessary to be productive in their first position in the field and to have successful careers.
  2. The graduates will be enabled to achieve increasing levels of leadership and responsibility throughout their careers.
  3. The graduates will be enabled to engage in life-long learning.
  4. The graduates will demonstrate a respect for diversity and a commitment to professional ethics.

The desired student outcomes for the ECET  B.S. program are as follows:

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge 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 test 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 non-technical environments; and an 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 outcomes specific to the electronics portion of the ECET B.S. program are as follows:

  1. The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  2. The applications of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.
  3. The ability to analyze, design, and implement one or more of the following: control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  4. The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  5. The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

Student outcomes specific to the computer portion of the ECET B.S. program are as follows:

  1. The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  2. The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  3. The ability to analyze, design, and implement hardware and software computer systems.
  4. The ability to apply project management techniques to computer systems.
  5. The ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of computer systems and networks.

The desired student outcomes for the ECET A.E.T. program are as follows:

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

Student outcomes specific to the electronics portion of the ECET A.E.T. program are as follows:

  1. The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  2. The applications of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

Student outcomes specific to the computer portion of the ECET A.E.T. program are as follows:

  1. The application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software applications, analog and digital electronics, microcomputers, operating systems, local area networks, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.
  2. The application of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of computer systems and associated software systems.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The following program educational objectives have been established for MET Bachelor of Science graduates:

  1. The graduates will possess the analytical & technical skills necessary to be productive early in their first position in the field and to have successful careers in the engineering environment.
  2. The graduates will be enabled to achieve increasing levels of leadership and responsibility throughout their careers.
  3. The graduates will be prepared to engage in life-long learning and continued professional development.
  4. The graduates will possess a commitment to professional ethics and respect for diversity in the workplace.
  5. The graduates will appreciate the importance of discovery and engage in the development of creative solutions contributing to the well-being and economic development of society.

The desired student outcomes for the MET B.S. program are as follows:

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge 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 non-technical environments; and an 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; and
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Student outcomes specific to the MET B.S. program are as follows:

  1. Application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
  2. Use of computer aided drafting and design software;
  3. Perform selection, set-up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation;
  4. Elements of differential and integral calculus;
  5. Manufacturing processes;
  6. Material science and selection;
  7. Solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.);
  8. Mechanical system design;
  9. Thermal sciences (such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.);
  10. Electrical circuits (ac and dc) and electronic controls;
  11. Application of industry codes, specifications and standards; and
  12. Technical communications typically used in preparation of engineering proposals, reports, and specifications.

The capstone experience, ideally multidisciplinary in nature, must be project based and include formal design, implementation and test processes.

The desired student outcomes for the MET A.E.T. program are as follows:

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

Student outcomes specific to the MET A.E.T. program are as follows:

  1. Application of principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing;
  2. Use of computer aided drafting and design software;
  3. Selection, set-up, and calibration of measurement tools/instrumentation;
  4. Preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
  5. Basic familiarity and use of industry codes, specifications, and standards;
  6. Use of basic engineering mechanics; and
  7. An integrating or capstone experience utilizing skills acquired in the program.

An associate degree program must have an integrating or capstone experience which utilizes the skills acquired.