Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program educational objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the Missouri State University Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are:

MET graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate a mastery of discipline specific knowledge, and exhibit analytical and practical skills and abilities.
  2. Exhibit professional integrity and the capability for ethical decision making.
  3. Exhibit the ability and willingness to pursue life-long learning and a commitment to continuous professional improvement.
  4. Exhibit the ability to effectively communicate using verbal, written, and graphical methods, and to function effectively as a team member and team leader.
Student Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives Mapping
Student Outcome Program Educational Objective
SO 1      
So 2    
SO 3    
SO 4      
SO 5    
SO 6      
SO 7    
SO 8      
SO 9      
SO 10      

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Missouri State University Mechanical Engineering Technology program are:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Solve problems involving differential and integral calculus, and statistics.
    • In the areas of mechanical physics, electrical physics, electrical circuits, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and fluid mechanics:  Identify the applicable engineering principle(s), perform analyses, and generate a reasonable solution.
    • In the areas of statics, dynamics, and strength of materials:  Identify the applicable engineering principle(s), perform analyses, and generate a reasonable solution.
  2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • In the context of a small project, design a system or component given requirements and constraints.
    • Define engineering specifications based on customer needs and realistic constraints, and identify and employ appropriate engineering standards from entities such as the American Society for the Testing of Materials, the American Society of Mechanical
    • Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, etc.
    • Develop design concepts and evaluate those concepts using a formal concept selection process.
    • In the context of larger projects, perform material selection, detailed design, and manufacturing process planning using appropriate engineering analyses.
    • Fabricate and construct functional prototypes based on design documentation.
  3. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Communicate graphically using engineering drawings, flow charts, diagrams, schematics, free body diagrams, and other graphical forms of communication.
    • Communicate verbally in the context of effective presentations.
    • Generate formal technical reports.
  4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Conduct experiments and collect data.
    • Analyze and interpret data, evaluate uncertainties, draw conclusions, and document experimental results.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams, and an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Engage in project planning and project scheduling, and track project progress.
    • Actively assume responsibility, work to ensure project quality, and work to ensure timely milestone achievement.
    • Identify and employ opportunities and resources outside the classroom for professional development and skill enhancement.
  6. An ability to apply the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Interpret control frames.
    • Identify and apply appropriate geometric controls.
    • Identify and apply appropriate measurement techniques to ensure compliance with geometric tolerances.
  7. An ability to use computer aided drafting and design software.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Create two dimensional engineering drawings.
    • Apply dimensions and tolerances.
    • Create three dimensional solid models.
  8. An ability to select, set up, and calibrate measurement tools and instrumentation.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Select, set up, calibrate, and employ appropriate metrological tools.
    • Select, set up, calibrate, and employ appropriate sensors/instrumentation.
  9. An ability to identify and use industry codes, specifications, and standards at a basic level.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Identify and interpret pertinent engineering standards in the context of engineering design or analysis.
    • Generate relevant specifications in an engineering design context.
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
    Performance Indicators: 
    • Identify ethical and societal issues associated with historical case studies or current events.
    • Describe the ramifications of engineering decisions, and the professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities of engineers as they relate to those decisions.
Student Outcomes
Course SO 1 SO 2 SO 3 SO 4 SO 5 SO 6 SO 7 SO 8 SO 9 SO 10
TCM 110        
TCM 273              
TCM 281              
TCM 315              
TCM 325                
TCM 331    
TCM 337        
TCM 347          
TCM 355                
TCM 359                
TCM 365              
TCM 411      
TCM 438              
TCM 498  
TCM 551                

Historical Enrollment and Graduation Data: B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

Academic Year

Total Enrollment

B.S. Degrees Conferred

2014-2015 5 0
2015-2016 27 0
2016-2017 40 2
2017-2018 47 2
2018-2019 44 5
2019-2020 36 8
2020-2021 30 3