Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program educational objectives

Objective 1

PEO 1. Demonstrate a mastery of discipline specific knowledge, and exhibit analytical and practical skills and abilities.

Student outcomes

SO1, SO2, SO4, SO6, SO7, SO8, SO9, SO10

Objective 2

PEO 2. Exhibit professional integrity and the capability for ethical decision making.

Student outcomes


Objective 3

PEO 3. Exhibit the ability and willingness to pursue life-long learning and a commitment to continuous professional improvement.

Student outcomes

SO3, SO5

Objective 4

PEO 4. Exhibit the ability to effectively communicate using verbal, written, and graphical methods, and to function effectively as a team member team leader.

Student outcomes

SO3, SO5, SO7

Student outcome 1

SO 1. An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

Performance indicators

  1. Solve problems involving differential and integral calculus, and statistics.
  2. 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.
  3. In the areas of statics, dynamics, and strength of materials: Identify the applicable engineering principle(s), perform analyses, and generate a reasonable solution.

Student outcome 2

SO 2. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

Performance indicators

  1. In the context of a small project, design a system or component given requirements and constraints.
  2. 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.
  3. Develop design concepts and evaluate those concepts using a formal concept selection process.
  4. In the context of larger projects, perform material selection, detailed design, and manufacturing process planning using appropriate engineering analyses.
  5. Fabricate and construct functional prototypes based on design documentation.

Student outcome 3

SO 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

  1. Communicate graphically using engineering drawings, flow charts, diagrams, schematics, free body diagrams, and other graphical forms of communication.
  2. Communicate verbally in the context of effective presentations.
  3. Generate formal technical reports.

Student outcome 4

SO 4. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.

Performance indicators

  1. Conduct experiments and collect data.
  2. Analyze and interpret data, evaluate uncertainties, draw conclusions, and document experimental results.

Student outcome 5

SO 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

  1. Engage in project planning and project scheduling,  and track project progress.
  2. Actively assume responsibility, work to ensure project quality, and work to ensure timely milestone achievement.
  3. Identify and employ opportunities and resources outside the classroom for professional development and skill enhancement.

Student outcome 6

SO 6. An ability to apply the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Performance indicators

  1. Interpret control frames.
  2. Identify and apply appropriate geometric controls.
  3. Identify and apply appropriate measurement techniques to ensure compliance with geometric tolerances.

Student outcome 7

SO 7. An ability to use computer aided drafting and design software.

Performance indicators

  1. Create two dimensional engineering drawings.
  2. Apply dimensions and tolerances.
  3. Create three dimensional solid models.

Student outcome 8

SO 8. An ability to select, set up, and calibrate measurement tools and instrumentation.

Performance indicators

  1. Select, set up, calibrate, and employ appropriate metrological tools.
  2. Select, set up, calibrate, and employ appropriate sensors/instrumentation.

Student outcome 9

SO 9. An ability to identify and use industry codes, specifications, and standards at a basic level.

Performance Indicators
  1. Identify and interpret pertinent engineering standards in the context of engineering design or analysis.
  2. Generate relevant specifications in an engineering design context.

Student outcome 10

SO 10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

Performance indicators

  1. Identify ethical and societal issues associated with historical case studies or current events.
  2. Describe the ramifications of engineering decisions, and the professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities of engineers as they relate to those decisions.
Student Outcome TCM 110 TCM 273 TCM 281 TCM 315 TCM 325 TCM 331 TCM 337 TCM 347 TCM 355 TCM 359 TCM 551 TCM 365 TCM 411 TCM 438 TCM 498

Enrollment and graduation statistics

The table below illustrates combined data for Bachelor and Post-Baccalaureate Students with Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) as the declared major. 

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Total Enrollment 5 27 40 47 47 36
Degrees Conferred 0 0 2 2 5 2