MET Outcomes & Objectives/ABET Accreditation
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) comprises a wide range of technical and engineering related activities including design, development, testing, manufacturing, and production; field service engineering; and marketing sales. The scope of Mechanical Engineering Technology includes transportation, power generation, fluid power, energy conversion, climate control, machine design, manufacturing and automation, and process control.
Mechanical Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University is a Bachelor of Science program that offers graduates the education breadth and depth to fill challenging and rewarding positions. The courses stress the application of scientific and technical knowledge. Laboratory courses provide opportunities to observe and apply scientific and technical concepts.
The Program is a Four-Year B.S. Degree with an Emphasis on:
- Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing/Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE)
- Fluid Power (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electronic Control)
- Applied Engineering Analysis
- Manufacturing and Materials
- engineering and scientific knowledge
- practical skills
- current technologies
All of these are designed to prepare graduates for employment within industry’s engineering team.
What Makes MET Different?
- courses in MET every semester
- "hands on" Laboratories with most courses
- emphasis on applications of theory in nearly every course
- opportunity to advance your education from High School or military service
- hard-working students succeed
- math and science are heavily used in the context of applications rather than abstract equations
The following program educational objectives describe the expected capabilities of MET graduates.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program at Oklahoma State University focuses on preparing graduates so that they are able to productively contribute at their workplace after a short introductory period. A graduate from the OSU MET program should be able to:
- Employ the latest design and analysis tools in engineering and manufacturing.
- Introduce new technologies and methods into their workplace to maximize value to their employer.
- Work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace by using the highest standards of ethics and personal integrity.
- Be a life-long learner through participation and membership in professional organizations, continuation of professional/graduate studies, and/or self-study.
Students graduating from the MET program are expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- 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;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org