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:
- 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 in theory courses
- opportunity to recover from High School performance problems
- hard-working "average" students succeed
- math and science are heavily used, but significantly less than in engineering
The following program educational objectives describe the expected capabilities of MET graduates.
A few years after graduation, Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will have the capability to:
- Be employed in a technical or management position where the skills and knowledge of mechanical engineering technology are utilized.
- Effectively apply engineering principles and technical knowledge to industrial problems.
- Work proactively and productively to create value as both members and leaders of teams.
- Communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical form.
- Continue life-long learning by bringing new technology into their workplace, through participation and membership in professional organizations and/or through the continuation of professional studies.
Students graduating from the MET program are expected to achieve the following outcomes:
- an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
- an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
- an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
- 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;
- an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
- an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
- a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org