Mechanical Engineering Technology Objectives and Outcomes
The Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program is committed to achieving key Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes. These operational objectives and outcomes provide the basis from which the program assures the integrity of the academic program and the capabilities of its graduates. They are listed as follows:
Program Educational Objectives: The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at SUNY Canton seeks to produce graduates that satisfy two primary P.E.O’s within three broad based areas: The two Primary P.E.O’s that we feel are measureable through Graduate and Employer Surveys are:
PEO 1. Graduates of the MET program will continue their education to earn a BS degree in a closely related field of MET.
PEO 2. Graduates of the MET program will begin their career with gainful employment in the mechanical technology related fields.
The achievement of these primary educational objectives will be the challenge program faculty, staff, students, advisory board, college administration and community will assume to ensure success in developing three broad based areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Program Outcomes: Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate the following outcomes at the time of graduation. Assessment of these outcomes will be determined through student course objective surveys, faculty-student reviews, graduate surveys, employer surveys, and a final design project presentation given to the Industrial Advisory board.
- The ability to use a commercially accepted computer aided design (CAD) software to produce industrial accepted drawings and read industrial blue prints applying the most current industrial standards.
- The ability to setup, operate and program CNC equipment.
- Mathematical skills in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, using analytical problem solving methods.
- The ability to produce written documents and deliver oral-visual presentations using current industrial accepted standards and software.
- The ability to work effectively in teams and support an argument to defend a position.
- The ability to use test equipment to effectively diagnose and resolve problems related to AC/DC electricity, industrial instrumentation and programmable logic controllers (PLC’s).
- The ability to resolve fundamental problems related to: materials, statics, shear and moment diagrams and design a mechanical component using non destructive failure theories.
- The ability to solve hydraulic, pneumatic or Thermo-fluid problems and work with design, installation and maintenance of such systems.