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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Student Learning Outcomes

Mechanical Engineering Technology Mission

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at SUNY Canton will provide students with the expertise, knowledge, and practical industry skills that will make them successful in the field of mechanical engineering technology after graduation and capable of continued growth either through professional development or continued graduate education. 

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  2. 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
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  7. 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
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Program Specific Criteria

MET1: Demonstrate use of CAD design software and application of GD&T principles and basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards in the design of mechanical components

MET2: Practice the selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation

MET3: Prepare technical laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems

MET4: Apply statics, strength of materials and dynamics to solve engineering problems

MET5: Integrate and apply acquired skills through a capstone experience.

METBT6: Apply differential and integral calculus to solve engineering problems

METBT7: Select or use manufacturing processes to solve engineering problems

METBT8: Design mechanical components and systems with consideration given to material selection

METBT9: Apply thermal sciences (fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer) to solve engineering problems

METBT10: Analyze AC/DC circuits and use electrical instruments to measure and collect data; and apply the use of electronic controls

METBT11: Application of industry codes, specifications, and standards

METBT12: Use technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.

METBT13: Engage in a capstone experience, ideally multidisciplinary in nature, must be project based and include formal design, implementation and test processes.

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Lucas Craig
Department Chair