Penn State Harrisburg

Assessment: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Objectives

The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program broadly defined to reflect the nature of the mechanical profession. The Program is designed, executed, and continuously improved in order to prepare students to:

  • work in industrial and governmental organizations that create, design, improve, and maintain products, processes, and systems that are integral to national and international economies.
  • work on and lead multidisciplinary teams that are charged to design sustainable and environmentally considerate power systems, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, machines, automation and control systems, consumer products, and manufacturing processes.
  • stay current through continuing education opportunities, professional conferences, and other self-learning experiences; have the ability to obtain and maintain professional licensing; and have the ability to attend graduate school.

Student Outcomes

  1. Students master the knowledge and skills to use state-of-the-art computational, analytical, computer-aided design tools and techniques, including modeling, simulation software, and thermal analysis, for solving engineering problems.
  2. Students have the ability to apply knowledge and adapt to emerging mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, and technology applications.
  3. Students have the ability to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and utilize their results for system, product, or process improvements.
  4. Students have the ability to apply creativity in the mechanical design of systems, products, or processes.
  5. Students have the ability to function as team members and leaders.
  6. Students have the ability to identify, define, analyze, and solve Mechanical Engineering Technology problems.
  7. Students have the ability to develop effective written and oral communication skills in class assignments.
  8. Students develop the ability to engage in lifelong learning for personal or professional improvement.
  9. Students have the ability to explore the professional, ethical, or social responsibilities of engineering technologists.
  10. Students have the opportunity to develop respect for and knowledge of social and cultural diversity as they address local, regional, or global issues.
  11. Students have the ability to demonstrate their commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and time management.
  12. Students have the ability to utilize practical skills in manufacturing processes, mechanical measurements, instrumentation, data analysis, and machine control.