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BS in Engineering Technology

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The B.S. degree in Engineering Technology is designed to fulfill the mission of ECSU to provide high quality education, increase enrollment and provide opportunities for students to help alleviate the need for Engineering Technology education, in the 21 counties of northeastern North Carolina. The high quality of the proposed program will not only prepare a highly competitive workforce, but will also make graduates more marketable and its overall benefits will attract more students, in- turn supporting the institution's goals in terms of providing high quality education and projected enrollment increase.

Program Educational Objectives:

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years (three years) of graduation including the career and professional accomplishments.

The Engineering Technology program will produce graduates who are able to:
Objective 1

Actively remain aware of the professional and ethical standards in the field of engineering technology through pursuing or completing an advance degree, professional development course and/or engineering certifications.

Objective 2

Effectively use communication skills and tools to productively work in a team environment with others of diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

Objective 3

Apply fundamental principles of engineering technology to solve complex problems and/or design systems that contribute to the efficiency or effectiveness of their professional organization.

Objective 4
Utilize technology and leadership skills to make sound decisions to implement, manage and integrate systems or processes that comply with professional standards.

Revised May 2014

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that students have learned from completing the Engineering Technology program. Each student learning outcome is mapped to a program education objective, which prepares graduates to attain the program educational objectives within a few years of graduation.

Outcome 1
Students will be able to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

Outcome 2
Students will be able to select and apply principles of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.

Outcome 3
Students will be able to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.

Outcome 4
Students will be able to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.

Outcome 5
Students will be able to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Outcome 6
Students will be able to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

Outcome 7
Students will be able to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

Outcome 8
Students will be able to recognize the need for engage in lifelong learning to maintain and enhance their knowledge of the discipline.

Outcome 9
Students will be able to identify contemporary issues encountered in the engineering technology profession related to diversity and the impact of technology decision on a global society.

Outcome 10
Students will be able to explain the ethical and professional responsibilities associated with the practice of engineering technology.

Outcome 11
Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of quality, timeliness and continuous improvement to the field of engineering technology.