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College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Department Mission

The Mission of Department of Manufacturing & Construction Engineering Technology (MCET) is to support the career aspirations of undergraduate and graduate students, and to fulfill the needs of their current and future employers. The department offers, develops, and continuously improves educational programs to meet these needs. The programs are accessible to traditional and nontraditional students, and support evolving career objectives by emphasizing lifelong learning.

Department Goals

  1. Offer certificate, associate, bachelor, and graduate degree programs that meet the varied needs of regional industry.
  2. Support a diverse community of learners.
  3. Promote the scholarly and creative achievements of faculty and students.
  4. Pursue continuous improvement.

The Engineering Technology A.S. and B.S. programs (ARET, CET, CNET, IET, and MET) are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET).

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities students are expected to acquire from the program, to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. These outcomes are demonstrated by the student in each course in the curriculum and measured by the program at the time of graduation. Program outcomes are developed based ETAC/ABET general and program criteria.

Program Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. They are consistent with the mission of the university, the mission of the college and the goals of the department. They are determined and periodically evaluated based on the needs of the constituencies served by the programs.

ARET A.S. Program Objectives

  1. To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industry.
  4. To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in life-long learning.

CET A.S. Program Objectives

  1. To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industry.
  4. To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in life-long learning.

CNET B.S. Program Objectives

  1. To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry, with a special emphasis on sustainable construction.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To be responsive to the ever changing technologies of the construction industry.
  4. To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in life-long learning.

IET A.S. Program Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, technical, analytical, and managerial skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve integrated systems in manufacturing and service industries that include people, materials, equipment, information, and energy.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To prepare graduates for both immediate employment and continuation in the BS program.

IET B.S. Program Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, technical, analytical, and managerial skills necessary to develop, implement, and improve integrated systems in manufacturing and service industries that include people, materials, equipment, information, and energy.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To prepare graduates for careers in higher levels of system design, integration, and management.

MET A.S. Program Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability and hands-on skills to enter careers in installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, computer-aided design, or maintenance of basic mechanical systems.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  3. To prepare graduates for both immediate employment and continuation in the BS program.

MET B.S. Program Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates with knowledge, problem solving ability, and hands-on skills to enter careers in analysis, applied design, development, implementation, manufacturing, testing, technical sales, evaluation, or oversight of mechanical systems and processes.
  2. To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

Quality Certificate Objectives

  1. To prepare graduates with skills in techniques related to quality, such as design of experiments, metrology, and statistical process control.