Mechanical Engineering Technology Goals

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Goals

The educational experience of our students is a top priority in our department. To help monitor the effectiveness of our curriculum and the quality of a Buffalo State's Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree, we have formalized and upgraded many of the assessment and evaluation activities which have been a part of our educational program for many years.

We have established three educational goals for our undergraduate students:

1. To instill in our students a high-quality basic education in mechanical engineering technology fundamentals.

2. To develop in our students the skills required to apply engineering fundamentals to the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of mechanical engineering technology problems.

3. To foster in our students personal development to ensure a lifetime of professional success and an appreciation for the ethical and social responsibilities of a mechanical engineering technologist and a world citizen.

TAC/ABET Student Learning Outcomes

(a.) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b.) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.

(c.) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

(d.) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

(e.) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f.) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g.) An ability to communicate effectively.

(h.) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a global and societal context.

(i.) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

(j.) A knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k.) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering technology practice.