Mission Statement, Program Education Objectives, & Student Outcomes
Engineering Technology - Applied Systems Technology, B.S.

ET Mission Statement

The mission of the Engineering Technology Program is to prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in process and systems design, technical sales, manufacturing operations, maintenance or service functions of a manufacturing enterprise. Further, the program supports the university’s mission and commitment to the community as it provides industries in North Carolina and the region with graduates capable of being immediately productive and a faculty responsive to the region’s economic growth.

ET Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

ABET definition: Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

Graduates of the Engineering Technology Program will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adopting to new technology and career challenges.

ET Student Outcomes/Assessment:

ABET Definition: Student Outcomes are narrower statements that describe what
students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Upon graduation, B.S. in Engineering Technology - Applied Systems Technology (ET) students will have:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, technique, 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 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; and
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.



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