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:
(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.
a. geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
b. selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
c. basic engineering mechanics.
d. differential and integral calculus;
e. manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design;
f. thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.;
g. electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls
h. application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.
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