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Program Objectives and Educational Outcomes

Program Objectives

The primary aim of the EMET program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply current methods and technology to the development, design, operation, and management of electro-mechanical systems, particularly in those industries where automated systems are prevalent. 

Specific educational objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide graduates with a broad knowledge of the electrical, electronic, mechanical devices; instrumentation; machine technology; computer applications; and control equipment applicable to electro-mechanical systems.
  • Prepare graduates who can apply technical knowledge to the development, operation, control troubleshooting, maintenance, and management of automated electro-mechanical systems.
  • Prepare graduates who can communicate effectively and work collaboratievely in multi-discipline teams. 
  • Prepare graduates who are productive professions in technical careers and who continue to adapt to changes in the technical fields.


Educational Outcomes

The program achieves these objectives by developing students’ abilities to accomplish a variety of specific outcomes while they are enrolled in the degree program.  Once they achieve these outcomes, graduates of the EMET program will be able to:

1.  Identify, analyze, and solve technical problems related to integration of electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, computers, and control components to perform industrial and manufacturing functions.

2. Apply concepts of calculus, differential equations, and probability and statistics, as appropriate to the applied design and analysis of electro-mechanical systems.

3. Plan and conduct experimental measurements, use modern test and data acquisition equipment, and analyze and interpret the results. 

4. Apply electrical, electronic, and mechanical devices; computers; and instrumentation systems, as appropriate, to the development, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems.

5. Apply advanced engineering mechanics, engineering materials, machine design, and fluid mechanics, as appropriate, to the development, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems.

6. Demonstrate basic knowledge of control systems, including appropriate computer technologies and programming skills, as appropriate, to the development, operation troubleshooting, and maintenance of electro-mechanical systems.

7. Choose appropriate technology to solve problems.

8. Apply the engineering design process to solve open ended problems.

9. Recognize the social, economic, safety, quality, reliability, and ethical issues in the work environment.

10. Effectively communicate their ideas and solutions orally, in writing, and graphically.

11. Demonstrate the ability to work as professionals on a team and in a project environment.

12. Recognize the need for life-long learning, be prepared to continue their education through formal or informal study, and be able to adapt to a continuously changing work environment.

13. Display a respect for diversity, and a knowledge of social global issues.