Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Objectives and Student Outcomes

MET Objectives

MET Program Educational Objectives: (educational objectives to be attained by graduates after completion of program academic requirements and 2-3 years of subsequent employment)

  1. an ability to perform applied design, evaluation, testing and assessment of mechanical related systems, and
  2. an ability  to analyze, , problem solve,  develop, implement, or oversee advanced mechanical systems and processes, and
  3. competence in a field of mechanical engineering technology, or specialty area, or in the management of technical personnel, and 
  4. an ability to successfully compete in a rapidly changing world and obtain satisfying employment

MET Student Outcomes

Graduates in the NMSU Mechanical Engineering Technology program will have:

  1. Possess good oral, technical written, graphical communication skills.
  2. Mechanical and Electrical Understanding of basic circuits and controls.
  3. Effectively apply appropriate techniques to solve mechanical, thermal, and fluid systems problems.
  4. Effectively apply basic modeling and simulation techniques that would aid with the design, improvement, implementation, or repair of mechanical systems.
  5. Effectively apply basic manufacturing processes and methodologies.
  6. Effectively collaborate with others by leading aspects of projects, being a productive/effective team member team-player, valuing diversity, and listening to stakeholders.
  7. Be able to apply critical thinking, evaluate situations, trouble-shoot, problem-solve, apply knowledge, and know how to draw from resources.
  8. Effectively adapt to change, including changes in projects, responsibilities, and timelines.
  9. Recognize the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  10. Demonstrate of professional stewardship by upholding commitments and meeting expectations.
  11. Recognize the importance of maintaining a high level of integrity and trust and safety.
  12. A commitment to lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and an understanding of the impact of Engineering Technology on society and the world.