The Engineering Technology Program within the Department of Polytechnic Studies is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). ABET is the nationally-recognized agency responsible for accrediting educational programs leading to degrees in engineering, engineering technology, computing and applied science. Accreditation helps assure that the program has met quality standards.
Southeast Missouri State University provides professional education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and in practical experience.
The University, through teaching and scholarship, challenges students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. Students benefit from a relevant, extensive, and thorough general education; professional and liberal arts and sciences curricula; co-curricular opportunities; and real-world experiences. By emphasizing student-centered and experiential learning, the University prepares individuals to participate responsibly in a diverse and technologically-advanced world and in this and other ways contributes to the development of the social, cultural, and economic life of the region, state and nation.
The mission of the Department of Polytechnic Studies is to:
Developed based on dialogue with constituents. The expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation.
|OB1||Develops within our graduates the ability to communicate effectively.|
|OB2||Develops within our graduates the technical proficiency needed for the engineering technology practice, which will also serve as a foundation to engage in life-long learning.|
|OB3||Develops graduates who can effectively use technology for problem solving, decision making, implementation, management, and optimization of systems and processes.|
|OB4||Develops within our graduates the ability to work effectively in a team environment and an understanding of issues related to diversity and global community.|
|OB5||Develops within our graduates an understanding of the need to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards and a commitment to protect the public interest, safety, and the environment.|
Developed based on dialogue with constituents. What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.
|a||an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities|
|b||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|
|c||an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes|
|d||an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives|
|e||an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team|
|f||an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems|
|g||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|
|h||an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development|
|i||an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity|
|j||a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context|
|k||a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement|