Engineering Technology Accreditation

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.

Program Constituents

  • Students/Parents
  • Alumni
  • Employers/Industry
  • Faculty

Institutional Mission

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.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Polytechnic Studies is to:

  • Provide curricula to prepare students for technical and technical management-orientated employment in business, industry, education, and government which is vital to the region and the state.
  • Prepare students to apply and manage technology to solve practical problems.
  • Provide state-of-the-art facilities, instructional programs, experiential learning, and research experiences for students to develop linkages between theory and practice.
  • Provide synergy between traditional classroom teaching and practical “hands-on” learning using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all programs offered in the department.
  • Encourage and support continuous faculty development in order to encourage faculty to remain current with technology relevant to their instructional areas of responsibility through professional and applied research activities.
  • Utilize faculty and student expertise to provide professional assistance to related businesses and industries in the area.

BSET Program Educational Objectives

Developed based on dialogue with constituents. The expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation.

Objective Description
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.

BSET Program Student Outcomes

Developed based on dialogue with constituents. What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Outcome Description
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

Contact

573.651.2104
polytech@semo.edu
Polytechnic Building 216
Department of Polytechnic Studies
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701