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 Industrial & Engineering Technology 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 Graduates should be able to communicate effectively.
OB2 Graduates should have the technical proficiency needed for the engineering technology practice, which will also serve as a foundation to engage in life-long learning.
OB3 Graduates should be able to effectively use technology for problem solving, decision making, implementation, management, and optimization of systems and processes.
OB4 Graduates should be able to work effectively in a team environment.
OB5 Graduates should understand the need to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards and a commitment to protect the public interest, safety, and the environment.

BSET Program Educational 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
O1 Students will be able to utilize the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for contemporary engineering technology practice.
O2 Students will demonstrate creativity and critical thinking in the design of systems, components, or processes to meet desired technical, production, safety, or management criteria.
O3 Students will be able to identify, analyze, and apply principles and tools of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to systematically solve discipline related problems.
O4 Students will be able to conduct experiments, analyze data, interpret and apply results to solve problems related to optimizing systems and processes.
O5 Students will function effectively in team environment. They will be aware of leadership and group dynamics issues and exhibit a level of cooperation that allows for team productivity.
O6 Students will demonstrate effective communication skills including oral, written, and electronic means.
O7 Students will understand the ethical, professional, and social responsibilities associated with the engineering technology practice.
O8 Students will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues encountered in the engineering technology profession on issues related to diversity, the society and global community, and the impact technology decisions.
O9 Students will recognize the need for engaging in lifelong learning.
ABET Self-Study


Polytechnic Building 216
Department of Polytechnic Studies
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701