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ETM Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The program educational objectives (PEOs) have student outcomes that further define how the ETM program achieves success as part of the ETAC of ABET accreditation process.

1. Graduates will be prepared to effectively incorporate economic, non-economic and technical considerations in the systems decision making and problem solving processes. 

  • Ability to account for economic factors in engineering and management decisions and practices.
  • Ability to analyze and design work processes.
  • Ability to apply systems decision theory to complex problems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot or methodically find the root cause of a problem.
  • Ability to apply information from professional resources to solving problems.
  • Ability to account for ethical, social, environmental and other non-economic and non-process factors in engineering and management decisions and practices.

2. Graduates will be prepared to effectively manage projects. 

  • Ability to identify and organize project tasks.
  • Ability to schedule projects.
  • Ability to monitor and control projects.
  • The ability to identify project risks.
  • Ability to manage project closure.

3. Graduates will be prepared to effectively manage the quality of products and services. 

  • Ability to apply quality control and assurance methods.
  • Ability to use total quality and other quality management techniques.
  • Ability to perform measurements and statistical analysis.
  • An understanding of quality standards.
  • Ability to change a quality process.
  • Ability to train others to implement a quality control and assurance method or process.

4. Graduates will be prepared to effectively manage teams.

  • Ability to motivate and empower team members.
  • Ability to diagnose and solve team problems.
  • Ability to effectively run a meeting.

5. Graduates will be prepared to effectively communicate with management and technical personnel. 

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective technical and managerial presentations.
  • Ability to develop effective technical and managerial written communication.
  • Ability to effectively participate in meetings.
  • Ability to develop a persuasive proposal.

6. Graduates will be prepared to effectively manage their career. 

  • Awareness of and an ability to use appropriate resources to stay current in engineering technology management.
  • Awareness of and an ability to participate in professional development activities.
  • Recognition of the need for lifelong learning.

The Engineering Technology Management program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

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Division Chair
Jeannie Chapman, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator
Mr. Timothy Ellis

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