The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the body that accredits (Engineering Technology) ET programs. These standards may be found on web at http://www.abet.org.The Engineering Technology program is currently going through the self-study process for ABET accreditation with site visit tentatively planned for fall 2019.
The mission of the Engineering Technology program is to (1) sustain a quality, student-centered, industry oriented engineering technology curriculum and (2) prepare students with technical knowledge, real-world problem solving skills, leadership skills, and hand-on abilities to perform effectively in the global marketplace.
The objectives of the program are to produce graduates who:
- Will apply the principles of math, science, engineering, and technology to the solution of real-world technical problems.
- Will perform as technical leaders in the global marketplace.
- Will effectively use their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes within interpersonal and team environments.
- Will maintain high standards of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Will practice life-long learning.
Each graduate is expected to have:
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.