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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-18 University Catalog 
  
2017-18 University Catalog

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology Department


Jeffrey Hayen, Department Chair
Steve Edgeman, Program Director, Undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Joe Stuart, Program Director, Graduate Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Josh Millard, Program Director, Mechanical Engineering
David Culler, Program Director, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Wangping Sun, Program Director, Wilsonville Programs
Nathan Mead and Wahab Abrous, Joint Interim Program Directors, Seattle-Boeing Programs
 
Professors: D. Culler, N. Mead, B. Moravec, R. Shih, W. Sun, L. Wolf
Associate Professors: W. Abrous, I. Demeshko-Prosnik, Y. Gao, J. Hayen, J. Stuart, Assistant
Professors: S. Edgeman, D. Lee, J. Millard, S. Sloan,

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Program Mission Statement

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering technology program. Its mission is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge for successful careers in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The Program Educational Objectives of Oregon Tech's Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates who:

  • are able to analyze and design practical mechanical and manufacturing systems
  • communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects
  • succeed in entry-level manufacturing engineering positions
  • pursue continued professional development

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Engineering graduates will find a wide range of opportunities for employment in manufacturing design, research and development, testing, educational institutions, consulting and business. Manufacturing Engineering Technology also prepares students for further study in graduate school. In today's engineering environment, manufacturing engineers are often called upon to perform a wide range of tasks, from designing and purchasing manufacturing equipment to improving and troubleshooting the manufacturing process. Manufacturing engineers are involved in the design and continuous improvement of products, manufacturing equipment and production tooling. The Manufacturing Engineering curriculum provides education in a variety of areas including manufacturing process, robotics and automation, industrial controls, manufacturing tool design, computer aided design and manufacturing, engineering materials, manufacturing planning and quality control. Technical Electives allow the student flexibility in developing technical breadth or focus in their areas of interest.

Bachelor Program Objectives

The objective of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology undergraduate program is to offer the student a quality education that provides the greatest possible opportunity for rewarding and successful careers. This includes practical training and technical education in engineering, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing equipment as well as supplemental coursework in communications, mathematics, science, social science, and business.

Master Program Objectives

The objective of the graduate program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is to offer students an advanced level of education that will help them to be successful in their professional career. This includes the theoretical and practical training in manufacturing systems, design for manufacturability, development of lean enterprise, quality engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, project management and information systems. The master's degree is also available online to students meeting the admission requirements for the program. There are no residency requirements for this degree. The same degree requirements apply to the online program.

Student Preparation

Students planning to enter the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program are strongly encouraged to take mathematics and science training in high school. In addition, courses such as drafting, CAD, computer skills, and industrial arts will prove beneficial.

Cooperative Education Program

Students in the Bachelor of Science degree program have an opportunity to work in industry for a specified time and receive college credit. They are encouraged to meet with the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Undergraduate Program Director. MFG students have the opportunity to participate in the state-wide MECOP internship program. For information, see the following Web site: https://mecopinc.org.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Program Mission Statement

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering program. Its mission is to provide graduates the skills and knowledge for successful careers in mechanical engineering.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing alumni to achieve.

The program expects graduates to achieve, within several years of graduation, the following objectives. Mechanical Engineering graduates will have:

  • demonstrated the ability to analyze, design and improve practical thermal and/or mechanical systems
  • shown the ability to communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects
  • succeeded in entry-level mechanical engineering positions regionally and nationally
  • pursued continued professional development, including professional registration, if desired
  • successfully pursued engineering graduate studies and research, if desired

Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest branch of engineering providing graduates the ability to pursue many varied career paths. It encompasses a wide variety of specialties including alternative energy, mechanical design, thermal/fluids/heat transfer, and mechatronics to name a few. Graduates will find a wide range of opportunities for employment in design, research and development, testing, manufacturing, government agencies, educational institutions, consulting and business. The Mechanical Engineering degree also prepares the student for further study in graduate school.

Objectives of the Program

The Mechanical Engineering Program at Oregon Institute of Technology provides an excellent theoretical and applied or hands on engineering education. The program provides graduates with a foundation in fundamentals, applications, design, project management, communications, and professional and ethical responsibility.

The program offers coursework in all of the above areas beginning with mathematics, science, machining, welding, and computer aided design topics in the freshman year. Engineering science and physics courses are typically taken by the student in the sophomore year. Junior and senior curriculum is devoted to analysis, design, and testing aspects of mechanical engineering. Technical electives are available for students to pursue their particular fields of interest.

Throughout the four-year curriculum, emphasis is placed on oral and written communication skills, teamwork and cooperation, and hands on laboratory and project work. Graduates are well-rounded engineers and readily accepted into industry or graduate programs.

Student Preparation

Students planning to enter the Mechanical Engineering curriculum should undertake Mathematics/science training in high school. Such courses as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, drafting, CAD, writing, speech, and shop classes will prove beneficial.

Cooperative Field Experience

There is an opportunity for students in the Bachelor of Science degree program to work in industry for a specified time and receive college credit. Those interested in such an opportunity are encouraged to work out the details with the Mechanical Engineering Program Director. Mechanical Engineering students have the opportunity to participate in the state-wide MECOP internship program. For information, see the following Web site: https://mecopinc.org.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Program Mission Statement

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering technology program. Its mission is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge for successful careers in mechanical engineering and manufacturing.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The Program Educational Objectives of Oregon Tech's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates who:

  • are able to analyze and design practical mechanical systems
  • communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects
  • succeed in entry-level mechanical and manufacturing engineering positions
  • pursue continued professional development

Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates find a wide range of opportunities for employment in design, research and development, testing, manufacturing, government agencies, educational institutions, consulting and business. The largest number of graduates are employed by manufacturing firms. There, the graduates may develop new products, improve existing products, modify existing products for easier manufacture, or develop equipment for use in the production process. The work done by Mechanical Engineering Technologists varies widely. Interfacing computers and machines is a rapidly growing area of employment. This involvement with robotics and automation is having an impact on most mechanical systems. New materials such as high strength ceramics and polymers, fiber reinforced plastics, and new bonding agents are growing in importance and their applications will offer many interesting and fulfilling careers. Energy systems become increasingly important as energy costs rise. Aerospace firms employ many Oregon Tech graduates in design, testing, and manufacturing. Careers in such traditional areas as power plants, heating and cooling systems, gas and steam turbines, and automotive systems are within the domain for the Mechanical Engineering Technologist.

Objectives of the Program

The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is to ensure that graduates of this curriculum acquire competency in those theoretical, applied engineering and practical subjects necessary to become successful in their careers. The program strives to maintain a reputation for academic standards that will assure graduates a welcome by prospective employers.

Student Preparation

Students planning to enter the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum should undertake mathematics-science training in high school. Such courses as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, drafting, CAD, English, writing, speech, and shop classes will prove beneficial.

Cooperative Field Experience

There is an opportunity for students in the Bachelor of Science degree program to work in industry for a specified time and receive college credit. Those interested in such an opportunity are encouraged to work out the details with the Mechanical Engineering Technology program director. MET students have the opportunity to participate in the state-wide MECOP internship program. For information, see the following Web site: https://mecopinc.org.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/ or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

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