Program Objectives (TAC/ABET)

Program Educational Objectives (TAC/ABET)

The BSU MET Program has four (4) Program Educational Objectives. According to Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria, program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation.

1. Content Knowledge and Skills:

The graduates of the MET program at Ball State University will demonstrate competency in the program's specific courses along with courses from the university core curriculum and general program requirements.

2. Analytical Ability:

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will have the ability to synthesize solutions to complex manufacturing problems through the creative integration of manufacturing engineering technology principles and techniques, natural sciences, humanities, and mathematics.

3. Professionalism:

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will exhibit professional responsibility and sensitivity to a broad range of societal concerns including ethical, environmental, political, and regulatory issues in making decisions.

4. Self-Assessment, Teamwork, and Life-Long Learning:

Graduates of the MET program at BSU will understand the necessity for personal growth, self-reflection, and assessment to engage in successful professional practice and development throughout their careers.

Program Outcomes

The program outcomes according to the TAC/ABET criteria are statements that describe what units of knowledge or skill students are expected to acquire from the program to prepare them to achieve the program educational objectives. There are twelve (12) outcomes (a-l) of the MET program at BSU. The MET program at BSU must demonstrate that graduates have:

  1. An appropriate mastery of knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines,
  2. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology,
  3. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams
  6. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  9. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
  10. A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  12. An ability to apply contemporary skills and knowledge in a variety of manufacturing related positions as engineering technologists based upon the needs of Indiana and surrounding region.