Program Outcomes (Mechanical Engineering)

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Curt Meyer

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At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of mathematics and applied science to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems.
  2. Visualize 3D objects and draw them in 2D, both by sketching and through the use of computer-aided drafting software.
  3. Analyze a loaded beam.
  4. Collect and analyze experimental data.
  5. Analyze a body in motion and describe using position, velocity, and acceleration.
  6. Identify characteristics of steel, ceramics, and plastics.
  7. Design and carry out experiments. 
  8. Identify and apply appropriate standards necessary to complete a project.
  9. Produce a complete set of drawings sufficient to manufacture a part, including dimensions and tolerances.
  10. Solve engineering problems through computer modeling, employing an engineering computer language, and hand calculations.
  11. Conduct standard tests, collect data, and apply results to improve processes.
  12. Design systems, components, or processes.
  13. Function professionally and with ethical responsibility as an individual and on multidisciplinary teams.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking