The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Management degree program at the Russ College has been accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) since 1979.
Accreditation means quality assurance and continuous improvement. The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering is the primary accrediting body for undergraduate technology management programs in the U.S. Completing an accredited undergraduate program ensures that your education meets the quality standards set by professional and technical societies in the profession.
The online Bachelor of Science in Project Management, as a program offered by Ohio University, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Visit the Russ College accreditation page to see enrollment and graduation data.
The work of Engineering Technology and Management (ETM) is steered by our mission, vision, and guiding principles.
The learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology & Management are a combination of goals identified by department faculty and the desired outcomes of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The learning outcome categories are employment, technical competence, materials and processes, product and process design, management competence, quality management, enterprise systems, communication, diversity, professionalism and ethical behavior, and project management. View the complete list of student outcomes.
The ETM department has mapped individual ETM course competencies to each of the ETM program Learning Outcomes. This mapping process provides insurance and evidence that all outcomes are addressed throughout the ETM program. This mapping process also provides methods of assessment for each of the course competencies. These assessments include student projects, quizzes, tests, presentations, papers, portfolios as well as other assessment techniques. Student success in gaining these learning outcomes is based on passing of the ETM courses which is based on cumulative assessment scores in each course. In addition to individual course assessments, the ETM program requires all ETM seniors to take the Certified Manufacturing Specialist exam. This certification test was selected due to its alignment with the majority of the ETM program outcomes. In addition, the certification exam is a national test provided and controlled by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). ATMAE is also a specialized program accreditation agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Results and analysis of student performance by topic of the CMS exam are provided to the ETM department after each testing. The ETM faculty review these results yearly and make curricular adjustments if needed. The ETM students continue to exceed the national averages for this certification exam. Through these assessment methods, program and course level feedback, loops are achieved.