Ohio University

Student Outcomes

The following learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology & Management were identified by department faculty, combined with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ desired outcomes, and verified with the department’s Industrial Advisory Board, program graduates, and employers.

COMPETENCE

  • Be a productive member of society by attaining gainful employment.
  • Apply the technical, engineering and business concepts to help the organization meet its goals and objectives.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCE

  • Apply engineering fundamentals (design, statistics, physics, and chemistry) to complex technological challenges and opportunities.
  • Purpose and apply technology to better the human condition.

MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

  • Differentiate common material properties and characteristics.
  • Distinguish between the impacts of manufacturing processes with emphasis on:
    1. Metal machining, CNC
    2. Metal fabrication and casting
    3. Plastics processes including molding, casting, forming and composites
    4. Hydraulics, pneumatics and power transmission
    5. Electronics, controls, robotics, and automation
  • Justify the impact of process selection on productivity, costs, quality, and safety.

PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN

  • Demonstrate competence in the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software including 2D and 3D solid modeling.
  • Identify the fundamental relationship between product design, processes selection, costs and quality to manufacture a product according to specifications.
  • Develop product and process documentation (drawings, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, standard routings, bills of material, product structures, workflow, and work instructions).
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and build tooling.

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCE

  • Identify and interpret the basic principles of leadership and supervision.
  • Apply business concepts (management, finance, marketing, and business law) when solving problems or assessing opportunities.
  • Calculate cost estimation and justification (return on investment, payback, etc.) and standard costs.
  • Effectively manage technology, projects, financials, and people to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Justify the key measures of business success including costs, quality, delivery, and service.
  • Apply technical and business concepts to the management of inventory including supply chain logistics, lean concepts, vendor selection, and qualification, economic order quantity (EOQ), warehousing, and "make versus buy" decisions.
  • Identify the requirements and expectations of a manager to create and maintain a safe working environment.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  • Identify and apply appropriate principles and processes of quality management (cost of quality, continuous improvement, six sigma, customer focus, and ISO standards).
  • Demonstrate competence using statistical process control and quality analysis tools.

ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS

  • Name and illustrate the structure and operation of a business enterprise.
  • Apply advanced computer competencies using hardware, software, networks, and systems integration to effectively manage a business enterprise.

COMMUNICATION

  • Professionally express technical topics orally, in writing, and graphically, both individually and as a team member.

DIVERSITY

  • Be aware of the international aspects of business.
  • Relate cultural differences as they apply to business situations.
  • Value and respect diversity in the workforce.

PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

  • Be honest, trustworthy, and accepting of ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate positive professional behavior.
  • Continuously improve individual skills and abilities.
  • Work effectively in a team environment

Project Management

  • Students will be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders using standard terminology from the project management lexicon.
  • Students will be able to synthesize a project management plan to effectively manage the execution of a project.
  • Students will be able to document and integrate project changes back into the project plan with respect to the original project constraints.