Associate Degree: AD-MET

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Apply math and physics principles to the solution of engineering technical problems.

  2. Use applied skills to identify, evaluate, and solve complex technical problems.

  3. Use engineering computer software to facilitate engineering problem solving.

  4. Function effectively in team-oriented activities.

  5. Demonstrate the knowledge of expected standards of ethical and professional conduct.

  6. Verbally communicate ideas.

  7. Prepare well-written technical reports.

  8. In addition, our graduates will have the necessary fundamentals to pursue life-long learning.

Program-specific objectives for students who are graduates of the AD-MET program

  • Are able to analyze and design complex mechanical components and systems.
  • Are able to set-up experimental testing procedures and selectively utilize data to reinforce engineering concepts.
  • Have a basic understanding of modern manufacturing methods used to facilitate the production of consumer products.

Student Outcomes

MET program outcomes are defined for the associate and baccalaureate programs considering the associate program as an integral part of the baccalaureate program. In other words, program outcomes for the associate degree program are a subset of the baccalaureate degree program outcomes.

  1. Knowledge of modern engineering computer aided design methods and techniques used in the graphical representation of mechanical components. 

  2. Fundamental knowledge of engineering materials and how these materials are used in the design of machine components and systems. 

  3. The ability to apply creative technical skills to the analysis and design of mechanical components and systems. 

  4. Fundamental knowledge of modern manufacturing methods, especially in the areas of machining, quality control, and process control.

  5. Knowledge of machine mechanisms analysis and synthesis that is essential to the design of machines and machine systems.

  6. Knowledge of modern computer aided engineering analysis and design that is essential to the design of machines and machine systems.

  7. A basic working knowledge of energy transfer concepts essential to the analysis and design of machines and machine systems. 

  8. Written and verbal communication skills necessary for success in the modern industrial environment. 

  9. Mathematical and physical science skills necessary for the successful application of engineering concepts to design projects.

  10. Effective team work skills as a member and/or a leader.

  11. Fundamental knowledge of effective data presentation and technical report writing.

See graduation and enrollment data for AD-MET.