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UMass Lowell students work on their team's Steel Bridge during the competition at the 2014 New England ASCE Student Conference.

PEO and Student Outcomes

Electronic Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the UMass Lowell EET program are to have students that will achieve the following in their professional career after graduation:

  1. To effectively use critical thinking and problem solving skills, scientific and engineering knowledge and methods for application in industry;
  2. To be established and recognized as a valued professional and effective communicator in industries related to electrical engineering and electronic engineering technologies;
  3. To practice professionally in a collaborative, team-oriented manner that embraces the multicultural environment of today’s business world;
  4. To engage in lifelong learning and professional development via post graduate education and participation in professional organizations;
  5. To function as a responsible member of society with willingness to mentor fellow employees and an understanding of the ethical, social and economic impact of their work in a global context.

Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the UMass Lowell MET program are to have students that will achieve the following in their professional career after graduation:

  1. To effectively use critical thinking and problem solving skills, scientific and engineering knowledge and methods for application in industry;
  2. To be established and recognized as a valued professional and effective communicator in industries related to mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering technologies;
  3. To practice professionally in a collaborative, team-oriented manner that embraces the multicultural environment of today’s business world;
  4. To engage in lifelong learning and professional development via post graduate education and participation in professional organizations;
  5. To function as a responsible member of society with willingness to mentor fellow employees and an understanding of the ethical, social and economic impact of their work in a global context.

EET and MET Common Student Outcomes

For the UMass Lowell baccalaureate degree programs, the student outcomes are the following learned capabilities:

  • an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non- technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Broadly defined activities are those that involve a variety of resources; that involve the use of new processes, materials, or techniques in innovative ways; and that require a knowledge of standard operating procedures.