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The ET program mission statement depicts the University teaching philosophy which is centered on the concept of linking theory to practice and the teaching methodology described as "learn by doing." The program mission statement follows a program objectives type format to be consistent across the three ET programs: http://www.csupomona.edu/~et/mission.htm
The mission of the Baccalaureate-level Engineering Technology program at Cal Poly Pomona is to prepare graduates for productive employment within their respective field upon graduation. The program objectives and metrics are listed below.
Objective #1 -- Be Effective Engineering Team Members. The program will prepare graduates to be effective members of the "engineering team" utilizing project management techniques.
Objective #2 -- Professional, Global, and Societal Responsibilities. The program will prepare graduates to have an appreciation of the professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities associated with engineering.
Objective #3 -- Technical Competency. The program will prepare graduates to be able to apply established math, science and engineering methods to analyze and solve practical engineering problems in industry.
Objective #4 -- Life Long Learning. The program will prepare graduates to appreciate the need for and utilize life-long learning and continuous improvement techniques to maintain currency in their profession.
Objective #5 -- Effective Communication. The program will prepare graduates to appreciate the need for, and ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
The educational objectives of this program are to provide each graduate with:
Engineering Competence - Graduates will be competent engineers with problem solving and design skills, and have the ability to apply mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
Foundation in modern technologies - Graduates will be knowledgeable about current technologies and will recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.
Professional Skills - Graduates will have strong communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in teams. They will be well prepared for work in industry.
Well-rounded education - Graduates will have knowledge of contemporary issues, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and possess a general education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. 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;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.