Technology MS Manufacturing Systems
Students who have graduated in manufacturing engineering technology (MET) or related technical areas will find that this specialization is an opportunity to receive advanced preparation in a rapidly growing field. Increased international focus on productivity, quality, and automation has thrust the most advanced concepts of technology and management directly into the manufacturing arena. The critical need for integrating and applying these concepts into manufacturing systems is central to this specialization.
In addition to meeting the core requirements for the MS in Technology, MET students will complete 6 classes (18 credits) from the following:
- 531 -- Advanced Computer Numerical Control Programming. (3:2:3)
- 532 -- Manufacturing Systems. (3:2:2)
- 533 -- Manufacturing Information Systems. (3:2:3)
- 555 -- Composite Materials and Processing. (3:2:3)
- 572 -- Packaging Technologies. (3:2:2)
- 574 -- Tool Engineering. (3:2:3)
- 580 -- Manufacturing Simulation. (3:3:0)
Creative and Analytical Thinking
Demonstrate creative and analytical thinking skills that provide abasis for technological problem solving within their area of emphasis.
Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of leadership, teamwork, management, and professionalism.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on society.
Demonstrate a pattern of living consistent with high ethical and moral standards.
Demonstrate ability to perform rigorous, original research
Evidence of Learning
A valid assessment plan has been developed to address the assessment needs for the School of Technology graduate program. The intent of these internal assessment strategies is to continually enhance graduate education within the School of Technology.
- The School Graduate Committee is responsible to evaluate theses on a two-year basis for content, validity, and overall contribution.
- Admissions standards are evaluated on a yearly basis to verify if they are continually consistent with the School's graduate study goals and intents.
- Completing students are required to experience an exit interview.
- Graduates are tracked and surveyed at two and five years out to evaluate credibility to their graduate study experience.
- Incoming graduate students are evaluated yearly to understand the demographics of entering students and the validity of our program as it appears to the professional world.
Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement
The School of Technology continually monitors the achievement of the degree objectives and learning outcomes for each of the tracks in the MS Technology graduate program, and makes appropriate changes each year. The School of Technology graduate committee meets regularly to discuss graduate program issues, propose changes, and improve student learning. Changes approved in these meetings are implemented through the normal academic processes, as soon as the next cycle of changes permits. The following formal mechanisms are currently in place for evaluating and improving student learning at the graduate level:
1. Institutional reviews of graduate program.
2. Yearly faculty stewardship interviews with department chair.
3. Student feedback from course evaluations.
4. Department advisory board recommendations and feedback.
5. Yearly department retreat.