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Aligned Program Educational Objectives with Outcomes, Institutional Mission and Needs of Program Constituents

Shawnee State University Mission Statement

We prepare today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

College of Professional Studies Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Professional Studies is to graduate students with a competitive advantage for professional practice. 

Plastics Engineering Technology Mission Statement

We graduate students with a competitive advantage for professional practice in the plastics industry.

Plastics Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The educational objectives of the Plastics Engineering Technology Program at SSU are to produce graduates who, within a few years of graduation, are able to:

  1. be successfully employed in an engineering technology or related field, or accepted into graduate programs;
  2. be effective in the design of engineering technology solutions and the practical application of engineering technology principles using high safety standards;
  3. be able to demonstrate initiative and ownership either as a leader or a member of a team;
  4. demonstrate effective listening and communication skills;
  5. understand and apply professional, ethical, and quality standards of excellence consistent with plastics industry (and SPE Code of Ethics);
  6. expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences in preparation for tomorrow’s world;
  7. serve their communities, whether locally, nationally, or globally; respecting diversity, cultures, legislation and the environment.

Plastics Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (SOs) – ABET (1-5)

Proposed ETAC outcomes beginning 2019-20

By the time students graduate from the Plastics Engineering Technology program they are expected to have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.