The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology will provide students with a strong background in traditional methods while emphasizing new and emerging manufacturing methods. Students will acquire the specialized skills needed to digitize and computer model manufacturing processes including integrated simulations of multiple processes representing an entire plant. Foundational course work in materials and material processing will also be stressed.
Upon graduation students will be able to apply commercially current methods of manufacturing in addition to creating simulations of these manufacturing processes enabling accurate detailed understanding of the dynamics of the process. These skills will promote identification and resolution of potential failures and bottlenecks. The creation of the simulations will require the exercise of the digital scanning skills included in the curriculum. The student’s process knowledge gained though simulation skills will be directly applicable to the design and operation of real processes on the shop floor.
The curriculum utilizes multiple, state of the art, additive manufacturing technologies in conjunction with commercial CNC machine tools and state of the art, computerized metrology systems. The multiple scanning technologies and industrially current software are used in the instruction of collecting and processing of digital data for integration into the multi-level computer simulation(s) The successful graduate will have possible employment with major manufacturing firms, processing industries such as the gas and oil industry, mining and food processing in addition to the construction industry, architecture also, film and media. The broad scope of the curriculum will provide a good preparation for entrepreneurial opportunities.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology
The Navajo Technical University (NTU) engineering technology alumni will show that they meet expectations by performing within one or more of these parameters in five to seven years after graduation:
- Show progress in their career through greater supervisory tasks or increasing technical accountability.
- Acquire professional engineer’s license, other certifications of expertise in technical areas or attend graduate school in an appropriate technical discipline.
- Demonstrate success by continuing employment and/or technical accomplishments as entrepreneurs, civil servants or in commercial or industrial endeavors.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (B.A.S.) in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- 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;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
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