Program Objectives & Outcomes

Relationship of Outcomes to Educational Objectives

ETIA Program Educational Objectives

The Instrumentation Engineering Technology (IET) program focuses on the application of electronics and computer technology to instrumentation, industrial automation, and process control systems. IET program prepares:

  • Graduates will have a sound knowledge base and skill sets to develop and expand professional careers in fields related to instrumentation technologies, process control, and industrial processes automation.
  • Graduates will be well-rounded individuals with strong personal skills, competent in all forms of communication, able to work in team environments, and possess a strong sense of professionalism.
  • Graduates will meet industry expectations in managing ethical, societal, and environmental issues in the practice of Instrumentation Engineering Technology.
  • Graduates will be capable of career advancement, professional development, and an understanding of the importance of life-long learning.

ETIA Student Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts of chemistry, physics & electric/ electronics to measurement & control systems.
  • Design and implement systems utilizing analog / digital control devices.
  • Apply the concepts of automatic control, including measurement, feedback and feed forward regulation for the operation of continuous and discrete systems.
  • Solve technical problems and be proficient in the analysis, design, test, and implementation of instrumentation and control systems utilizing appropriate software and hardware tools and devices.
  • Conduct information searching, processing and develop the ability for life-long learning.
  • Effectively communicate technical information and details verbally and in writing and be able to work in team.
  • Apply the concepts of mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to the design of process control systems.
  • Understand and utilize programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS) and supervisory control systems for control of manufacturing and processing systems.
  • Able to utilize modern and effective management skills for performing investigation, analysis, and synthesis in the implementation of automatic control systems.
  • Understand and uphold professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities.
  • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experimental results to improve process.

ETIA Program Outcomes

Lead Society: International Society of Automation

The field of instrumentation and control systems engineering technology is heavily dependent on the application of computers in the analysis, design, and operation of manufacturing and processing facilities. The program must demonstrate that graduates have the ability to:

  • apply concepts of automatic control, including measurement, feedback and feedforward regulation for the operation of continuous and discrete systems,
  • design and implement systems utilizing analog and/or digital control devices,
  • apply the concepts of chemistry, physics, and electricity/electronics to measurement and control systems,
  • apply the concepts of digital and microprocessor systems and functionality of system components/devices for the automation of processes,
  • apply the concepts of measurements and sensor selection, and
  • communicate the technical details of control systems using current techniques and graphical standards.

In addition, baccalaureate graduates must demonstrate the ability to:

  • apply the concepts of mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer to the design of process control systems, and
  • understand and utilize programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS) and supervisory control systems for control of manufacturing and processing systems.

Mathematics forms the basis for design, synthesis and analysis in the field of instrumentation and control engineering technology. Associate degree graduates must demonstrate the ability to apply algebra, trigonometry, and elementary calculus in the installation, calibration and trouble-shooting of control systems. Baccalaureate graduates must demonstrate proficiency in the utilization of differential and integral calculus and ordinary differential equations in the design, analysis, and performance assessment of control systems.

In the field of instrumentation and control engineering technology, management and technology are often inextricably intertwined. Therefore:

  • associate degree graduates must demonstrate the ability to recognize and apply the fundamental concepts of economics and management to problems in automatic control systems, and
  • baccalaureate degree graduates must demonstrate the ability to utilize modern and effective management skills for performing investigation, analysis, and synthesis in the implementation of automatic control systems.