Program Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc., ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary fo the U.S. Department of Education.  

Program Mission

The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science program at the Oregon Institute of Technology is an applied engineering program. Its mission is to provide graduates the hands-on skills and academic knowledge for successful careers in mechanical engineering or related fields.

*The BSME Mission Statement was discussed, adjusted, and approved with the faculty and the MMET IAB members during a meeting on 11/19/2021.

Program Educational Objectives

The program expects graduates from the Mechanical Engineering Tachelor of Science program at Oregon Institute of Technology to have achieved the following objectives within several years of graduation:

  • Demonstrated the ability to design, analyze, implement, and improve mechanical systems.
  • Showed the ability to communicate effectively and work well on team-based engineering projects.
  • Succeeded in mechanical engineering positions.
  • Pursued continued professional development, including professional registration if desired. 
  • Successfully pursued engineering graduate studies and research if desired.

*The BSME Program Educational Objectives were discussed, adjusted, and approved with the faculty and the MMET IAB members during a meeting on 11/19/2021.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering faculty formally assess the student learning outcomes which is summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records. 

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Mechanical Engineering program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website:

Basic Definitions

Program Educational Objectives -- Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.

Student Outcomes -- Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as the progress through the program. 

Assessment -- Assessment is one or more processes that identify, collect, and prepare data to evaluate the attainment of student outcomes. Effective assessment uses relevant direct, indirect, quantitative, and qualitative measures as appropriate to the outcome being measured. Appropriate sampling methods may be used as part of an assessment process. 

Evaluation -- Evaluation is one or more processes for interpreting the data and evidence accumulated through assessment processes. Evaluation determines the extent to which student outcomes are being attained. Evaluation results in decisions and actions regarding program improvement.

Enrollment and Graduate Data


BS. IN Mechanical Engineering
Enrollment and Graduate Data
Academic Year BSME Undergraduate Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Full Time Part TIme
Klamath Falls 225 16 38
Portland-Metro 15 14 2
Seattle 3 85 12
Klamath Falls 221 23 35
Portland-Metro 22 20 4
Seattle 1 74 12
Klamath Falls 224 15 35
Portland-Metro 24 44 3
Seattle 6 68 14
Klamath Falls 222 15 38
Portland-Metro 38 29 8
Seattle 6 57 12
Klamath Falls 217 23 38
Portland-Metro 39 29 15
Seattle 4 29 15

Program Constituencies

Constituents are those having an interest in the resulting graduates' education. The constituents of the BSME program include:

  • Community colleges
  • Alumni
  • Industry/Employers
  • Industry Advisory Board 

(Last Name, First)
Title/Profession Organization/Company
Williams, Rick Founder and Principal Oregon Applied Research, LLC
Thiel, Scott VP of Engineering, R&D Climax Portable Machine Tools
Becker, Joseph Product Manager Phoseon Technology
Scheck, Trevor Program Manager Stanley Infrastructure
Jones, Jerry Director of Product Engineering JELD-WEN
Jacobs, Jake Executive Director Oregon Aviation Industries
Yagla, David Coordinating Product Engineering Manager JELD-WEN
Duffin, Chris Chief Visionary Kabuku Strength, Bearfoot, Build Fast
Formula, and Kratos
Wilde Goddin, Karen CEO Goddin Consulting, LLC
Durr, Bryan Associate Technical Fellow The Boeing Company
Gale, James Chief Engineering Division Bureau of Reclamation,
Klamath Basin Area Office
Elliott, Samuel Production Engineer Manager Airframe
Armstrong, J. Paul Engineer Livermore National Laboratory
Martin, Steve Production Engineer Manager The Boeing Company
Roubidoux, Andy Program Manager Plate Products R&D
Mattson, Mike Dept. Chair, Industrial Tech. Clackamas CC Clackamas Community College
Harrel, Marcus Director of Operation - Seattle Boeing Campus Oregon Tech
Pence, Stanley CAD/CAM Program Lead Klamath Community College
Brown-Jr, Tom Production Engineering Manager The Boeing Company