IET Objectives & Outcomes

Our Mission

The Instrumentation Engineering Technology program at OSUIT provides a hands-on approach to education. The program is committed to lifelong learning and professionalism and places focus on quality instruction in an applied manner. Our overall intent is to supply the students with the education they will need to be a positive influence in the workforce and engineering technology community. It is also intended that students will develop a dedication to the profession and an ability to maintain professional competency through a program of lifetime learning.

Relationship of Outcomes to Educational Objectives

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. The IET program ensures:

  • 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.
  • Graduates will have a sound knowledge base in safety and safe practices, industry standards available through associated professional organizations, and regulating agencies for compliance.

Program Specific Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts of automatic control, including measurement, feedback and feed forward regulation for the operation of continuous and discrete systems.
  • Design and implement systems utilizing analog/digital control devices.
  • Apply the concepts of chemistry, physics & electric/electronics to measurement & 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.
  • Communicate the technical details of control systems using current techniques and graphical standards.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the utilization of differential and integral calculus and ordinary differential equations in the design, analysis, and performance assessment of control systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize modern and effective management skills for performing investigation, analysis, and synthesis in the implementation of automatic control systems.

 Student Outcomes

  • 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 or leader on a technical team. Understand and uphold professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities