Engineering Technology

Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDET)


The Drafting and Design Engineering Technology (DDET) program prepares students to enter the ever-changing and highly challenging field of engineering as engineering technologists in the fields of manufacturing, civil, architecture, or construction.

This program is accredited by TAC (Technology Accreditation Commission) of ABET. The ABET accreditation is used to assure quality in educational institutions and programs. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review. It requires an educational institution or program to meet defined standards or criteria.

Program Mission

The mission of the DDET program is to prepare students to work in the Engineering Technology disciplines related to the field of drafting and design. The students will gain exposure to solving open-ended, real world applied engineering problems.

Program Objectives:

The Engineering Technology department at Missouri Southern will produce graduates who:

  1. have an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of engineering technology.
  2. have the ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  3. are able to identify and analyze problems and design effective engineering technology based solutions.
  4. contribute professionally by functioning effectively on teams.
  5. communicate effectively with professionals and lay audiences.
  6. have an understanding for the discipline of engineering technology and its role in a societal and global context.

The requirements for the Associate of Science degree in DDET provide a broad base of analytical, technical, and Core Curriculum courses. Drafting and Design hardware and software are used to enhance traditional instruction methods in all courses. Built into the curriculum is an emphasis on both the study and application of engineering design technology. The documents and drawings produced by the DDET graduate would be based upon sketches, specifications, and calculations made by scientists, engineers, architects, and designers. Material specification is an essential part of the DDET program of study.

The DDET program is supported by the latest technology in both hardware and software. All of our labs run the latest versions of Autodesk products covering the following fields of design/engineering: Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing. This program is accredited by TAC of ABET.

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Student Outcomes: 

 1 Ability to identify properties of common engineering materials, explain metallurgical processes. [ABET a]

 2 Ability to demonstrate knowledge of various manufacturing processes and use of modern tools. [ABET a]

 3 Ability to produce multi-view drawings using software and explain design principles. [ABET a]

 4 Ability to apply knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 5 Ability to apply knowledge of electrical systems. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 6 Ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 7 Ability to apply knowledge of engineering economics. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 8 Ability to apply knowledge of quality control and process improvement. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 9 Ability to apply knowledge of facilities and logistics. [ABET a] IET ONLY

10 Ability to apply knowledge of work measurement and ergonomics. [ABET a] IET ONLY

 11 Ability to use software applications where appropriate. [ABET a]

 12 Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to problem solving. [ABET b]

 13 Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, resulting in recommendations for process improvements.[ABET c]

 14 Ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes. [ABET d]

 15 Ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools. [ABET f]

 16 Ability to fulfill team role, listen to others, research and gather information, and share in the work of the team.[ABET e]

 17 Ability to prepare (a) concise written and (b) oral reports for a variety of audiences using engineering technology terminology, (c) technical literature, (d) graphs, and figures when appropriate. [ABET g]

 18 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. [ABET h]

 19 Ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities. [ABET i]

 20 Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues. [ABET j]

 21 Commitment to (a) quality, (b) timeliness, and (c) continuous improvement. [ABET k]

 22 Ability to apply drafting practice with emphasis on mechanical components and systems. DDET ONLY

 23 Ability to apply physics, mechanics, and engineering materials with an emphasis in mechanical components and design. DDET ONLY