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Baccalaureate Degree in
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Today’s industries need people who can work on systems, machines, and products that have both electrical and mechanical elements. The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS EMET) degree program provides basic coverage in all major areas of technology involved in the operation and control of manufacturing and production processes, including instrumentation and monitoring methods; principles of machine design; automated control techniques; thermal and fluid sciences; computerized manufacturing systems; principles of electrical and electronic circuit operation; computer-aided drafting and design; economics of production; and statistical analysis and quality control.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is offered at the following locations: Altoona, Berks, New Kensington, and York.

Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduation, graduates of the EMET program will be:

  1. Capable of and actively involved in the specification, procurement, or integration of electromechanical systems.
  2. Capable of and actively involved in the operation, testing, or maintenance of electromechanical systems.
  3. Capable of and actively participating in project team activities.
  4. Capable of and actively involved in the preparation and delivery of technical documentation and communications.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

At graduation, EMET students should have:

  1. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities,
  2. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies,
  3. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives,
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team,
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems,
  7. An ability to communicate effectively regarding broadly-defined engineering technology activities,
  8. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development,
  9. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity,
  10. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context, and
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

In addition, EMET graduates must demonstrate the knowledge and technical competency to:

  1. Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems.
  2. Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  3. Use statics, dynamics (or applied mechanics), strength of materials, engineering materials, engineering standards and manufacturing processes to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  4. Use appropriate computer programming languages for operating electromechanical systems.
  5. Use electrical/electronic devices such as amplifiers, motors, relays, power systems, and computer and instrumentation systems for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting electromechanical systems.
  6. Use advanced topics in engineering mechanics, engineering materials, and fluid mechanics for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  7. Use basic knowledge of control systems for the applied design, operation. or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  8. Use differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the static and dynamic performance of electromechanical systems.
  9. Use appropriate management techniques in the investigation, analysis, and design of electromechanical systems.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

For information on the number of students enrolled in our engineering technology programs, go to Engineering Technology Enrollment Statistics; for information on the number of degrees awarded in our engineering technology programs, go to Engineering Technology Degrees Awarded.

Contact Info

For further information about the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, please contact one of the following individuals.

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