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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

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, www.abet.org.

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

Program Educational Objectives

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

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

Student Outcomes

At graduation, EMET students should have:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • 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
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
  • An ability to communicate effectively regarding broadly-defined engineering technology activities
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context, and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

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

  • Use computer-aided drafting or design tools to prepare graphical representations of electromechanical systems.
  • Use circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, basic instrumentation, and computers to aid in the characterization, analysis, and troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  • 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.
  • Use appropriate computer programming languages for operating electromechanical systems.
  • Use electrical/electronic devices such as amplifiers, motors, relays, power systems, and computer and instrumentation systems for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting electromechanical systems.
  • Use advanced topics in engineering mechanics, engineering materials, and fluid mechanics for applied design, operation, or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  • Use basic knowledge of control systems for the applied design, operation. or troubleshooting of electromechanical systems.
  • Use differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the static and dynamic performance of electromechanical systems.
  • Use appropriate management techniques in the investigation, analysis, and design of electromechanical systems.
Enrollment in EMET Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Altoona 235 248 244 228 210
Berks 145 142 146 148 142
New Kensington 51 57 53 49 55
York 56 46 53 41 44
Degrees Awarded in EMET Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Altoona 53 71 55 56
Berks 35 42 25 37
New Kensington 6 7 7 14
York 12 7 11 5

Contact information 

Penn State Altoona
Jordan Bittner
jls5991@psu.edu
814-949-5304

Penn State Berks
Terry Speicher
tls20@psu.edu
610-396-6331

Penn State New Kensington
Joseph Cuiffi
jdc167@psu.edu
724-334-6730

Penn State York
Harley H. Hartman
hhh2@psu.edu
717-771-4097

 

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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

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