Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR WAYNE HAGER, Head, School of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering
PROFESSOR RONALD LAND, Program Coordinator, New Kensington Campus
This major provides the basic undergraduate education required for a profession as an electro-mechanical engineering technologist. The program emphasizes a breadth of knowledge in all fields of engineering technology related to typical manufacturing, production, and assembly plant process. Basic coverage is provided 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.
The program is organized as a 2+2 program in which entering students are expected to have an associate degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology from Penn State or from a Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited mechanical or electrical engineering technology program at another institution or community college. Students seeking admission to this program from related engineering technology programs other than mechanical or electrical technology will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For the B.S. degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 130 credits is required. Of these credits, 67 are required for admission to the major; the remaining 63-64 credits are required in semesters five through eight.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR; an additional 12 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR: 67 credits
(This includes 21 General Education credits)
Entering students are required to have earned an associate degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology or similarly named program. The degree program must have included at least 67 credits (or equivalent), including a minimum of 36 credits in technical courses, 10 credits of college-level mathematics including calculus, 6 credits of basic science, 6 credits of communications courses, and a total of 9 credits in arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 50-51 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (47-48 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 141 GQ(4), 250(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CHEM 012 GN(3), EMET 350(3), 410(4), 440(3), IE T 105(2), ME T 281(4) (Sem: 7-8)
Select a or b (15-16 credits)
a. Students entering with a 2-EET degree must complete the following courses: EMET 311(3), 322(3), 330(3), IE T 216(2), 215(2), ME T 210W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
b. Students entering with a 2-MET degree must complete the following courses: EE T 211(3), EMET 310(3), 320(3), 321W(3), 330(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
EMET 420(3) or 430(3) (Sem: 7-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997
Blue Sheet Item #: 25-06-036
Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)