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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) - ARCHIVE

Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Summer Session 2006

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks College
University College: Penn State New Kensington, Penn State York

PROFESSOR IRENE FERRARA, Program Coordinator, Penn State Altoona
PROFESSOR TERRY SPEICHER, Program Coordinator, Penn State Berks
PROFESSOR RONALD LAND, Program Coordinator, Penn State New Kensington
PROFESSOR CHARLES GASTON, Program Coordinator, Penn State York
PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, College of Engineering

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S. EMET) degree program provides the basic undergraduate education required for a career as an electro-mechanical engineering technologist. The program emphasizes a breadth of knowledge in all fields of engineering technology related to typical, highly-automated manufacturing, production, or assembly plant processes. Basic coverage is provided in all major areas to 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 primary aim of the EMET program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply current methods and technology to the development, design, operation, and management of electro-mechanical systems, particularly in those industries where automated systems are prevalent. Specific educational objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide graduates with a broad knowledge of the electrical, electronic, and mechanical devices, and the instrumentation, machine technology, computer applications, and control equipment applicable to electro-mechanical systems.
  • Prepare graduates who can apply technical knowledge to the development, operation, control, troubleshooting, maintenance, and management of electromechanical systems.
  • Prepare graduates who can communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Prepare graduates who are productive professionals in technical careers and who continue to adapt to changes in the technical fields.

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. This program is accredited at Penn State Altoona, Penn State Berks, and Penn State New Kensington by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or The B.S. EMET program also is available at Penn State York, but has not yet undergone the accreditation process.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(21 of these 45 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.)

(Not required for a "2+2 program")

(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)


(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.

(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 (48-49 credits)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 250(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CHEM 012 GN(3), EMET 350(3), EMET 405(4), EMET 410(4), EMET 440(3), IE T 105(2) (Sem: 7-8)
Select a or b (16-17 credits)
a. Students entering with a 2-EET degree must complete the following courses: EMET 311(3), EMET 322(4)[1], EMET 330(3)[1], IE T 216(2), IE T 215(2), ME T 210W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
b. Students entering with a 2-MET degree must complete the following courses: EE T 220(2), EMET 310(3), EMET 320(4)[1], EMET 321W(4), EMET 330(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

EMET 420(3), EMET 430(3), or EMET 497(3) (Sem: 7)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-04-072

Review Date: 5/4/06




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