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Penn State Altoona

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2011
End Date: Spring Semester 2013

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks College
University College: Penn State New Kensington, Penn State York (EMET)

PROFESSOR SVEN BILÉN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, University Park College of Engineering
PROFESSOR THOMAS A. SEYBERT, Director of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering, University Park College of Engineering
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

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 major is organized as a four-year baccalaureate program with the corresponding Penn State admission requirements. Graduates of an associate degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology from Penn State may re-enroll in the EMET program. The College of Engineering ENGR students may enroll through "Change of Major" procedures. Students from an engineering technology program at another institution or community college accredited by TAC of ABET may transfer into the program with advanced standing.

For the B.S. degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 130 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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

(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(Satisfied by the FYE program at the campus at which the student is enrolled in the EMET program)

(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)


(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GH or GS courses.)

CMPET 117(3)[1], CMPET 120(1)[1], EDSGN 100(3), EET 105(3), MCH T 111(3)[1], MCH T 112(1)[1], MET 105(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EET 114(4)[1], EET 118(1)[1], EET 275(3), EG T 114(2), EMET 222(4)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), IET 215(2), IET 216(2) (Sem: 3-4)
CMPET 211(3), EET 212W(4)[1], EMET 230(3)[1], EMET 325(3), EMET 326(3), EMET 330(3)[1], EMET 350(3) (Sem: 5-6)
EMET 405(4), EMET 410(4), EMET 440(3), IET 333(2) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (33-38 credits)
Select 6-8 credits of GN courses from two of the following groups: PHYS 150 GN(3) or PHYS 211 GN(4) or PHYS 250 GN(4); PHYS 151 GN(3) or PHYS 212 GN(4) or PHYS 251 GN(4); CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1) (Sem: 4-6)
Select 3-4 credits of GN courses from the following groups: BIOL 011 GN(3) and BIOL 012 GN(1); BIOL 110 GN(4); BIOL 141 GN(3); CHEM 112 GN(3) and CHEM 113 GN(1); EGEE 101 GN(3); EGEE 102 GN(3) (Sem:4-6)

Select 6 credits of technical electives from: CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 121 GQ(3); EMET 394(1-3), EMET 401(1), EMET 402(2), EMET 403(1), EMET 430(3), EMET 432(3), EMET 495(1-6), EMET 496(1-6), EMET 497(1-6), ENGR 310(3), ENGR 407(3), ENTR 300(3), ENTR 320(3), IST 402(3), IST 431(3), IST 432(3); MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 231(2), MGMT 301(3); MKTG 301(3); STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 3 credits of GH or GS from: S T S 200 GS(3), S T S 233 GH(3), or S T S 245 GS;IL(3) (Sem: 2-8)

Select 15-17 credits from one of the following sequences:
a) MATH 081 GQ(3)[1], MATH 082 GQ(3)[1], MATH 083 GQ(4)[1], MATH 210 GQ(3)[1], MATH 211(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
b) MATH 040 GQ(5)[1], MATH 083 GQ(4)[1], MATH 210 GQ(3)[1], MATH 211 GQ(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
c) MATH 040 GQ(5)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 250(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
d) MATH 040 GQ(5)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 211 GQ(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
e) MATH 022 GQ(3)[1], MATH 026 GQ(3)[1], MATH 083 GQ(4)[1], MATH 210 GQ(3)[1], MATH 211 GQ(3)[1] (Sem:1-4)
f) MATH 022 GQ(3)[1], MATH 026 GQ(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 250(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
g) MATH 022 GQ(3)[1], MATH 026 GQ(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], MATH 211 GQ(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
h) MATH 022 GQ(3)[1], MATH 026 GQ(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 210 GQ(3)[1], MATH 211 GQ(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)

[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: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-06-067

Review Date: 04/12/2011

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07



Accreditation statement updated by Publications, per COE: 8/15/11 


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