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Begin Date: Summer Session 2008
End Date: Summer Session 2008

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

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

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, University Park 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 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 at Penn State Altoona, Penn State Berks, and Penn State New Kensington of the University College by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or

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

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

(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)


(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

EDSGN 100(3), EET 101(3), EET 109(1), MATH 022 GQ(3)[1], MATH 026 GQ(3)[1], PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 151 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EMET 330(3)[1], MATH 250(3) (Sem: 5-6)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), EMET 350(3), EMET 405(4), EMET 410(4), EMET 440(3), IET 333(2) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (47-48 credits)
Select from one of the following tracks a or b:
a. Students following an electrical track must complete the following courses:
EET 114(4)[1], CMPET 117(3)[1], EET 118(1)[1], CMPET 120(1) (Sem: 1-2)
EET 205(1)[1], EET 210(2)[1], EET 213W(5), EET 216(3), EET 220(2)[1], EET 221(1), MCH T 111(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
CMPET 211(3), EMET 311(3), EMET 222(4)[1], IET 101(3)[1], IET 215(2), MET 210W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 4 credits from CMPSC 201(3), CMPSC 121(3), EMET 420(3), EMET 430(3), EMET 432(3), EMET 495(1-18), EMET 496(1-18), EMET 497(1-9), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 231(2), STAT 200 GQ(4), or STAT 220(3) (Sem: 7)

b. Students following a mechanical track must complete the following courses:
EG T 114(2), IET 101(3)[1], MCH T 111(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
EET 114(4)[1], EG T 201(2), IET 215(2), IET 216(2), MCH T 213(3)[1], MCH T 214(1)[1], MET 206(3)[1], MET 210W(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EET 220(2)[1], EMET 310(3), EMET 320(4)[1], EMET 321W(4) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits from CMPSC 201(3), CMPSC 121(3), EMET 420(3), EMET 430(3), EMET 432(3), EMET 495(1-18), EMET 496(1-18), EMET 497(1-9), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 231(2), STAT 200 GQ(4), or STAT 220(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 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-01-037

Review Date: 8/28/07

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




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