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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) - ARCHIVE

Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Fall Semester 2005 (Revised ABET)

Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

Altoona College
Berks-Lehigh Valley College
University College
University Park, College of Engineering (EMET)

PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park
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. This program is accredited at Altoona College, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, and New Kensington campus of the University College by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or

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.

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This electronic Undergraduate Bulletin is a version of the official bulletin of The Pennsylvania State University. It is suggested that users refer to this electronic bulletin when seeking the latest information about the University's academic programs and courses. Printed versions of the Bulletin are also official copies of the programs, courses, and policies in effect at the time of printing. Programmatic expectations for general education are those in effect at the time of admission to degree candidacy, and college and major requirements are those in effect at the time of entry to college and major. These are accurately indicated in each student's degree audit.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-04-072

Review Date: 3/2/04




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