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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Today’s industries need people who can work on systems, machines, and products that have both electrical and mechanical elements. The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS EMET) degree program provides basic coverage 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.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is offered at the following locations: AltoonaBerks, FayetteNew Kensington, and York. 

Program Educational Objectives

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program is designed to provide a curriculum that prepares students to pursue a career in the industry and to develop in their profession. Due to their experience in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program, within few years of graduation, we expect our graduates to have the ability to:

  • Continue to develop and synthesize analytical skills in the specification, procurement, or integration of electromechanical systems.
  • Apply empirical skills in the operation, testing, or maintenance of electromechanical systems.
  • Collaborate effectively in project team activities through recognizing the global, societal, economical, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Communicate persuasively through the preparation and delivery of technical and non-technical documentation and communications.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program should demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
Enrollment in EMET Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Altoona 235 248 244 228 210
Berks 145 142 146 148 142
New Kensington 51 57 53 49 55
York 56 46 53 41 44
Degrees Awarded in EMET Program
Campus 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Altoona 53 71 55 56
Berks 35 42 25 37
New Kensington 6 7 7 14
York 12 7 11 5
  • Contact information 
  • Penn State Altoona
    Jordan Bittner

  • Penn State Fayette
    Andrzej Gapinski



The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design and Innovation

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952