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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.

The Bachelor of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Electromechanical Engineering Technology Program Criteria.

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree is offered at the following locations: Fayette, New Kensington, and York. Additionally, the EMET degree is offered by the Altoona College at Penn State Altoona and Berks College at Penn State Berks.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program are designed to prepare graduates who, within a few years after graduation, will:

  • Continue to develop and synthesize analytical skills in the specification, procurement, or integration of electromechanical systems.
  • Apply empirical skills in the safe operation, testing, or maintenance of electromechanical systems.
  • Collaborate effectively with the highest standards of professional integrity in project team activities through recognizing the global, societal, economical, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Communicate persuasively ensuring a focus on technical excellence 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 as well as a leader on a technical team.
  • Contact information
  • Penn State Fayette
    Nathaniel Bohna

  • Penn State Berks, Berks College
    Marietta Scanion


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. 

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