Electromechanical Engineering Technology
- Type of Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Program Accreditation: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Credit Requirements: 125
In today’s global marketplace, a vast array of new products are emerging all the time and nearly all include mechanical and electrical components or rely on them in the manufacturing process.
The ELM program is the second leg of a 2+2 curriculum. The first two years of students’ course work follows the associate degree curriculum for either mechanical engineering technology or electrical engineering technology. Although the ELM program is designed for students completing Vermont Tech’s Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs, the ELM curriculum may also be appropriate for graduates of other engineering technology associate degree programs. Transfer students admitted to the third and fourth years of the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program must have completed two years in engineering technology at an accredited college or university, preferably including electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering technology courses. The junior year offers courses in advanced math, science, and sensor technology, along with “crossover” courses that vary according to a student’s prior educational background.
Graduates of this program bridge the traditional gap between engineering disciplines via an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes problem-solving in a design and manufacturing environment where the challenges are both mechanical and electrical. Successful students are prepared to bring this broader understanding to the design, development, manufacturing, and technical support of emerging products, integrating and improving both the product and the process. In larger firms, this might be as a member of the design or manufacturing team, while smaller companies might assign this role to a single individual.
Students enrolled in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program at the Williston campus may need to complete some courses on the Randolph Center campus.
The Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology program will:
- Provide students with the capabilities to be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
- Provide the education so that graduates are knowledgeable in both theory and application with the ability to analyze, design, and implement electrical/electromechanical systems and products
- Qualify graduates for positions of responsibility with the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electromechanical systems
- Instill the need for creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by having students research and develop multiple solutions to problems and use a variety of tools and techniques in their work
- Prepare graduates for lifelong learning and adaptation to new and emerging technologies
- Provide the base of knowledge so that graduates can continue their formal education
Students with a Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology should be able to demonstrate:
- The ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of electromechanical engineering technology to broadly-defined engineering technology activities
- The ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electromechanical engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
- The ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes
- The ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to Electromechanical Engineering Technology educational objectives
- The ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team
- The ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems
- The ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and to identify and use appropriate technical literature
- An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
- An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity
- A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
*General Education requirements for this program include a cumulative 24 credits, nine of which must contain a strong writing component. Some of these credits may have been earned in previous degree studies. Three of these credits are included in the ELM Senior Project courses (ELM 4701 and 4702), and three credits must be at a 3XXX level.
**Technical electives may be selected from several areas, including computer science, mathematics, and business: CHE 1031, MAT 2021, 2533, BUS 2210, 2440 and, for EET to ELM track students only, MEC 2050 or 2130.
EET to ELM track courses required of students with two-year electrical/electronic coursework; MEC to ELM track courses required of students with two-year mechanical coursework
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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Vermont Tech Electromechanical Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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