Electromechanical Engineering Technology

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.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  3. Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and interpret the results to improve processes
  5. Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Engineering skills: analyze, design, and implement electromechanical systems and products
  • Engineering management skills: qualify for positions of responsibility and apply project management techniques to electromechanical systems; be immediately employable and productive in the workplace
  • Design skills: demonstrate creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing multiple solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work
  • Innovation skills: prepare for lifelong learning, adapt to new and emerging technologies; continue their formal education

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

*General education requirements for this program include a cumulative 24 credits, nine of which must contain a strong writing component and three of which must be at the 3000 level. Three of the 24 credits are included in ELM 4701 and ELM 4702.


Careers in Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
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Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2018 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2017 (October 2018)

Job Projections
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Job projections

Projected Employment Growth for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016-2026 (source: BLS)

Median Pay
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2017 Median Pay (Electrical & Electronics Engineers) Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017
  • United Technologies Corp. Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp.
  • Husky Injection Molding System Fujifilm
  • Applied Research Associates Creare LLC
  • Draeger Ellison Surface Technologies
  • Watt Metrics LLC Pearson and Associates
  • Joe Roberts Electric BioTeek Instruments Inc.
  • Engineering Printing Solutions DB Systems Inc.
  • Draker Corp. Town of Barre
  • Alpine SnowGuards EcoFasten Solar
  • M+W Group Mack Molding
  • Metalflex Welded Bellows Inc. Superior Technical Ceramics
  • Upper Ten Trailer Sales Inc. Union Mutual of Vermont
  • Vermont Catamount UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Northern Power Systems Inc.
  • Quality Technician Maintenance Technician
  • Electromechanical Engineer Mechanical Test Engineer
  • Manufacturing Support Engineer Production/Engineering Support
  • Junior Electrical Engineer Control Systems & Automation
  • Production Engineer Electrical Apprentice
  • Machinist Airfield Service Specialist
  • Design Engineer Process Technician
  • Analyst & Programmer Hardware Engineer
  • Supplier Engineer Truck Driver
  • CNC Technician

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Chris Burgess

  • Manufacturing Engineer, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Waterbury, Vermont
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering Technology, 2010


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