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:
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature
- Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments related to the discipline and interpret results to improve processes
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
- As appropriate to the class content, be aware of public health and safety considerations; local and global impacts of engineering solutions on individuals, organizations, and society; diversity and inclusion awareness; and the need for quality and continuous improvement and understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities
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.
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 4702. One technical elective must be 2000-level or higher.
The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.
Projected Employment Growth for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019-2029 (source: BLS)
- ADDCO LLC
- Alpine SnowGuards
- Applied Research Associates
- BioTeek Instruments Inc.
- Creare LLC
- DB Systems Inc.
- Draker Corp.
- EcoFasten Solar
- Ellison Surface Technologies
- Engineering Printing Solutions
- Hazelett Strip-Casting Corp.
- Husky Injection Molding System
- Joe Roberts Electric
- M+W Group
- Mack Molding
- Metalflex Welded Bellows Inc.
- Northern Power Systems Inc.
- Pearson and Associates
- Superior Technical Ceramics
- Town of Barre
- Union Mutual of Vermont
- United Technologies Corp.
- Upper Ten Trailer Sales Inc.
- UTC Aerospace Systems
- Vermont Catamount
- Watt Metrics LLC
- 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