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Lisa Veitch Engineering Speaker

Lisa Veitch, a weapons systems analyst and former campus student, talks with Penn State New Kensington freshmen engineering students about careers in engineering fields. A sign language interpreter signs the talk in the background. Read more about her inspiring story.  

The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) degree program emphasizes knowledge in all fields of engineering technology related to highly-automated manufacturing, production, or assembly plant processes.

EMET graduates learn the skills necessary to apply current methods and technology to the development, design, operation, and management of electro-mechanical systems.  They learn:

  • instrumentation and monitoring methods,
  • principles of machine design,
  • automated control techniques,
  • thermal and fluid sciences,
  • computerized manufacturing systems,
  • electrical and electronic circuit operation,
  • computer-aided drafting and design,
  • economics of production, and
  • statistical analysis and quality control.

The major is organized as a four-year baccalaureate program with the corresponding Penn State admission requirements. Graduates of an associate degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering technology from Penn State may re-enroll in the EMET program. The College of Engineering ENGR students may enroll through "Change of Major" procedures. Students from an engineering technology program at another institution or community college accredited by TAC of ABET may transfer into the program with advanced standing.

For the B.S. degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, a minimum of 130 credits is required. The EMET program at Penn State New Kensington is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.