Why Major in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology?
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) program addresses a growing demand for engineers in the rapidly developing fields of industrial automation and robotics. EMET graduates combine the fundamental principles of both electrical and mechanical engineering to design, develop, manufacture, and test computer-controlled mechanical systems.
The combination of electrical and mechanical course work produces graduates proficient in both areas, making them highly marketable to employers. In fact, the demand for EMET graduates is strong because of the increased need for interdisciplinary skills to meet the complexity of modern industrial systems. Therefore, salaries for EMET graduates are comparable to those earned by traditional electrical engineering or mechanical engineering graduates.
Some EMET graduates fabricate and assemble equipment, design and produce prototype versions of new equipment, and work in research and development. Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, preparing and conducting tests and/or experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and calculating or recording results. In manufacturing environments, graduates work in product design, development, and production. EMET graduates have also successfully pursued degrees in a variety of graduate programs.