Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology program offers an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving in a design and manufacturing environment where, increasingly, the challenges are both mechanical and electrical. The first two years of students’ course work follows the associate degree curriculum for either mechanical engineering technology or electrical engineering technology. Students complete their bachelor’s degree after successful completion of years three and four of the curriculum. The coursework for a student’s third and fourth years is determined by their educational background: students with electronics backgrounds focus on mechanical processes and principles, and those with mechanical backgrounds focus on electronics and computer programming. Although the ELM program is designed for students completing VTSU 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.
Graduates of the VTSU Electromechanical Engineering Technology (ELM) bring a broad 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. Career opportunities include positions as engineering technicians or engineers in industrial electrical/electronic systems, design, automation, or installation; technical representatives; and field service representatives.
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
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 nontechnical 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.
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.