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.
Graduates of this program enjoy a wide variety of opportunities in industry. 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
- 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.
Since the EMET program is ABET ETAC-accredited, EMET graduates are candidates to sit for the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam, the first step in the engineering licensure process. Accreditation requirements vary from state to state, and they should be verified in pursuit of professional licensure.
Many US states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.