Many of the EMET courses have a research component. Design-based activities are incorporated throughout the EMET curriculum, with most courses paired with hands-on laboratory experiences. The program culminates in a capstone design project during the final two semesters that focuses on the research, planning, development, and implementation of an electro-mechanical design project. For the course, student teams manage a major project that must involve the design and implementation of a product or process that integrates electrical and mechanical components with elements of computer control.
Internships are not a requirement within the program, but there are typically many opportunities provided by local industry to interested students. Internships can be completed as noncredit or up to 6 credits which are applicable to the program.