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BS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology

The electromechanical engineering technology (EMET) program is an ABET accredited, interdisciplinary and hands-on engineering technology program that incorporates elements of both electrical and mechanical systems.

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About the Major

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The electromechanical engineering technology (EMET) program was created in response to an industrial need to hire engineering technology graduates with abilities across electrical and mechanical disciplines. Students that complete this program are prepared for careers in fields such as control systems, automation, manufacturing and Industry 4.0. As of January 2021, the program is one of 12 Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology programs in the United States that has ABET accreditation. Additionally, as of January 2021, the program is one of 11 programs recognized by the Automation Federation in their Automation Industry Competency Model.

Our EMET curriculum contains a technical core comprised of fundamental mathematics, physical sciences, circuits, analog and digital electronics, statics, materials, fluids, machine design and computer programming. This core prepares students for the advanced technical courses and topics within the curriculum including industrial instrumentation, sensors, programmable logic controllers, industrial electronics, actuators, and control systems. Technical specialties within the program allow students to incorporate other advanced topics such as robotics and computer networking. Throughout the curriculum, students are trained in the use of industry-standard technology and software. The EMET education provides graduates with the skills sought by industry, the abilities needed for successful careers, and the tools for continuous improvement.

About the Automation Minor

If you're curious to learn hands-on skills in both electrical and mechanical systems, and not currently majoring in electromechanical engineering technology, the automation minor is the best option for you.

Degree Requirements

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Curriculum Highlights

  • ECT 232 | Digital Circuits II for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 241 | Analog Devices and Circuits for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 351P | Contemporary Issues in Electronic Technology
  • ECT 355 | Industrial Electronics and Actuators for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 364 | Industrial Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 365 | Automated Graphical Programming Systems Design for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 481P | Senior Design Project II for Engineering Technology
  • ECT 488 | Automation Systems for Engineering Technology
  • MET 363 | Machine Design I for Engineering Technology
  • MET 365 | Fluid Mechanics I for Engineering Technology

Automation Concentration

Through the Automation concentration, you will learn key skills to design, program, simulate, and test automated systems and programs in the engineering field. This skill will impact the efficiency of businesses and programs used on a daily basis. Learn more.

Fully Equipped Laboratories

Students in EMET have access to CETA’s laboratories which are equipped with industry standard hardware and software. Our facilities include multiple electronics labs, a machine shop, an instrumentation and automated systems lab, a robotics lab, a wind tunnel, a CNC machine, and 3D printing machines. See our labs.

Career Outlook

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Our electromechanical engineering technology (EMET) program is designed to prepare you for career success.

Alumni move on to become members of engineering teams to help solve multidisciplinary problems in industry and government. Work in areas like electronic instrumentation, quality and testing, process control, alternative energy systems, robotics, manufacturing, automated control systems, and product sales and service with a background in electromechanical engineering technology.

Our graduates work in wide range of industries using skills ranging from basic circuit theory and complex signals to systems and project management. Companies include Goodrich, Otis Elevator, Sikorsky, and Pratt & Whitney.

Applicable Career Success

"They use the highest quality cutting edge technology, are equipped with the most talented and friendly staff, and strive to keep the workplace as happy as a place can be. UHart and CETA have an amazing program for anyone looking to get their feet wet in the world of automation. I cannot be more grateful for the opportunities provided to me because of the preparation I received from the diverse courses and professors."
—Aurian Emami ’20, BS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology

CETA strives to offer an industry-focused curriculum for students to gain the proper skills to succeed in today’s workforce. We are proud of our continued faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom, where students are mentored and supported to prepare themselves for the job market. The power of this connection has allowed many of our students to intern and work for companies that our alumni and faculty have worked at.

One example is that of part-time faculty member and UHart alumnus Brian Romano ’83, MBA ’18, who works as the manager of control systems engineering and IT at Arthur G. Russell Co. (AGR). Romano recently hired a CETA graduate as an employee along with a rising senior in CETA as an intern this summer at his company and says one of the best aspects of being an adjunct faculty member is getting to know the brightest students in CETA and having an opportunity to hire them into his department.

As a Control Systems Engineer, I am expected to know automation processes, how to design and program complex systems, and how to implement good safety practices. The software and hands-on skills that I learned in the classroom are applied directly to my field of work. The Electromechanical Engineering Technology program that the University of Hartford offers is cutting edge with all the necessary skills that graduates need right out of college. From the thorough mechanical courses to the comprehensive electronics courses they offer; the job opportunities are endless with such a broad field of study.

Brett Yoder ’19, BS in Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Mason Holt

BS, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, 2021

Holt credits the University’s focus on career-readiness, including events like résumé bootcamps and career fairs, for preparing him to land an internship with Bauer.

The electromechanical engineering program offered a hands-on approach to mechanical and electrical engineering while still providing the necessary theory of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. During my internship at Bauer, I was able to work with engineers of different backgrounds and concentrations, from electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, manufacturing engineers to even professional engineers.

Accreditation

The electromechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Electromechanical engineering technology graduates will develop:

  • A commitment to lifelong learning, quality and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of technical and/or management responsibility or through participation in professional societies, earning advanced degrees, receiving additional training or certifications.
  • The ability to contribute to engineering teams that design and/or support effective and efficient new products, systems, and processes.
  • Leadership skills while working on teams involved in the analysis, development, implementation, or oversight of electrical and/or mechanical systems and processes.

Upon completion of the electromechanical engineering technology program, the successful graduate will have:

(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;

(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and

(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Our Faculty

Akram Abu-aisheh
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Alaa Al Ghazo
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hisham Alnajjar
Dean
Engineering Applications Center
Administration
Dean's Office for CETA

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Timothy Britt
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael deAlmeida
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Thomas Eppes
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Krista Hill
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Wallace Kirschner
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Patricia Mellodge
Program Director, Electrical Engineering; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Saeid Moslehpour
Director of Graduate Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Carolyn Petersen
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Bruce Plumley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Johanna Raphael
Program Director, Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Brian Romano
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Xin Shen
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hemchandra Shertukde
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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David Shuman
Program Director, Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kiwon Sohn
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ying Yu
Department Chair; Program Director, Computer Engineering and Computer & Electronic Engineering Technology; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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