Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
In spring of 1997, the first BSEMET class graduated from Penn State Altoona. Between spring of 1997 and spring of 2012, 450 graduates completed the degree program. EMET graduates have had great success securing employment with companies representing a wide variety of industries. Program graduates are currently working in the automotive and aeronautical industries, as well as industries related to electrical products and services, energy supply, electric power, electronic systems, integrated systems and solutions, and automation. In addition, graduates have also been hired by research and development organizations, consulting services, companies involved in Department of Defense test-related applications, as well as several types of manufacturing facilities. Position titles vary widely, and include Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Industrial/Design Engineer, Development Engineer, and Project Engineer, among others.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2012 survey, starting salaries for baccalaureate degree graduates in Electrical Engineering averaged $57,300 annually, while Mechanical Engineers averaged $58,600 annually. The average starting salaries for graduates of the EMET program are comparable to starting salaries for the theoretically-trained Electrical and Mechanical Engineering graduates.
Ms. Irene M. Ferrara