Academic Catalog

Electromechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.E.M.) offers an interdisciplinary education, resulting from the integration of electronics and computers in engineering systems. This major offers an individual plan of study with coursework in electronics, electrical, manufacturing, and mechanical areas, with appropriate prerequisite courses. The program is designed to extend the practical and applied base of the associate degree program with more theoretical and comprehensive engineering technology courses, and additional courses in mathematics, science, and socio-humanities.

Admission Requirements

This program is designed to admit students who satisfy the general undergraduate admission requirements of the University and have an associate degree in electrical, electronics, industrial, manufacturing, mechanical, or related technology from a community college or equivalent college-level course-work. A minimum grade point average (g.p.a.) of 2.50 is required for admission to the program. Students with a g.p.a. of 2.0 to 2.5 may be admitted as pre-engineering technology students, and may be transferred into the engineering technology program upon successful completion of MAT 1800 and PHY 2130 with a g.p.a. of 2.50.

Required Background: Any student deficient in any courses listed under Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit will be required to remove deficiencies before completing fifteen credits in basic science/mathematics and technical core courses.

A Mathematics Placement Examination is required of entering students who have not already earned advanced credit in pre-calculus.


Program Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.E.T.E.M. degree must earn a minimum of 124 credits, as outlined in one of the following major programs and including the University General Education Requirements. University policy allows a maximum of sixty-four semester credits transferred from community colleges to Wayne State, but students following University-approved articulation agreements with community colleges are able to exceed the maximum of sixty-four credits; a minimum of thirty semester credits must be earned from Wayne State, at least twenty-four of which must be in Division of Engineering Technology courses. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College and must conform to Division academic standards.

In order to graduate, the University requires a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total resident credit, and the Division a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total coursework in the area of specialization; as well as satisfaction of all University Undergraduate General Education Requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology requires a minimum of 124 credits as outlined in the following curriculum.

Basic Science and Mathematics
MAT 1800Elementary Functions (QE)4
MAT 3430Applied Differential and Integral Calculus4
MAT 3450Applied Calculus and Differential Equations4
CHM 1020Survey of General Chemistry (NSI)4
PHY 2130Physics for the Life Sciences I (NSI)4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory (NSI)1
PHY 2140Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
EMT Technical Core
ET 3030Statics3
ET 3050Dynamics3
ET 3850Reliability and Engineering Statistics3
ET 3870Engineering Economic Analysis3
or ET 5870 Engineering Project Management
EET 3150Network Analysis4
EET 3500Electrical Machines and Power Systems3
EET 3720Micro and Programmable Controllers3
EET 4200Control Systems4
MCT 3010Instrumentation3
MIT 3500Machine Tool Laboratory1
EMT Upper Division Technical Electives9
ET 4999Senior Design Project3
Lower Division Technical Transfer Credit
ET 2140Computer Graphics3
ET 2160Computer Applications for Engineering Technology2
ET 2200Engineering Materials3
EET 2000Electrical Principles3
EET 2720Microprocessor Fundamentals3
Lower Division Tech Electives18
Communication Requirements
(BC) Basic Composition course3
(IC) Intermediate Composition course (ENG 3050 required)3
(OC) Oral Communication course3
Other General Education Requirements
(CI) Cultural Inquiry (PHI 1120 required)3
(SI) Social Inquiry3
(DEI) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion3
(GL) Global Learning 3
(CIV) Civic Literacy3
Total Credits124

Engineering Technology Honors

Engineering Technology Honors demands a higher level of performance and offers more personal supervision by faculty than the regular curriculum. It is recommended for qualified students who have an interest in research and plan to go on to graduate or professional schools. The Honors Program is open to students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 is required for consideration for admission to and continuance in the program. Students are admitted on the recommendation of the Departmental Honors Program advisor. Interested students should contact the advisor and complete the Honors Plan of Work form when declaring their engineering technology major or at the beginning of the senior year. If a student has declared a major in engineering technology prior to entering the Honors Program, a new Declaration of Major must be completed for the Bachelor of Science with Honors.

Department Honors Requirements (12 credits minimum)

  • Students must meet all the ordinary requirements of the Engineering Technology major, and must have a 3.3 GPA overall
  • One 4200- level HON seminar (HON 4200-4280) (Cr. 3)
  • Thesis-Honors Option with ET 4999 (Cr. 3)
  • Two Honors Options courses within the engineering technology major, taught by full-time faculty member (Cr. 3-4 each)
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