Major Overview

Are you interested in the technology that makes robotic machines work? Do you enjoy working with different types of electrical systems or troubleshooting issues? You may be interested in an Electromechanical Engineering major.

As an electromechanical engineer, you will be able to develop, repair, and upgrade mechanical systems, build and test new machines, lead projects to improve manufacturing and production efficiency, and understand the mechanisms within robotic assembly machines. Classes in topics such as electro-mechanics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, machine design, electronics, and automated control systems will give you the skills to work successfully in this field.

Required Skills

A strong background in mathematics and mechanics will be beneficial to students pursuing a degree in Electromechanical Engineering. Student should also detail oriented and have critical thinking skills so they can analyze issues within electromechanical systems and brainstorm possible solutions. When working on projects, communication and writing skills will help students explain their engineering designs to colleagues and team members.

Electromechanical Engineering graduates work full time in both offices and in the field. Professionals must be able to observe systems to ensure they are working properly, but have the use of computer-aided design software and other programs available to them in the office in order to design new product or map out issues.

While electromechanical technicians only need an associate's degree to get an entry-level position, if you wish to be an electromechanical engineer, you must earn your bachelor's degree. A job or internship will provide students with experience in the field as they work towards earning their degree.

Careers

Students who pursue a degree in Electromechanical Engineering work primarily in manufacturing, utilities, or other services that require advanced knowledge of mechanical, electronic, control, and computer systems. Some engineers decide to go into research and development. Since graduates have a strong understanding of electromechanical systems, they are able to find jobs in many different industries.

The job field for Electromechanical Engineering field is not showing growth. However, graduates have advanced skills in engineering that should enable them to find jobs in other occupations. Those who have previous experience in the field will be more competitive in the job market.

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Here is a small sample of the careers that a degree in Electromechanical Engineering might open up.

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Engineers, All Other
Mechanical Engineers
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