Engineering approved for electro-mechanical systems concentration

The Campbell University School of Engineering has received ABET approval for a new Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineering concentration for undergraduates. The concentration will focus on integrated systems that use automation and robotics and will combine aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering, according to Dean Dr. Jenna Carpenter. 

“Employers in the state and beyond are increasingly looking for engineers with this integrated skill set that spans both electrical engineering and mechanical engineering,” Carpenter said. “With our hands-on, project-based approach to engineering education and our existing concentrations, EM Systems is a great fit for us that will meet growing industry needs.”

Carpenter said EM Systems is especially important for products and processes that integrate mechanical systems with electronics and computer control. Strong job growth regionally and nationally for these professionals exist in areas such as controls, manufacturing, robotics and automation, she said. 

“Companies in our region such as Caterpillar, Boon Edam, 3M and Mertek hire electromechanical engineering graduates,” Carpenter added.

Students pursuing current engineering (Bachelor of Science Engineering) degrees at Campbell take a common set of foundational courses in math and science in addition to engineering courses such as first-year design, senior design, statics and strength of materials, circuits, thermodynamics, fluids, and engineering economics. The Electromechanical Systems engineering concentration includes a focus on materials, dynamics, mechanics, electronics, machine design, embedded systems, system dynamics, automation and actuators and sensors. Paired with a solid engineering core and hands-on project-based approach, the concentration prepares graduates for a variety of job opportunities upon graduation with a particular focus in automated systems.