Top Schools for Electromechanical Instrumentation

Read about programs in electromechanical instrumentation, through which students learn about radar, sonar, magnets and other devices that use electrical properties and technology. Find summaries of three programs, as well as a list of other schools that offer training in this specialized field.

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Programs in electromechanical instrumentation can lead to associate and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering technology or a closely related field. Relevant certificate options are also available.

School Overview

The four schools provide exceptional training in this field; they include the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Bowling Green State University, Bismarck State College and Purdue University - Calumet. The first three schools were regionally or nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. Purdue - Calmut provides an extensive training program that prepares students for many different jobs related to electromechanical instrumentation.

Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI

School Highlights: The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSE) is a small, private school that U.S. News & World Report ranked 11th among schools in the Midwest for 2017.

MSE offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering Technology program that includes coursework in electromechanical instrumentation. Students can complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH

School Highlights: U.S. News & World Report ranked Bowling Green State University (BGSU) #103 in top public schools in the U.S. in 2017.

BGSU offers a B.S. in Electro-Mechanical Systems Technology (EMST) through its College of Technology. The EMST program prepares graduates for work in the manufacturing industry, including positions in analysis and design, mechatronics, process control, testing and sales. Course topics include electrical circuits, materials strength and computer-aided design (CAD).

Purdue University - Calumet in Hammond, IN

School Highlights: Prepares students for a number of professions including careers in technical services, machine design, and control specialization.

Purdue University - Calumet (PUC) is an extension of Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette. PUC offers a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, which incorporates studies in the fabrication, maintenance, testing and operation of electromechanical systems. The program focuses on electrical control, mechanical design and manufacturing within the context of packaging machinery.

Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND

School Highlight: The Instrumentation and Control program is available on campus and online.

Students in the Instrumentation and Control program at Bismarck State College can pursue a Certificate of Complete in Electronics, a Certificate in Instrumentation and Control or an Associate of Applied Science. The Instrument and Control program is designed specifically for aspiring instrument technicians, and it covers topics such as calibration, testing and maintenance. The credits from the Associate of Applied Science program can be applied directly to a Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Management, which the school also offers in an online format. For 2017, Bismarck was tied for #56 among regional colleges in the Midwest, per U.S. News & World Report.

Top Electromechanical Instrumentation Schools in the U.S.

  • At Excelsior College in Albany, NY, the B.S. in Technology program is provided entirely online.
  • At Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID, the program accepts ten new students each semester.
  • At Murray State University in Murray, KY, the electromechanical instrumentation program is designed to meet the requirements of automated manufacturing companies.
  • At the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, students can be part of a student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, is certified by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers a Certificate in Electricity and Instrumentation program.

Students who are interested in electromechanical instrumentation can find strong undergraduate programs in the topic or, more commonly, a related subject.

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