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Mechanical Engineering Technology ABET Information

We enroll approximately 1/5 of all students at RIT!

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), .

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Please find enrollment and graduation data for all ABET accredited programs here.

Program education objectives

Graduates from RIT's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:

1.      Critical thinking skills by applying their strong technical foundation to solve problems

2.      Effective participation and leadership on diverse teams involved in the conceptualization, design, analysis, development, and implementation of mechanical products and systems and/or manufacturing processes.

3.      A commitment to professional work ethics, quality, and continuous improvement.

4.      Effective communication, professional and informal, using appropriate methods within all levels of the organization.

Student outcomes

General Criteria

A.      An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities

B.      An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies

C.      An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes

D.     An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

E.      An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

F.       An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems

G.     An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

H.     An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

I.        An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

J.        A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context

K.      A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Program Specific Criteria

MCET 1.         Analyze, design, develop, and implement advanced machine/mechanical systems or processes

MCET 2.         Analyze, design, develop, and implement  of advanced thermal/fluid systems or processes

MCET 3.         Analyze, design, develop, and implement  of instrumentation and data acquisition systems