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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

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Program education objectives

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

  1. Leaders in an industrial workplace with strong ethics and communications skills; able to participate on and lead teams with diverse technical and personal backgrounds.
  2. Able to translate customer needs into successful products by determining product specifications while integrating multiple sets of constraints and needs.
  3. Able to employ strong computational skills using a variety of tools to analyze and effectively communicate design and engineering decisions.
  4. Able to integrate a broad practical mechanical engineering technology background with current advances to produce cutting edge products while minimizing cost and environmental impacts.
  5. Life-long-learners who are able to grow professionally by seeking out opportunities for training and certifications.

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

g-o. an ability to apply oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments;

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

MCET1. Utilize geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and computer aided drafting and design to document component design

MCET2. Select, set-up, and calibrate instrumentation typically used in mechanical components and systems;

MCET3. Prepare laboratory reports documenting testing associated with the development, installation or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;

MCET4. Utilize differential and integral calculus to solve engineering problems;

MCET5. Select manufacturing processes;

MCET6. Utilize material science to inform material selection;

MCET7. Apply solid mechanics, such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials to solve engineering problems,

MCET8. Design mechanical systems

MCET9. Apply thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer to solve engineering problems,

MCET10. Ability to analyze electrical circuits (ac and dc) and electronic controls;

MCET11. Utilize industry codes, specifications, and standards in the design and testing of engineering components or systems

MCET12. Prepare technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.