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MS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration

Overview

The Master of Science in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration (MMSI) is an interdisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering through an applied course of study. Highlights of the program include courses in engineering, business practices, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises. Students select an area of concentrated study, and a thesis, capstone, or comprehensive exam. Concentrations consisting of a three-course sequence are available in product design, automation, quality, and electronics manufacturing.

The program is offered by the department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology in collaboration with the Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

MS/MMSI Contact Information

Program Director

Betsy Dell, Professor & MMSI Graduate Director

emdmet@rit.edu

Golisano Hall -11169

 

Academic Advisor

Jayne Downes

jmdism@rit.edu

Golisano Hall 1173

Program Educational Objectives

Program Goal 1. Systems Thinking (Define, Develop, Integrate and Manage Systems)

  • Define system requirements and identify the components required to develop systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate system components
  • Outline and defend the financial details for developing systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage systems and work in a team environment

Program Goal 2. Analytical Problem Solving (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control System)

  • Apply lean six sigma tools, methods and models to evaluate systems and to develop solutions
  • Define, measure and analyze relevant data and information to improve and control the systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to compile and present analysis findings in written and/or oral format

Program Goal 3. Effective Written and Oral Communication Skills

  • Access research data bases on-line; cite references, and recognize plagiarism sources
  • Develop a research paper or proposal
  • Construct or create a project report and/or white paper.
  • Present research/project findings and conclusions.

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Curriculum

Core Courses             MFET 650 - Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals

MFET 730 – Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing

ACCT 706 – Cost Management

DECS 744 - Project Management

GRCS 701 - Research Methods

STAT 670 - Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists

 

Concentrations          Product Design

MCET 620 – Robust Design & Production Systems

MCET 670 – Concept Design and Critical Parameter Management

MCET 720 – Product and Production System Development and Integration

                                    Automation

MFET 670 – Controls for Manufacturing Automation

MFET 685 – Robots and CNC in Intelligent Manufacturing

ISEE 610 – Systems Simulation

                                    Quality

STAT 621 – Quality Engineering

STAT 741 – Regression Analysis

MCET 620 – Robust Design & Production Systems

                                    Electronic Packaging

MFET 655 – Surface Mount Electronics Manufacturing

TCET 740 – Fiber-Optic Telecommunications

MFET 756 – Advanced Concepts in Surface Mount Electronics

Elective(s)                   Students in the thesis option must complete one elective, while students in the capstone project option must complete two electives and students choosing the comprehensive examination option must complete three electives.  Courses selected to fulfill elective requirements may be any course from a different MMSI concentration than the one chosen, or a graduate course from another graduate program (if approved by the graduate director and faculty member teaching the course), or an independent study course if approved by the graduate director.

Exit Requirement      Thesis, Capstone, or Comprehensive Exam.  The choice of exit option will affect the number of electives a student is able to take as part of the MMSI program.

 

 

 

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Typical Course Sequences - Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration

Thesis Track              First Year

                                    MFET 650 - Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals

                                    GRCS 701 - Research Methods

Concentration Course 1

                                    MFET 730 – Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing

                                    ACCT 706 – Cost Management

                                    MFET 788 – Thesis Planning

                                    Second Year

                                    DECS 744 - Project Management

                                    STAT 670 – Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists

Concentration Courses 2, 3

                                    Elective

                                    MFET 790 - Thesis

Capstone Track         First Year

                                    MFET 650 - Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals

                                    STAT 670 – Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists

                                    GRCS 701 - Research Methods

MFET 730 – Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing       

Concentration Course 1

                                    Elective

 

                                    Second Year

                                    DECS 744 - Project Management

                                    ACCT 706 – Cost Management

                                    Concentration Course 2, 3

                                    Elective

                                    MFET 797 - Capstone Project

                                   

Comprehensive         First Year

Exam

                                    MFET 650 - Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals

                                    STAT 670 – Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists

                                    GRCS 701 - Research Methods

MFET 730 – Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing       

Concentration Course 1

                                    Elective

 

                                    Second Year

                                    DECS 744 - Project Management

                                    ACCT 706 – Cost Management

                                    Concentration Course 2, 3

                                    Elective

Elective

Comprehensive Exam (Zero Credit)

 

The topic for a student’s thesis or capstone, and the faculty advisor, will be in the concentration which the student has chosen to specialize. 

 

The above schedule is only a suggested order; the specific semester a class is taken is the discretion of the student, their faculty advisor, and the Program Director for Graduate Studies and Research.

           

Any student who receives a grade of ‘D’ or ‘F’ in a course must repeat that course. If the course is part of the core curriculum, the student cannot use a different course to replace the original course.  When a course is repeated, both grades are calculated into the student’s graduate GPA.  The original grade is NOT removed.

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Cooperative Education

Although graduate students are eligible for Co-op work, it is not required as part of the MS in MMET program.  Students are responsible for securing their own Co-op assignment and MMET does not assure Co-op placement.  If a student in the MMET program choose to include a Co-op work experience as part of his/her program, Co-op evaluations must be completed by both the employer and student.

 

It is important to note that accepting a job offer, verbally or in writing, constitutes a binding contract, which may not be rescinded.  

 

International students must complete two semesters of course work at RIT before beginning a Co-op work assignment.  RIT’s office of International Students Services and the MMET Program Director for Graduate Studies and Research must approve Co-op assignments for International students, the cumulative total of which must not exceed 365 days in duration.

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Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in the field of engineering, engineering technology, or computing. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Applicants with a lower GPA will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted on a probationary basis. These students will have to secure a B or better average in the first three graduate courses to be considered for full admission.
  • Have completed college level course work in computer programming and probability and statistics.
  • Submit two professional recommendations.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Submit a clearly written, one-page statement of purpose.
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) is required. International applicants must also submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A score of 1,200 (V&Q) and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher are required. Applicants with low GRE scores may be admitted conditionally; but may be required to take additional English language tests and, if required, English language courses along with a reduced program course load.

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