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BS in Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology


With both the increased complexity of product design and the merger of mechanical and electrical aspects of design, there is a growing need for professionals who have a strong foundation in the electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing disciplines. Graduates from the electrical/mechanical engineering technology program are able to effectively bridge the gap between coworkers with more specialized backgrounds.

The electrical/mechanical engineering technology program prepares graduates for professional careers in the broad field of engineering technology, where an integration of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing disciplines is important. We also provide the maximum amount of flexibility in transfer from other RIT programs and a variety of two-year programs, including engineering science and engineering technology. The BS Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), .

Types of jobs a person might have in this field

  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Equipment engineer
  • PLC engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Integration engineer
  • Facilities engineer

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Fall 2013 Semester Typical Course Sequence

Please see the official semester course sequence for the BS in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology here

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Course Descriptions

Semester course descriptions will be coming soon.

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Technical Concentrations

Concentration Approval Form

The upper division technical concentrations should make a unified concentration, with an emphasis that makes sense to the student’s goals. Standard concentrations will be approved by the Program Chair, with more unusual ones also requiring the signature of the committee member from the discipline involved.

Program Chair: Prof. Michael J. Parthum Sr.
Program Advisor: Ms. Stefanie Soroka
Program Advisor: Ms. Joyelle Proctor

Committee members:
Electrical: Prof. Charles Swain
Mechanical: Prof. Beth Carle
Manufacturing: Prof. Scott Anson

Distance and Local Students
There are a standard set of concentrations available for both distance and local students. Some of the courses are available in both formats, some are only available distance.

Electric Power Systems:
0609 550 Power Systems I Fall Distance, Winter Live
0609 552 Power Systems II Spring Distance and Blended
A third course, frequently Production and Operations Management II, must be chosen.

Manufacturing Management (select 3 courses)
0610 570 Robust Design Fall Distance, Spring Live
0617 441 Prod. and Oper. Mgt. II Spring Live and Distance
0610 509 Product Design Winter Distance
0630 490 Project Management Spring Distance

Telecommunications (select 3 courses)
0614 465 Voice Telecom Fall Distance, Winter Live
0614 480 T. Policy Fall Live, Spring Distance
0614 475 Switching Tech. Fall Live, Spring Live
0614 477 Networking Tech. Winter Live, Spring Distance
0614 479 Network Mgt. Winter Distance, Spring Live

Structures - Civil
0608-404-90 Applied Mechanics of Materials Winter Distance
0608-490-90 Structural Analysis Fall Distance
Then one of or any order there after:
0608-470-90 Timber Design and Const. Fall Dis (can be done with 0608-490)
0608-497-90 Structural Steel Design Winter Distance
0608-496-90 Reinforced Concrete Design Spring Distance

Safety Technology:
0630-450 Occupational Health
0630-455 Occupational Safety
0633-401 Fire Protection
0633-540 System Safety/Incident Investigation (prereq. 450, 454)
0630-545 Safety & Health Program Mgmt. (prereq. 540)
0630-500 Risk Assessment, Mgmt. and Comm. (prereq. 450)

Environmental management:
0630-201 Principles of Environmental Management
0630-350 Solid & Hazardous Waste Management (prereq. 201)
0630-352 Industrial Wastewater Management (prereq. 201)
0630-354 Air Emissions Management (prereq. 201)
0630-490 Project Management
0630-515 Corporate Environmental Management (prereq. 350, 352, 354)
Other - Students may work with an advisor to create a program which meets ABET requirements for a technical concentration, yet also meets their specific career objectives.

On-Campus Concentrations
Mechanical Design:
0610 570 Robust Design
0610 403 Failure Mechanics
0610 506 Machine Design I
0610 508 Machine Design II
Entrepreneurial Minor
See the minor for course selections. 3 technical courses from the minor will count toward the concentration.

Other Technical Minors
A special program may be designed for a student who needs to use solid technical courses toward a technical minor.

Other Electrical Concentrations
Specific courses sequences may be designed to allow a student further depth in the electrical area.

Special Concentrations
The program chair will entertain a request from a student who has a special program which will still meet ABET standards.

Click here to learn more about liberal arts minors and concentrations.

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Program Accreditation and Educational Objectives

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

Program education objectives

Graduates from RIT's E/MET Program will demonstrate:

  1. A professional work ethic, a commitment to lifelong learning, quality and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of technical and/or management responsibility.
  2. Participation and leadership while working on teams involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of electrical, mechanical and/or manufacturing systems and processes.
  3. An ability to design effective and efficient new products, systems and processes.
  4. Effective communication.

Program outcomes

Graduates from the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:

  1. The ability to apply technical expertise from the following areas to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical and electrical systems and processes:
    1. A1. Manufacturing processes
    2. A2. Engineering materials
    3. A3. Statics
    4. A4. Strength of materials
    5. A5. Dynamics
    6. A6. Fluid power/fluid mechanics
    7. A7. Thermodynamics
    8. A8. Computer aided engineering tools
    9. A9. Computer programming
    10. A10. Electric circuits
    11. A11. Electronics
    12. A12. Electric power
    13. A13. Microcomputers
    14. A14. Industrial control systems
    15. A15. Industrial instrumentation
    16. A16. Project and production management
    17. A17. Engineering economics
  2. The ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
  3. The ability to formulate, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve designs and processes.
  4. The ability to apply creativity to the design of systems, components or processes in the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology field.
  5. The ability to function effectively on teams.
  6. The ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  7. Effective communication.
  8. A recognition of the need for, and the ability to, engage in life long learning.
  9. A knowledge of the ethical and social responsibilities expected of professionals working in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology.
  10. A respect for diversity and have knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. Specialized expertise in a single technical field.
  13. Competence in the use of the computer to solve problems, write reports, make presentations, and as a communication tool.
  14. Meaningful work experience in the electrical/mechanical engineering technology field.

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