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BS in Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology

Overview

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), http://www.abet.org .

Typical Course Sequence - BS Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101Fundamentals of Engineering3
MFET-105Machine Tools Lab1
MFET-120Manufacturing Processes3
MATH-171LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A3
 LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†3
 LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing3
MCET-110, 111Foundations of Metals and Characterization of Metals and Lab3
EEET-111, 112DC Circuits and Lab4
MCET-150Engineering Communications and Tolerancing3
PHYS-111LAS Perspective 5: College Physics 4
MATH-172LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B3
 Year One: College Experience0
 Wellness Education*0
Second Year
MCET-220Principles of Statics3
COMM-203Effective Technical Communication3
MFET-120Manufacturing Processes3
MATH-211Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations3
PHYS-112College Physics II4
EEET-121, 122AC Circuits and Lab4
EMET-290Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology3
EEET-225, 226Electronic Amplifiers and Lab3
STAT-145Introduction to Statistics I 3
CPET-121Computational Problem Solving I3
 LAS Perspective 13
Third Year
STAT-146Introduction to Statistics II4
MFET-340, 341Automation Control Systems and Lab3
MCET-210, 211Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials and Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab3
EEET-247, 248Microprocessors and Digital Systems and Lab3
 LAS Perspective 23
EMET-299Cooperative Education Preparation0
EMET-499Cooperative Education (spring, summer)Co-op
Fourth Year
EEET-241, 242Electric Machines and Transformers and Lab3
MCET-430, 530Thermal Fluid Systems I, II6
 LAS Immersion 1, 26
MFET-436Engineering Economics3
CHMG-131LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers3
EMET-419Experimental Methods for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology (WI)3
EEET-435Process Control and Instrumentation3
 LAS Perspective 33
EMET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Fifth Year
EMET-499Cooperative Education (fall)Co-op
 LAS Perspective 43
 LAS Immersion 33
 Free Elective 1, 26
 Technical Elective 13
MCET-535Thermal Fluid Systems Project2
Total Semester Credit Hours128

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Typical Course Sequence - BS/MS Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Accelerated dual degree option

An accelerated dual degree option allows students to earn a BS in electrical/mechanical engineering technology and an MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration in five years.

Electrical mechanical engineering technology, BS degree/Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, MS degree, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101Fundamentals of Engineering3
MFET-105Machine Tools Lab1
MFET-120Manufacturing Processes3
MATH-171LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A 3
 LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†3
 LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing3
MCET-110, 111Foundations of Metals and Characterization of Metals Lab 3
EEET-111, 112DC Circuits and Lab4
MCET-150Engineering Communications and Tolerancing3
PHYS-111LAS Perspective 5: College Physics 4
MATH-172LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B3
 Year One: College Experience0
 Wellness Education*0
Second Year
MCET-220Principles of Statics3
COMM-203Effective Technical Communications3
MFET-120Manufacturing Processes3
MATH-211Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations3
PHYS-112College Physics II4
EEET-121, 122AC Circuits and Lab4
EMET-290Mechanics for Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology3
EEET-225, 226Electronic Amplifiers and Lab3
STAT-145Introduction to Statistics I 3
CPET-121Computational Problem Solving I3
 LAS Perspective 13
EMET-299Co-op Preparation0
EMET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Third Year
STAT-146Introduction to Statistics II4
MCET-430Thermal Fluid Systems I3
MCET-210, 211Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials and Lab3
EEET-247, 248Microprocessors and Digital Systems and Lab3
MFET-650Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals3
EMET-419Experimental Methods (WI)3
MCET-530Thermal Fluid Systems II3
 LAS Perspective 23
CQAS-682Six Sigma Fundamentals3
 Graduate Concentration Course3
EMET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Fourth Year
MFET-340, 341Automation Control Systems and Lab3
EEET-241, 242Electric Machines and Transformers and Lab3
MFET-436Engineering Ergonomics3
CHMG-131LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers3
CQAS-670Designing Experiments for Process3
EEET-435Process Control and Instrumentation3
MCET-535Thermal Fluid Systems Lab2
 LAS Perspective 33
 LAS Immersion 13
 Graduate Concentration Course3
GRCS-701Research Methods3
EMET-499Cooperative Education (spring, summer)Co-op
Fifth Year
GRCS-702Graduate Writing Strategies3
DECS-744Project Management3
 Graduate Concentration Course3
ACCT-703Accounting for Decision Makers3
Choose one of the following:3
   MFET-788   Thesis Prep 
     Elective 
Choose one of the following:3
    Capstone Project 
    Thesis 
    Comprehensive Exam 
 LAS Immersion 2, 36
 LAS Perspective 43
Total Semester Credit Hours155

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Course Descriptions

The link below will take you to the RIT course catalog search.  When the page opens, please click on E, and then choose EMET.  This will display the list of all Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology specific courses.  Click on any course to display the detailed descriptions.

RIT COURSE CATALOG

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Job Outlook

Electrical engineers should have favorable employment opportunities. The number of job openings resulting from employment growth and from the need to replace electrical engineers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force is expected to be in rough balance with the supply of graduates. Employment of electrical engineers is expected to increase slower than average for all occupations through 2020. Although international competition and the use of engineering services performed in other countries may limit employment growth, strong demand for electrical devices such as giant electric power generators or wireless phone transmitters should boost growth. Prospects should be particularly good for electrical engineers working in engineering services firms providing technical expertise to other companies on specific projects. 

Mechanical engineers are projected to have slower than average employment through 2020. Although total employment in manufacturing industries—in which employment of mechanical engineers is concentrated—is expected to decline, employment of mechanical engineers in manufacturing should increase as the demand for improved machinery and machine tools grows and as industrial machinery and processes become increasingly complex. Also, emerging technologies in biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will create new job opportunities for mechanical engineers. Additional opportunities for mechanical engineers will arise because the skills acquired through earning a degree in mechanical engineering often can be applied in other engineering specialties. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Employment

Of the 1.6 million engineering jobs in 2010, electrical engineers held 151,000, mechanical engineers held 243,000 jobs, and electronic engineers held 140,000 jobs. Most jobs were in professional, scientific, and technical services firms, government agencies, and manufacturers of computer and electronic products and machinery. Wholesale trade, communications, and utilities firms accounted for most of the remaining jobs. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Salary Information

Co-op:    $17.25                     $10.00 - $27.25
BS:          $57,000                   $40,500 - $74,000

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ABET Program Accreditation Information

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), http://www.abet.org .

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 E/MET 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 electro-mechanical and/or manufacturing systems, products, and 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

EMET1. Utilize geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and computer aided drafting and design to document component design.

EMET2. Select, set-up, and calibrate of instrumentation typically used in mechanical components and systems;

EMET3. Prepare laboratory reports documenting testing associated with the development, installation or maintenance of mechanical components and systems;

EMET4. Utilize differential and integral calculus to solve engineering problems;

EMET5. Select manufacturing processes;

EMET6. Utilize material science to inform material selection;

EMET7. Apply principles of solid mechanics, such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc. to solve engineering problems,

EMET8. Apply principles of thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.; to solve engineering problems,

EMET9. Utilize industry codes, specifications, and standards in the design and testing of engineering components or systems

EMET10. Prepare technical communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present proposals, reports, and specifications.

EMET11.The application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems;

EMET12. The applications of natural sciences and mathematics at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry to the building, testing, operation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

EMET13. The ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems;

EMET14. The ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems;

EMET15.  The ability to utilize differential and integral calculus, as a minimum, to characterize the performance of electrical/electronic systems.

EMET16. The ability to integrate electrical and mechanical principles to design electromechanical systems

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