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BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology


The present shortage of qualified manufacturing engineers and technologists is between 50,000 and 100,000 people—and the need is increasing. It is also estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 new jobs are created in manufacturing engineering every year. Industrial productivity and technological innovations are driving this demand. The manufacturing engineering technology program prepares students to meet the demand for personnel well-versed in the new manufacturing technologies, which include computer-aided design, computer numerical control, microprocessor controls, robotics, computer-aided manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, assembly automation, computer-integrated manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

The goal of the manufacturing engineering technology program is to prepare individuals for professional employment in the fields of product design, development, and manufacturing. The program is designed to provide the skills necessary for applying emerging manufacturing technologies. A cooperative education program enhances these skills by allowing students to gain valuable experience working in the manufacturing industries. Throughout the academic program, a significant amount of hands-on laboratory experience in manufacturing is provided. The BS in Manufacturing 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

  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Technical Sales

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Typical Course Sequence - BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MCET-101Fundamentals of Engineering3
MFET-105Machine Tools Lab1
MFET-120Manufacturing Processes3
 LAS Perspective 13
MATH-171, 172LAS Perspective 7A, 7B: Calculus A, B6
 LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†3
MCET-110, 111Foundations of Metals and Characterization of Metals Lab3
MCET-150Engineering Communications and Tolerancing3
PHYS-111LAS Perspective 5: College Physics 14
 LAS Foundation 1: First Year Writing3
 Year One: College Experience0
 Wellness Education*0
Second Year
MCET-220Principles of Statics3
 LAS Perspective 23
MATH-211Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations3
PHYS-112College Physics II4
MCET-210, 211

Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials and Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab

MCET-221Strength of Materials4
EEET-215, 216Circuits and Electronics and Lab3
STAT-145Introduction to Statistics I 3
COMM-203 Effective Technical Communication3
 LAS Perspective 33
Third Year
STAT-146Introduction to Statistics II4
MFET-340, 341Automation Control Systems and Lab3
MFET-345, 346Electronics Manufacturing and Lab3
 LAS Immersion 13
 Free Elective3
MFET-299Cooperative Education Preparation0
MFET-499Cooperative Education (spring, summer)Co-op
Fourth Year
MFET-420Quality Engineering Principles3
MFET-445, 446Robotics and Automation (WI) and Lab3
MFET-436Engineering Economics3
CHMG-131LAS Perspective 6: General Chemistry for Engineers3
 LAS Immersion 2, 36
MFET-450Lean Production and Supply Chain Operations3
MFET-460Integrated Design for Manufacture and Assembly3
 Technical Elective3
 LAS Perspectives 43
MFET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Fifth Year
MFET-499Cooperative Education (fall)Co-op
MFET-580Production Systems Design3
MFET-590Production Systems Development3
 Free Elective3
 LAS Elective3
 Technical Elective3
Total Semester Credit Hours125


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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 M, and then choose MFET.  This will display the list of all Manufacturing Engineering Technology specific courses.  Click on any course to display the detailed descriptions.


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Program accreditation and educational objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Engineering Technology 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. Leadership and participation in teams that act as change agents and innovators in product design and manufacturing related organizations.
  3. The ability to drive the design of manufacturable products, design effective and efficient new production processes and improve the performance of existing operations.
  4. Effective communication.

Program outcomes

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

  1. The ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
    A1. Materials
    A2. Manufacturing Processes
    A3. Quality
    A4. Tooling
    A5. Automation
    A6. Production Operations
    A7. Maintenance
    A8. Industrial Organization and Management
    A9. Statistics
    A10. Financial Measures
    A11. Systems Integration
  2. The ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of manufacturing technology listed below to the solution of manufacturing problems
  3. The ability to formulate, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. The ability to apply creativity in the design of manufacturing systems, components, and processe
  5. The ability to function effectively in teams.
  6. The ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  7. Effective communication.
  8. Recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life long learning.
  9. Knowledge of ethical and social responsibility expected of professionals working in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology field.
  10. Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
  11. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  12. Competence in the use of the computer as a problem solving and communications tool.
  13. The ability to apply project management techniques to the completion of lab assignments and projects.
  14. Successfully completing a comprehensive design project that demonstarates the ability to improve the manufacturability of product designs and design effective new manufacturing/assembly processes and procedures.
  15. Meaningful work experience in the manufacturing engineering technology field.
  16. The ability to articulate the economic and organizational importance of manufacturing to companies, individuals and the community.

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