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BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Overview

This program's major thrust is on advanced manufacturing, emphasizing automated manufacturing and computer integrated manufacturing, with technical concentrations in design and assembly modeling, design for manufacture and assembly, data acquisition and instrumentation, quality control, lean six sigma, manufacturing management, plastics processing and electronics packaging. The subjects covered in the core curriculum include traditional and non-traditional manufacturing processes, materials technology, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, controls for manufacturing automation (PLC), microprocessors, robotics, electrical and electronics principles, surface mount electronics packaging fundamentals, quality control, engineering economics, and production and operations management. The uniqueness of this program is in its combination of technical and management courses at the undergraduate level and also its emphasis on project based hands-on practical education.

The BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org .

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

3
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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Typical Course Sequence - BS/MS Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Accelerated dual degree option

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

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
 LAS Perspective 13
MATH-171LAS Perspective 7A: Calculus A3
 LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†3
MCET-110Foundations of Metals2
MCET-111Characterization of Metals Lab1
MCET-150Engineering Communication and Tolerancing3
PHYS-111LAS Perspective 5: College Physics I4
MATH-172LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus B3
 LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing3
 Year One: College Experience0
 Wellness Education*0
Second Year
MCET-220Principles of Statics3
 LAS Perspective 2, 36
MATH-211Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations3
PHYS-112College Physics II4
MCET-210Foundations of Non-Metallic Materials2
MCET-211Characterization of Non-Metallic Materials Lab1
MCET-221Strength of Materials4
EEET-215Circuits and Electronics2
EEET-216Circuits and Electronics Lab1
STAT-145Introduction to Statistics I3
COMM-203Effective Technical Communications3
MCET-299Career Seminar0
MCET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Third Year
STAT-146Introduction to Statistics II4
MCET-320Mechanical Dynamics w/ Applications3
CHEM-131LAS Perspective 5: General Chemistry for Engineers3
 LAS Perspective 43
MCET-430Thermal Fluid Systems I3
MFET-650Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals3
MCET-530Thermal Fluid Systems II3
 Concentration Course3
CQAS-682Six Sigma Fundamentals3
MCET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Fourth Year
CHEM-131LAS Perspective 5: General Chemistry and Engineers3
MCET-330Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power3
MCET-450Mechanical Analysis and Design I3
MCET-400Experimental Methods3
CQAS-670Designing Experiments for Process Improvement3
MCET-550Mechanical Analysis and Design II3
MCET-551Mechanical Analysis and Design II Lab1
MCET-535Thermal Fluid Systems Lab2
 LAS Immersion 23
 Concentration Course3
GRCS-701Research Methods3
MCET-499Cooperative Education (summer)Co-op
Fifth Year
GRCS-702Graduate Writing Strategies3
DECS-744Project Management3
 Concentration Course3
 Technical Electives6
 Free Electives6
 LAS Immersion 33
ACCT-703Accounting for Decision Makers3
Choose one of the following:3
    Technical Elective 
   MFET-788   Thesis Preparation 
Choose one of the following:3
     Capstone or Thesis 
    Technical Elective and Comprehensive Exam 
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 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.

RIT COURSE CATALOG

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Job Outlook

Employment of manufacturing engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. This occupation is versatile both in the nature of the work it does and in the industries in which its expertise can be put to use. In addition, because manufacturing engineers’ work can help with cost control by increasing efficiency, these engineers are attractive to employers in most industries, including nonprofits.

Because they are not as specialized as other engineers, manufacturing engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, including major manufacturing industries, hospitals, consulting and engineering services, and research and development firms. This versatility arises from the fact that these engineers’ expertise focuses on reducing internal costs, making their work valuable for many industries. For example, their work is important for manufacturing industries considering relocation to domestic sites. In addition, growth in healthcare and changes in how care is delivered will create demand for manufacturing engineers. Firms in a variety of industries are seeking new ways to contain costs and improve efficiency, leading to more demand for these workers. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Employment

Manufacturing (Industrial) engineers held about 223,300 jobs in 2012. About 69 percent of jobs were in manufacturing industries and another 13 percent were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)

Salary Information

Co-op:     $17.33                     $10.00 - $26.00
BS:          $62,000                   $54,000 - $70,000

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ABET Program Accreditation Information

The Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of 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 Manufacturing 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 apply statistically based quality principles as well as automation and robotics to produce successful products while minimizing production costs.
  3. Able to understand the economics of the entire manufacturing cycle, including domestic and international supply chain management.
  4. Able to integrate a broad practical manufacturing engineering technology background with current advances in materials, manufacturing, electronics, and big data analysis 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. commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Specific Criteria

MFET1. apply materials and manufacturing processes to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness

MFET2. apply product design process, tooling, and assembly to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness

MFET3. apply manufacturing systems, automation, and operations to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness

MFET4. apply statistics, quality and continuous improvement, and industrial organization and management to the solution of manufacturing problems to achieve manufacturing competitiveness

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