BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical engineering technology involves understanding how products and machinery work and how to design, make or use them. From water wheels and steam engines to high-performance automobiles, air-conditioned environments and jet aircraft, mechanical engineering technology has changed society for the better.
As a mechanical engineering technology student, you will study the foundations of mechanics, materials and energy. You will learn technical skills such as drafting, CAD, how to use computers, how to test materials and how to make parts. You will learn to apply these principles and skills to the various fields of mechanical engineering technology--such as product and machine design, power generation, utilities and manufacturing--through laboratories and design projects. Full-time students gain valuable industrial experience through the required cooperative education program. The BS in 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 .
Types of jobs a person might have in this field
Information will be available at a later date.
Fall 2013 Semester Typical Course Sequence
Please see the official RIT semester course sequence for the BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology here
Semester course descriptions will be coming soon.
Program accreditation and educational objectives
The Bachelor of Science in 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 .
Program education objectives
Graduates from RIT's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:
- 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.
- Participation and leadership while working on teams involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical and/or manufacturing systems and processes.
- An ability to design new and improved products, systems and processes that are appropriate for their use.
- Effective communication.
Graduates from the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:
- The ability to apply technical expertise from the following areas to the analysis, design, development, implementation, or oversight of mechanical systems and processes:
- A1. Manufacturing Processes
- A2. Engineering Materials
- A3. Statics
- A4. Strength of Materials
- A5. Dynamics
- A6. Fluid Mechanics
- A7. Thermodynamics
- A8. Computer Aided Engineering Tools
- A9. Mechanical Design
- A10. Electric, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Circuits
- The ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
- The ability to formulate, conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve designs and processes.
- The ability to apply creativity to the design of mechanical systems, components and processes.
- The ability to function effectively on teams.
- The ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- Effective communication.
- Recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life long learning.
- Knowledge of the ethical and social responsibilities of professionals working in the mechanical engineering technology field.
- Respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Competence in the use of the computer as a problem solving and communications tool.
- The ability to apply project management techniques to the completion of laboratory and project assignments.
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply codes and regulations, and produce proper documentation to comply with them.
- Meaningful work experience in the mechanical engineering technology field.