Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration MS


Graduate Admissions Counselor

Matt Stever
585-475-5529, mesges@rit.edu


Department Contact

Betsy Dell, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
585-475-6577, emdmet@rit.edu


Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam GRE required for individuals with degrees from international universities
Other
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 80
IELTS 6.5
PTE Academic 58

 

Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

Program overview

The MS in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration is an interdisciplinary degree designed for individuals who wish to achieve competence in mechanical or manufacturing engineering through an applied course of study. The program includes courses in engineering, business practices, and management functions found in many manufacturing enterprises.

The program is offered by the department of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology in collaboration with the Saunders College of Business and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Plan of study

The program consists of 36 semester credit hours and is comprised of core courses, a three-course concentration, electives, and a capstone project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. Concentrations are available in product design, automation, quality, or electronics manufacturing. Students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses depending on their background and the concentration they select. The graduate director may approve the waiver of courses in the prerequisite group from graduation requirements, depending on a students’ academic and employment background. Full-time students are eligible for two blocks (three months for each block) of cooperative education after completing two semesters (18 credit hours) of study.

Electives

Students in the thesis option must complete one elective, while students in the capstone project option must complete two electives. Students choosing the comprehensive examination option must complete three electives. Courses that fulfill elective requirements may be any course from a different concentration than the one chosen, a graduate course from another graduate program (if approved by the graduate director and faculty member teaching the course), or an independent study course if approved by the student’s graduate program director.

Curriculum

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration (thesis option), MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
STAT-670 Designing Experiments for Engineers and Scientists 3
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
MFET-730 Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing 3
  Concentration Courses 6
ACCT-706 Cost Management 3
MFET-788 Thesis Planning 3
Second Year
DECS-744 Project Management 3
  Elective* 3
  Concentration Course 3
MFET-790 Thesis 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration (capstone project option), MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
STAT-670 Designing Experiments for Process Improvement 3
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
  Concentration Courses 6
MFET-730 Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing 3
ACCT-706 Cost Management 3
Second Year
DECS-744 Project Management 3
  Concentration Course 3
  Elective* 3
MFET-797 Capstone Project  
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

Manufacturing and mechanical systems integration (comprehensive exam option), MS degree, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
MFET-650 Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Fundamentals 3
STAT-670 Designing Experiments for Process Improvement 3
GRCS-701 Research Methods 3
MFET-730 Six Sigma for Design and Manufacturing 3
ACCT-706 Cost Management 3
  Elective*  
  Concentration Courses 6
Second Year
DECS-744 Project Management 3
  Concentration Course 3
  Electives* 6
MFET-795 Comprehensive Examination 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

* Elective courses must be chosen from the list of concentration courses, but must be outside of the concentration the student has chosen as part of their program of study.

Concentrations

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
Automated manufacturing
ISEE-610 Systems Simulation 3
MFET-670 Manufacturing Automation Controls 3
MFET-685 Robots and CNC in Integrated Manufacturing 3
Electronics packaging  
MFET-655 Surface Mount Electronics Manufacturing 3
MFET-756 Advanced Concepts in Surface Mount Electronics 3
TCET-740 Fiber Optics Telecommunications Technology 2
TCET-741 Fiber Optics Telecommunications Technology Lab 1
Management systems   
MGMT-740 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
MGMT-742 Technology Management 3
DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
Product development
MCET-620 Robust Design and Production Systems 3
MCET-670 Concept Design and Critical Parameter Management 3
MCET-720 Product and Production System Development and Integration 3
Quality management  
STAT-621 Quality Engineering 3
STAT-741 Regression Analysis 3
MCET-620 Robust Design and Production Systems 3

 

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in manufacturing and mechanical systems integration, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in the field of engineering, engineering technology, or computing. Students with degrees in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have completed college level course work in computer programming and probability and statistics.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent). Applicants with a lower GPA will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted on a probationary basis. These students will have to secure a B or better average in the first three graduate courses to be considered for full admission.
  • Submit a one-page personal statement of educational objectives.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.

Career Outcomes

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