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Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline, covering such diverse topics as aerodynamics, medical devices, energy systems, system control, robotics, new product development, materials development, structural integrity, manufacturing, automotive systems, and space vehicle systems. The mechanical engineering department at RIT offers a solid foundation in ME fundamentals as well as the opportunity for students to concentrate their studies in one of several specific areas of engineering.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is the largest academic department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, with a headcount of over 900 students in first year through graduate programs. We offer Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and undergraduate options in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Bioengineering. At the graduate level, we offer Master of Science and Master of Engineering Degrees, and an Advanced Certificate in Vibrations Engineering. Traditionally, we have three primary tracks of enrollment for our graduate programs: dual degree students, who are working on a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree concurrently; full time Master’s degree students; and part-time Master’s degree students. Many of our graduate courses are taught in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate our part-time students. The Mechanical Engineering Department has undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at both our Rochester NY, USA campus and our sister M.E. program located at the RIT Dubai, UAE campus.