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.
Dual Degree (BS+Masters)
Areas of Focus
Our students and faculty are engaged in a wide range of socially responsible engineering projects and application fields. Innovative product development, fostering personal leadership skills, and a systems approach to engineering are evident in our primary focus areas.
Unmanned Aircraft Design, Fabrication, and Testing
High Performance Vehicle Engineering
Fuel Cell Technology
High Performance Vehicle Systems
Assistive Device Technologies
Artificial Organ Engineering
Biomedical Device Engineering
Cardiovascular assist devices
Inflammation Response of Neutrophils
Microscale Heat and Mass Transfer
Hybrid Distributed Energy Systems
Energy Systems for Developing Countries
UV Water Disinfection Systems
Self-Regenerating Particulate Trap Systems For Emissions
Perspective on the Department
The ME Department is a relatively young program, although the roots of our program go back to the founding of the institution over 180 years ago. Our department was first accredited in 1968, and has been in a state of constant change ever since. We have a dynamic group of students, staff, and faculty who work together to make our department better every day.
While many of our research programs are not yet generally recognized at the national level, we are starting to be a significant producer of Master's degrees. Nearly 25% of our second year students applied for the dual degree BS/Masters program last year, and our graduate programs are increasingly cited as a major decision factor for students choosing to come to RIT.
RIT Mechanical Engineering - We Design the Future!