ME and Your Future
Mechanical engineers apply principles of physical science and mathematics
to conceive, design, produce and operate the moving parts, components
and machinery used in every aspect of modern life. From rockets, robots
and automobiles to power plants, engines, air-conditioning equipment and
biomechanical parts, mechanical engineers put energy and machines to work,
and wherever there is motion, you’ll find evidence of their innovations.
Today, they often use computer-aided design and computer simulation to
ensure their products are reliable, efficient and economically sound.
The spectrum of professional activity for the mechanical engineer runs
from research through design and development to manufacturing and sales.
In our program, you’ll be encouraged to experiment in many areas,
including thermal systems, applied mechanics, computer-aided-manufacturing,
systems analysis, robotics, vibration and automotive and aerospace engineering.
Because many courses require you to build a model or working prototype
to demonstrate a particular concept, you will make extensive use of our
well-equipped facilities. Our labs contain dynamic system simulators,
spectrum analyzers and high-tech equipment for measuring fluid velocities
and particle size and for measuring drag and lift in a wind tunnel.
Broad career possibilities
Because of their comprehensive training and education, mechanical engineers
are often called upon to assume management positions. It is not uncommon
for the CEO of a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to have started his
or her career as a mechanical engineer. When you graduate from RIT’s
mechanical engineering program, you’ll join our successful alumni
who work as researchers, prototype designers, product developers, automotive
engineers, aerospace engineers, biomedical engineers, management consultants
and in many other positions of leadership in every major industry.